While mobile devices continue to carve a widening niche within the enterprise, various reports find that desktop computers are still needed for complex tasks, and the most efficient repertoire in the near-future will include phones, tablets, wearables and desktops.
Major threats to corporate digital assets are increasingly under attack both in terms of size and impact on the companies, warns John Wheeler, research director at Gartner. And those threats are percolating up to the board level.
Reflecting the shift to a wireless workplace, Gartner predicts that 40 percent of enterprises will use Wi-Fi as the default connection even for non-mobile devices, such as desktops, desk phones, projectors, and conference room.
Few things prompt a bigger smile from a CIO than the opportunity to save money. With that in mind, the latest news on BYOD programs must have many IT leaders positively beaming.
Jake Sorofman says that "for content marketers, there's useful inspiration in hewing to newsroom habits." Does this mean there should be a lot of copying and pasting from news media? No, he says. It's better to organize like newsrooms.
Manufacturing, utilities and transportation will be the top three verticals using Internet of Things devices in 2015, with 736 million connected devices in use next year, forecasts Gartner.
Next year, mobile marketing and digital advertising will share the top rank for digital marketing spend, according to Gartner.
Challenging the common perception that the public cloud is insecure, Gartner says that there have been "very few security breaches in the public cloud," with most breaches involving on-premises environments.
Enterprises will increasingly move toward risk-based security and away from the mirage of achieving a 100 percent secured environment through perimeter defense, judges Gartner.
Experience with mobility is one of the IT skills in highest demand, according to research firm Gartner.