Data centre and desktop IT renewal not constrained by wallets

Datacenter Transformation (19 per cent) and Desktop Virtualisation (19 per cent) – are coming up as significant trends as seen by CIOs when it comes to IT trends that will dominate this year.

Dell and CIO Association of India have announced the results of ‘India’s Best CIO Mega Trends 2014’, survey of over 50 leading CIOs across the country.

Dell and CAI conducted the survey at the recently concluded ‘India’s Best CIO’ event to assess the top IT trends that will dominate 2014, and challenges influencing their adoption, recycleas seen by India’s leading CIOs.

Both Big Data and BYOD emerged as the most prominent trends with close to 60 per cent of respondents acknowledging the role these technologies will play in 2014. The survey covered respondents from a range of industries including retail, insurance infrastructure and pharma amongst others.

The survey interestingly addressed the myth of budgetary concerns being the most significant challenge when it came to implementation of these emerging technologies. Instead, lack of Talent emerged as the most significant challenge faced by CIOs with 21 per cent of respondents citing it as a major challenge, followed by Security Threat (19 per cent), Changing business priorities (19 per cent). Lack of Budgets was a reason to a limited tune (14 per cent)  while Businesses Not Bought into Technology came up for 14 per cent.


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