10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 11-02-2012

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

A Deepening Mobile Reliance
According to Gartner, mobile devices will overtake PCs in 2013 as the most likely way employees will access the Internet. That will increase a company’s reliance on handsets and tablets, and force CIOs to determine which products are right for their employees.

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

Changing Face of Software Development
There was a time when software development focused on Windows. Now, companies need to be concerned with mobile app development and HTML5, the new video standard on the Web.

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

Go to the Cloud
The cloud is increasingly becoming the place consumers store their personal data. For CIOs, that means accepting the likelihood of some corporate data going to the cloud. That should increase employees’ willingness to use cloud solutions in the enterprise.

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

Corporate App Stores
Corporate app stores are becoming more popular. Gartner believes that by the end of 2013, most vendors will be delivering their applications through corporate stores. Be on the lookout for that during the second half of 2013.

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

The Internet of Things
The Internet of Things describes a trend in which more products rely on the Web. For corporate users, that’s a double-edged sword, since employees connecting to the Web can be tracked, but it also means possible security issues.

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

Hybrid Computing
The IT computing space is turning into a bit of a hybrid situation in which IT departments need to be able to handle both offline and cloud-based issues. Hybrid IT will grow in the coming year.

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

Big Data Is Key
Big data is a huge factor in the enterprise, as companies struggle to analyze increasing amounts of information. Next year, services like Hadoop might become even more important in the handling of big data.

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

Analytics Grows in Importance
In 2013, there’s an increasing chance that analytics will play a crucial role in IT, according to Gartner. A key component in that analytics effort is big data.

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

In-Memory Computing
Hours-long batch processes can be crunched into tasks that take minutes or even seconds with In-Memory computing. In 2013, IT decision-makers will increasingly rely on In-Memory computing to handle tasks and save time.

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013

Full Integration
The idea of walled gardens operating in the enterprise will officially die off in 2013. Integration is an essential component in the proper functioning of IT. In 2013, all aspects of an IT effort must work together—or else.

10 Trends CIOs Should Watch in 2013