2015 brought many updates in technology and the way we handle our data, data security and IT asset management programs. WIth so many developments in the tech world this year, IT experts everywhere can expect more major developments in 2016.
CIOs and other tech managers are probably already planning for 2016, but here are three major trends to expect and plan a reaction to.
- More sophisticated information attacks
- During 2015, tech professionals everywhere saw attacks on companies of all sizes. It’s safe to say that 2016 will be no different, and for that reason tech professionals need to review security practices and ensure all platforms are up-to-date. Mobile malware is now a more popular option for data breaches, and for that reason all employees should be aware of the risks for data and other information contained on mobile devices.
- Continued data debates
- During the last year, new legislation was written regarding the processing of European data by U.S. firms. The ongoing debate between the U.S and E.U about the safety and precautions may hinder American cloud vendors, as well as major social networks, streaming services and retailers.
- A greater need for “big picture” thinking
- Upgrades in technology, data threats, mobile management and compliance regulations will bring more opportunities for change in 2016. It may be easiest to stick with a particular manufacturer that has performed well for years, but that may not be the best choice for a top-notch IT program. Brand loyalty is great for retailers, but not for CIOs trying to run the most efficient program possible. For this reason, CIOs should remain neutral to all new practices and technologies they consider using in an IT asset management plan.
2015 was a year of new standards for all aspects of the IT world. These developments leave room for continued growth for IT professionals everywhere.