Jan 28, 2015
Expensive branch office routers, servers, switches and storage will continue consolidation into the datacenter, reducing the need for expensive branch office infrastructure and thus reducing wiring messes.
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Even more applications and services will be deployed in the cloud further obscuring where our data lives and what is the best route to get to it.
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More businesses will use the Internet to connect their branches and reduce connectivity costs while increasing bandwidth and speeding deployment.
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The Internet of Things will continue to grow and place even more load onto already saturated, complex networks by connecting everything from refrigerators to our shoes.
The IT team will continue to be asked to do more projects with the same or less resources requiring greater levels of automation from their network and software vendors.
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4G LTE will be used for more than just connecting your smartphone or tablet. More businesses are relying on LTE connections for just-in-time site bring up, and as a reliable backup link that can’t be disrupted by your local utility’s excavator.
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Your users and network guests will continue to perform large device and BYOD software updates across your corporate WAN, stretching what little bandwidth is available for critical applications.
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Online drive services such as Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box and Dropbox will continue allowing your precious corporate data to disappear into the ether.
Some market leading vendors will continue to resist these monumental changes in IT.
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Did we mention that wiring will still probably be a mess?
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