Top technology people list 10 areas of concern that companies need to address.
These are from the latest survey of technology chiefs by the folks at Logicalis
- IT Managed Services – IT leaders are looking at ways to offload some IT operations in order to better focus staff energies on core activities—those that will drive revenue.
- Cloud – No surprise that cloud computing was a top topic of conversation that will continue well into 2012 as IT leaders decide the best ways to use the cloud in their operations.
- Social Networking – Once again, social media itself was a topic of conversation among technologists, often the early adopters of new communications tools.
- SaaS – Software as a Service gained more momentum as applications from large and small software developers were offered à la carte via the web.
- IT Workplace Issues – This was a hot topic in last year’s survey and was just as important again this past year. IT leaders are focusing on IT Jobs, CIO resumes, CIO salaries, workplace motivation and demotivation as well as the ethical workplace.
- IT Governance – IT leaders acknowledged that IT governance ensures IT is aligned with business strategies and objectives in what will undoubtedly be a talked-about topic for years to come.
- Compliance – Similarly, compliance with industry and government regulations and requirements was a topic that hit the top 10.
- 8. ERP – Streamlining the organization often falls to the IT department making discussion about enterprise resource planning an obvious topic.
- Outsourcing – IT leaders are embracing many options, including smart outsourcing, for maintaining costs and controls when it comes to the delivery of IT services within their organizations.
- Virtual desktop – IT has not forgotten the desktop in its many forms, including tablet and mobile device. With the proliferation of mobile devices and bring your own device (BYOD) workplaces, delivering secure access to critical business applications has become a focus.