According to the Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013, there are many strategic technologies that will have a significant impact in the next three years. As we have noticed in the overall evolution in IT, disruptions are taking place and those who will not adapt will over time fail.

The team at RAY ALLEN is happy to see three topics on the list this year, specifically Hybrid IT, Actionable Analytics and Integrated Ecosystems. As highlighted by David Cearley, Gartner fellow “IT leaders should factor into their strategic planning processes over the next two years,” and “companies need to be making deliberate decisions about how they fit with their expected needs in the near future.”

Hybrid IT

While not all companies might be able to address all 10, for those looking to start somewhere, they should focus on the three we have highlighted. IT departments are facing constraints, both in terms of financial and human resources. The activity to do more with less is normal in today’s economy. The broadly distributed assets and locations for the internal users and external partners and customers is a serious issue for IT.

Actionable Analytics
In the world of Big Data that we are all working in, analytics are everywhere. With the defined action and context of what analytics that the IT Managers review, it provides prediction, optimization and analytics to enable flexibility for the decisions in the process and procedures. These additional steps and storage of the data in a system such as the RACSystem enable IT managers to make the right decisions at the right time.

Integrated Ecosystems
As the marketplace is shifting to further integration of the many systems, and away from the heterogeneous approaches, there is the drive to lower cost, increased security and simplicity. In the IT Asset management category, the shift from strictly one vendor to multiple vendors for the networking hardware has added complexity and variety to the environment for the team to manage.

The RACSystem at RAY ALLEN is an excellent solution for your business to get started with organizing and managing the IT environment with today’s new challenges. For more information on the services, contact us today.