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.

By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Editorial Director of CNET and former Editor in Chief of TechRepublic. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.