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2017 Top 3 IT Trends

Here are my predictions in no particular order…

Security:

I know this is a repetition from my 2016 predictions but I have different reasons this year:

  1. In 2016 I obtained my CISSP certification which gave me such a better appreciation for Security and everything it encompasses.
  2. In the recent US election, cyber attacks were a hot topic.  If Security is getting that kind of visibility I think that trend will only continue.

Mobile:

Apps, apps, and more apps.

Organizations are racing to put out apps that support their customers.  Furthermore, tools like Xamarin allow developers to write business logic code that can be re-used on iOS, Android, or Windows.

Honestly, I think this one is a no brainer.

Automation:

I know this is fairly generic, but I do feel organizations are looking for ways to automate wherever they can.  They’ve experienced the pain points of manual effort and aren’t interested in continuing that trend.

With that said, automation can mean many things.  It could refer to integration, decommissioning, re-writing, or net new.

Other Considerations:

  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
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