Huge industry shifts—represented by mobile devices, cloud computing, Big Data, and brand building—have transformed the enterprise. In many cases, we’ve seen just the beginning in terms of the impact these shifts will ultimately have on business. Our view is that, in 2014, we’ll see solidification of these trends.
Could it have been only a year ago when we were talking about the real emergence of the cloud as the next computing platform? Or BYOD (bring your own device) as a legitimate and necessary form of business service access? Would we have predicted that Big Data would swiftly transcend the predictable verticals to allow any organization to leverage it for real-time business intelligence?
Indeed, according to leading tech researchers like Gartner and Forrester, during 2014 the most important developments will spring from the ubiquity of data. We’ve captured these and other prognostications in a new whitepaper, Predictions 2014, which will enable you to hold your own among industry cognoscenti.
CIOs Legitimize “Bringing Your Own” to the IT Ecosphere
What once was feared—employees using something other than a company-issued Blackberry—is now embraced, as BYOD enters the corporate mainstream. According to a Gartner survey, 38% of CIOs hope to be fully functional with BYOD by 2016, despite the enterprise risk. We think the term should be changed to “bring your own devices,” because employees want to interact with their business apps on all their screens, wherever, whenever.
Big Love for Big Data
This year we see several changes that will allow the volume, variety, and velocity of data to be used across industries to great advantage. Here are a few, as a preview: First, integrating the Hadoop stack into an enterprise application environment will provide far more accurate results with less time between insight and action. Second, analytics technology and better modeling has improved the ability to see context of a particular area of interest. This ability to more easily see leading indicators will enable organizations to act to prevent a bad or foster a good situation in real time. We also anticipate that event processing technology will enable organizations to precisely identify patterns of meaningful events that lead to a significant business impact.
IT Gets Personal
Key performance indicators (KPIs) drive our ability to work toward and constantly evaluate business success. This will be the year of the personal KPI. We’re generating boatloads of data, through our health diagnostics, interactions with mobile devices, and social networks. And we now have the technical skills and applications to manage the key metrics of our lives. Look for this to be the year in which we leverage personal cloud services to become more efficient; after all, we’ve become citizen-developers, according to Gartner. The ability to capture and share data across various services in an automated way will make us much more productive and innovative.
In addition to learning about the impact of BYOD, Big Data, and the emergence of the citizen-developer, TIBCO’s Predictions 2014 whitepaper forecasts how:
- APIs bring revenue from the entirety of the computing ecosystem
- Hybrid cloud and on-premise architectures and integrations take hold
- The Internet broadens and gets smarter
Read this concise four-page paper about the technologies and trends most important to your personal and professional ecosystem.