Big data. Infrastructure. Hybrids. Virtualization. Mobile. Cost savings.
All that is good news.
That old adage – with mystery comes margin, should be top of mind for successful solution providers in 2013. All those challenging technologies that CIOs are fussing and mussing with, they are complex. They stretch the capacity of most IT departments, but decision makers want them done today.
So for you, it’s good news. In this article from Cloud Talk, Gartner research is called out that shows where CIOs are looking next year. First, Big Data: Gartner has estimated the Big Data market to be worth $34 billion by next year, up by 21% from 2012. Not only will IT staff need your help in uncovering the best way to manage and mine that data, they will need to consider where and how to keep it.
Second, businesses must grow their service desk capability in order to deal with the demands of IT service management, social networking, and mobility. Or, they can hire you to do that, right? Make sure you have the skills you need to meet their needs 24/7.
Third, organizations will start to migrate from private cloud to hybrid clouds, and they will need support from the migration of data to the management of the solutions.
Mark your calendars, opportunity is going to come knocking, but all these challenges demand high levels of expertise around very specific technologies, so think about what resources you need to add to be ready and waiting when the phone rings.