Gartner Highlights Key Predictions for IT Organizations and Users in 2010 and Beyond


Here are Gartner’s predictions for the coming years in IT:

http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1278413

The most interesting one is “By 2012, 20 percent of businesses will own no IT assets”. The argument they make is that essentially more and more organizations will use cloud computing and refrain from buying their own equipment. Also, more and more users will access corporate data using personal mobile communications and their own laptops. In other words the company will own and control less hardware; the equipment will all be owned and managed by third parties.

This is a surprising and rather aggressive prediction. I agree with the trend and I can see a future in which IT departments focus a lot more on strategic initiatives rather than managing now commoditized IT equipment and infrastructure. Cloud computing is radically transforming the IT function and will have a major unquestionable impact on IT budgets and how IT is perceived within the organization. But 2012 is awfully close. I do not think the transformation will occur so quickly.

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  1. #1 by Ahmed El-Deeb at May 24th, 2010

    Hi Rudolf,

    Interesting entry! It made me to think about the pros & cons of each trend as related to the IT industry. Also, is that transformation for all?
    Questions like that are triggered just thinking about that potential shift.

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