Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013

In a new report, Gartner outlines transformative technologies that will need to be acted upon in 2013 and beyond.

6. Hybrid IT and Cloud Computing

Gartner notes that IT departments will increasingly have to play multiple roles in coordinating IT-related activities, and cloud computing is now pushing that change to another level. A recently conducted Gartner IT services survey revealed that the internal cloud services brokerage (CSB) role is emerging as IT organizations realize that they have a responsibility to help improve the provisioning and consumption of inherently distributed, heterogeneous and often complex cloud services for their internal users and external business partners. According to Gartner, the internal CSB role represents a means for IT to retain and build influence and to become a value center in the face of challenging new requirements relative to the increasing adoption of cloud.


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