Verizon Enterprise has shared top technology trends for CIOs in 2015.
The American wireless company said strategic network investments will be a major focus point for enterprise CIOs in 2015.
Big data, transition to the cloud and monetization of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be some of the trends, said Verizon Enterprise.
In the coming year, enterprises will adopt technologies that drive business innovation and provide a strong platform for future growth.
Network Reliability, Innovation is Key to Business Success
Enterprises will concentrate on strategic network and IT investments, as communications network is recognized as the foundation for business growth. The growing demands of data, cloud, video and mobile solutions require enterprise networks to become more agile and scalable, without compromising performance.
Verizon Enterprise suggests that enterprise CIOs must ensure their networks are capable of distributing increasing workloads among multiple data centers as applications move to the cloud. Leveraging technology innovation including virtualization, automation and optical network technology (100G, 200G and LTE), to improve network efficiency and reliability, will be critical in enabling networks to handle massive growth.
Internet of Things Adoption Gains Momentum Downstream
In 2015, adoption of technologies and services related to IoT will rise, particularly within the small and medium business markets, and larger organizations that were not early adopters. Industry consolidation is a key driver for wider IoT adoption, especially as market participants work to define standards across the value chain.
Also, enhanced tools in cloud computing, big data, analytics and IoT cybersecurity will begin to decrease Machine-to-Machine (M2M) complexity that will result into new business models.
Predictive Analytics Will Make Sense of Big Data
Data will enhance business performance. Harnessing big data for insights into how products and services are being received and how assets are being used will be a key priority for the C-suite in 2015. Companies that integrate analytics programs into their connected infrastructure will be best positioned to improve operational efficiencies, identify new revenue streams and better serve their customers in the data economy.
IT Will Direct the Cloud
Enterprise IT will control cloud deployments in 2015; it will help identify needs, outline technology requirements and manage the various technologies and service providers used. Cloud solutions will be purpose-built to support key business initiatives, such as improved customer interaction, operational transformation and technology compliance.
There will be less discussion about public versus private cloud, virtual machine count, etc., and more priority will be placed on building cloud solutions that solve specific business needs. This deeper strategic understanding of cloud services, directed by the CIO, will support greater migration of mission-critical workloads to the cloud.
The Game is Changing in the Fight Against Cybercrime
Device proliferation, machine-to-machine connections, a complex threat landscape and extended computing environments will make network security more complex and more important in 2015.
A multilayer security strategy will be critical for mitigating risk and establishing trust between devices, networks, people and systems. The adoption of a proactive risk management strategy aimed at detecting crimes using advanced big data analytics will be important for enterprise CIOs.