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Top Seven Priorities for IT in 2015

  • Top Seven Priorities for IT in 2015-

    Trend #2: Demand for BYOD will shift to demand for BYOPC.

    Employees are leading the next wave of bring your own device (BYOD): bring your own PC (BYOPC). This is spurred by their demand to use the PC of their choice, often a Mac. While the advent of BYOD was a revolution in the way that employees access corporate resources on their smartphones and tablets, for most users, these devices are purely consumption devices. For real work, users revert to using their PCs, and in most organizations, they will need to use Windows.

    Throughout 2015, we will see consultants, marketing executives, product managers and other employees wanting to use their own computer. As this takes hold, companies will realize that they can save a small fortune by not providing computers for employees. According to research by Gartner, by 2017, half of the world’s companies will have a percentage of their employees individually provide devices for work.

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Top Seven Priorities for IT in 2015

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    Trend #2: Demand for BYOD will shift to demand for BYOPC.

    Employees are leading the next wave of bring your own device (BYOD): bring your own PC (BYOPC). This is spurred by their demand to use the PC of their choice, often a Mac. While the advent of BYOD was a revolution in the way that employees access corporate resources on their smartphones and tablets, for most users, these devices are purely consumption devices. For real work, users revert to using their PCs, and in most organizations, they will need to use Windows.

    Throughout 2015, we will see consultants, marketing executives, product managers and other employees wanting to use their own computer. As this takes hold, companies will realize that they can save a small fortune by not providing computers for employees. According to research by Gartner, by 2017, half of the world’s companies will have a percentage of their employees individually provide devices for work.

While 2014 was the year of security concerns following the Windows XP migration (which saw nearly 30 percent of organizations still using the OS after its end-of-life), 2015 is shaping up to have a similar focus on security given the flurry of massive data breaches in recent months. IT security will continue to be top of mind for companies of all sizes.

Virtualization will be another major focus for 2015, as IT departments will need to embrace BYOPC and BYOD in a way that doesn’t jeopardize the organization’s security. While last year was a big year for the virtualization market, this sector is yet again poised for changes in 2015 as growing BYOD demand continues to push IT departments to evolve their positioning and policies to satisfy employees. Virtualization technology is finally beginning to reach its maturity, and we look forward to the launch of Windows 10 and further development of the virtualization software industry.

Drawing on his team’s expertise in IT efficiency, Ambareesh Kulkarni, VP, 1E Professional Services, highlights the seven critical considerations for IT professionals who are looking to optimize their operations in 2015 to ensure a secure and efficient enterprise.