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Top IT Trends in 2013: Proactive Approaches to Cloud and Mobile
December 12, 2012
The New Year rings in resolutions for breaking bad habits, going to the gym and eating healthier. But, the beginning of 2013 will also be a time for IT managers to address new and evolving trends, specifically in the booming cloud and mobile arenas.
Promisec, a company who knows the mobile and cloud space well, has shared the biggest issues enterprise IT managers will face in 2013. As a provider of actionable endpoint management solutions, that manages millions of endpoints across enterprises in a range of industries, the company has gained insight into the security and IT administration trends organizations will have to address in the New Year.
Many projects were delayed due to 2012’s challenging economic climate, but Promisec anticipates IT spending will be on the rise as companies brace themselves for brand new cloud and mobile offerings. In fact, in 2013 worldwide IT spending will likely exceed $2.1 trillion - up 5.7 percent from 2012.
CEO Dan Ross has identified four trends that will shape the market in 2013. "Based on our conversations with clients and prospects, we're convinced that 2013 will be a turning point for IT administrators to become proactive instead of reactive to critical security and IT admin issues," he said in a statement.
Looking ahead, the cloud will enable a proactive approach to addressing issues, according to Ross. In 2012, many companies were reactionary when it came to regulatory issues, compliance and security concerns. In 2013, IT departments will be more proactive as the landscape becomes clearer and cloud solutions enable them to remediate violations more easily.
Additionally, BYOD will focus on enforcement. And next year will be about enforcing BYOD policies for hardware, including smartphones, laptops and tablets, as well as those that span business, security and personal requirements.
Moreover, security will move from monitoring to action as the ability for IT organizations to monitor endpoints has improved. The shift in 2013 will be toward acting on threats that are uncovered before they impact performance.
By far, the biggest IT enemy will exist in the enterprise network, according to Ross. Networks are now secured, so hackers are looking elsewhere. In 2013, they will move to the end-user and this is where the biggest risks will be, which applies to the devices themselves and to applications end-users demand and the volume and value of data the devices hold.
"As a result of these trends, it's absolutely critical to have an added layer of robust intelligence that can augment existing solutions and ensure IT organizations are maximizing not only their existing investments, but also their time and resources,” Ross added.
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Edited by Jamie Epstein
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