CIO Straight Talk - Issue 3 - 52
We asked HCL experts – and IT practitioners like you – to
predict IT-related developments we’re likely to see in the
coming months. We got some interesting responses – and
not all of them had to do with SMAC!
A senior executive at HCL describes his
unusual medical condition this way: As he
imagines a word in his head, he sees both
the word and its mirror image. So, for
example, “2013” displayed in, say, the font
of a digital clock. . .
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. . .conveys to him not just the current
year but, in reverse, the letters “C-I-O-S.”
Or so he claims. Whether that second
meaning even suggests itself to you – go
ahead, look at this in a mirror – this savvy
industry observer is convinced his vision
has significance: 2013 is an auspicious
time for IT professionals, the Year of the
Scoff, if you will. But you don’t need to see
things in reverse to realize that the IT
profession is facing unprecedented
technological and professional upheaval.
And while this disruption threatens the very
existence of the CIO role, it also poses
interesting opportunities for reinvention.
Given that, we felt it worth examining some
of the changes that lie ahead. We asked
seven HCL subject matter experts to share
their views on developments they foresee
taking shape in the next 12 months or so.
We weren’t looking to showcase the “Top
Trends of 2013.” And we already knew
that some of the most sweeping
developments will be directly related to
“social-mobility-analytics-cloud,” or SMAC.
We were simply looking for the articulation
of interesting trends – significant if not
earthshaking, somewhat surprising rather
Which emerging technology
is your organization most likely
to invest in this year?
(including real-time analytics)
Based on 747 responses to a survey of IT
professionals on LinkedIn