As a CIO, you both help promote new trends in the industry and respond to them. While some of your colleagues are still determining what to do in the next year, you're already thinking about how technology is going to help shape your business far into the future. CIOs have to be forward-thinking executives to make sure enterprises are leveraging technology in the right way. In light of that, a host of major changes are coming your way in the next few years. From the increased popularity of cloud computing to the resurgence of Apple in the enterprise, you'll be faced with a host of opportunities and challenges that will have profound effects upon your decision-making and your ability to help your company maximize its return on investment. Here we take a look at some of the trends that will impact your decision-making as you plot your company's technology roadmap. From cloud-computing to extremely low-energy servers, a slew of new ideas and technologies are coming your way.
As you consider your plans for desktop operating systems in the future, keep in mind that Microsoft's Windows 8 is heading to store shelves next year. And Windows 7 isn't a bad option if you'd rather upgrade now.
This article was originally published on 11-22-2011