Ten Gartner Predictions for 2013

Ten Gartner Predictions for 2013

Ten Gartner Predictions for 2013

1. Windows 8
Through 2015, 90% of enterprises will bypass broad deployment of Windows 8, sitting on sidelines until the market matures.

Businesses in China and India will begin to dominate global IT commerce. Big data will fuel demand for IT jobs, but many of those positions will remain vacant. And you'll likely have more opportunities to exhibit technology as a fashion statement. (Really!) These are among the top predictions for IT for 2013 and beyond, according to Gartner. The findings were presented at the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, and cover a broad range of topics, from management policies to emerging user and enterprise trends to the latest in eye-opening innovations. IT leaders who stay on top or ahead of these developments will put themselves and their organizations in the best position to take advantage of these technologies. "As consumerization takes hold and the 'Nexus of Forces' drives CEOs to certain expectations, CIOs must still provide reliability, serviceability and availability of systems and services," says Daryl Plummer, managing vice president and Gartner fellow. "Their priorities must span multiple areas. As the world of IT moves forward, [IT leaders] must coordinate activities in a much wider scope ... and as a result, a loss of control echoes through several predictions we are making."

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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