10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 11-15-2012

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

The Increasing Importance of Smartphones
Apple's iPhone, Android-based handsets and a host of other products are slated to increase their presence in the enterprise. As CIOs have been learning, smartphones are central to the corporate world's growth.

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

Tablets Will Make Inroads
Tablets are expected to make serious inroads into the enterprise. In fact, a recent Gartner study found that tablets are going to drive the growth of mobile products in the enterprise in the coming years.

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

The Cloud Is Here to Stay
An increasing number of companies are integrating cloud services into their products. However, as CIOs know, the cloud isn't perfect, and some IT leaders don't want to adopt it. In 2013, resistance might be futile.

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

BYOD, of Course
Consumer-friendly devices are increasingly finding their way into the office, and, according to most analysts, the BYOD trend will accelerate next year. Get ready.

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

Big Data
Big data is all the rage, but implementing big data solutions is not easy. And Hadoop, while popular, isn't always working as well as CIOs would like. Look for big data to be an ongoing concern in 2013.

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

The Increasing Role of Windows 8
Windows 8 might not be popular right now, but as 2013 wears on, expect that to change. Microsoft is strongly promoting the operating system to corporate users, and will likely up those efforts next year.

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

Social Networking Security
Your employees are flocking to social networks, and, unfortunately, social hacks and attacks are on the rise. That's why so many CIOs are wondering why they should allow employees to access Facebook and Twitter.

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

Smaller, Lighter Hardware
Notebooks will be smaller and lighter. Tablets will be thinner, and smartphones will fit nicely into employee pockets. Simply put, next year's hardware will be smaller, lighter and mobile-friendly.

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

Increasing Employee Knowledge
Employees entering the office know more about technology than ever before. And, as CIOs know all too well, that knowledge can be a double-edged sword.

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013

Apple Love
Unlike just about every other company that attracts corporate customers by targeting CIOs, Apple is making inroads through employees. This has worked beautifully for Apple, and it's successful in the enterprise because of it.

10 Trends Sure to Impact CIOs in 2013