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Five seismic trends for IT management in 2008

I spend a lot of my time trying to identify and evaluate new IT trends in this blog. This week, I distilled some of that information into a presentation on 2008's top five trends in IT management, which I gave at the ManageFusion conference in Las Vegas. See which trends I identified as the top five and download a copy of my presentation.

I spend a lot of my time trying to identify and evaluate new IT trends in this blog. This week, I distilled some of that information into a presentation on 2008's top five trends in IT management, which I gave at the ManageFusion conference on April 9 in Las Vegas.

Here are the top five trends that I identified:

  1. The rise of data center as a service
  2. The re-centralization of IT
  3. The death of the network perimeter
  4. The invasion of consumer technologies
  5. The emergence of true remote manageability

I've made a copy of my PowerPoint slides available for download.

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Jason Hiner is the Global Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and Global Long Form Editor of ZDNet. He is an award-winning journalist who writes about the people, products, and ideas that are revolutionizing the ways we live and work in the 21st century.

3 comments
jasonhiner
jasonhiner

Original post: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/hiner/?p=657 What do you think about this list? Are there any big trends that you're seeing that aren't on here?

osocram
osocram

Well, are interesting proposals. however, regarding first trend, would as a consequence rather than a trend. Just as we had in the human history, the age of stone, metallurgy, industrial age, and so on. I believe we are past the age of information and we are entering the age of knowledge. That is, is that there is so much information to our Around (starting from Internet) that the problem is no longer "to have" or "to make" the information, but searching techniques, use and exploitation of the information, namely knowledge management. This has resulted, in large resources needed to store information and processes used, but there must be a change in the near future to drastically optimize the mass storage of information and its use

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