Hu Yoshida: Top Ten IT Trends for 2014 – Introduction

InsightaaS: Hu Yoshida, vice president and CTO for Hitachi Data Systems, is internationally recognized as a leading expert on storage and systems that rely on storage - which is to say, nearly everything in IT. His blog - Hu's Blog - contains a mix of Hitachi-focused content and Hu's thoughts on broader industry issues. In this post, Hu introduces the top 10 IT trends that he expects to see in 2014 (subsequent posts explore each in more detail). 

As we draw near to the end of the 2013, I like to put together my thoughts on what may be the trends in 2014. Most of this is based on what I hear on customer visits and from industry analysts and bloggers. Last week, my colleague Michael Hay published his list of memes ideas, which self replicate, mutate and respond to selective pressures to paraphrase Wikipedia. Gartner has published its strategic technology trends for 2014, which includes technologies like 3D printing and personal cloud. My trends are more focused on IT trends for the coming year. Here is the list of my 10 IT trends. I will be expanding on these over the next few weeks.


1- Technology refresh will focus on business outcomes

Less about the infrastructure and more about the application

2- Converged solutions for select applications...

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