CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 01-24-2013

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

1. Cloud Concerns  Debate is heating up over private versus public clouds, and the rise of hybrids.

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

2. Moving Targets  Many CIOs are considering asking employees to sign BYOD agreements to enforce best practices.

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

3. Secure State of Mind  Mobility/BYOD, global expansion and other fast-moving dynamics continue to redefine the enterprise, opening the door for opportunistic hackers.

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

4. Outside Assistance  The concept of outsourcing data-center management and other complex tasks is catching on.

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

5. Dealing With Big Data  Big data seems to impact everything from computing power to storage--and it's poised to keep getting bigger.

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

6. Socially Inclined  CIOs are embracing social media as the world's "fastest, largest--and most accurate--focus group."

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

7. Streamlining Data Centers  With wasted computing power affecting the bottom line, tech leaders are turning to the cloud, managed services and the retirement of old IT assets to keep operations lean.

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013

8. Seeking Inspiration  Constant change is challenging CIOs to develop a "new normal" in investing in infrastructure and modernizing app development.

CIOs' Top Eight Trends in 2013