Making predictions about something as fast-changing as technology and data can be a challenge. But it’s that time of year when pundits put their reputations on the line and so, in time-honoured tradition, here are my key predictions for what will matter to CIOs and IT departments over the next 12 months:
All together now
It’s the same old song, sung with more urgency thanks to upcoming GDPR legislation. How to unify and manage data to meet customer and legal demands as well as to drive the business forward will be a major concern this year.
Around this time last year, Deloitte talked about ‘kinetic’ enterprise – the need for businesses to be continually moving and adapting to changes in their data management requirements. This depends on building more fluid and collaborative relationships and educating executives and staff to ensure they understand both existing and evolving technologies. And that means root-and-branch changes to organisational models, IT systems and supporting functions. All very sensible and positive – but almost a year on, many businesses have resisted because it’s hard to dismantle what you’ve built over years, even if you will ultimately replace it with something better.
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Source: IT Strategy