IT leaders' tech predictions for 2015-2018 (TechRepublic Premium)

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Topic: CXO
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This archived TechRepublic Premium report, originally published in November 2014, is available for free to registered TechRepublic members. For all the latest research reports, 100+ ready-made policies, IT job descriptions, and more, check out TechRepublic Premium.

Here are some key findings from the report:

  • Moving data and services to the cloud is seen as important (more so by CXOs), but there is also a level of dedication to in-house systems and servers, which is based on a certain degree of skepticism.
  • Security, mobility and big data are the top three technologies to watch.
  • 3-D printing, wearables and software defined infrastructure (SDI) are considered the least relevant technologies right now.
  • Desktops, thick clients and on-premises servers are expected to decrease in relevance.
  • Productivity/project management software and email/instant messaging aren’t expected to go anywhere, these will remain the mainstays of business.
  • There is more faith in the future of Linux desktops than in the possibility of Apple surpassing Microsoft in the enterprise.
  • IT is expected to become a mix of centralized and decentralized administration.
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