Five IT Priorities for 2011
What’s next for IT? Making sure that digital culture permeates the enterprise in meaningful and productive ways. At its Symposium/IT Expo 2010 in Cannes, France, Gartner identified several major areas of focus for enterprise IT over the years ahead – projects that business leaders will need you to start tackling soon, if you’re not already at work on them. “We’re increasingly living, playing and working in a digital world where people will have no alternatives but to become ‘more digital’ with the assets they have available,” said Stephen Prentice, vice president and Gartner Fellow. “Device and data proliferation is also a reality that cannot be escaped.” That means companies must negotiate everything from social networking for business growth to maximizing cloud computing resources. At the front lines will be the IT department, managing risk and compliance issues and helping integrate new technologies into business workflow – while training everyone on how to use them without creating security breaches.