For years enterprise IT has been driven by the emergence of a new technology that changed business computing. Technology like laptops helped move computing from only at a cubicle into on the go productivity. Smartphones and tablets took this a step even further and have enabled users to work around the clock from virtually anywhere.Businesses have favored a disruptive technology, anything to revolutionize they way they were doing things. In recent years companies have shifted from large on premise data centers to cloud hosted solutions instead. Gartner Inc. predicted spending of 3.8 trillion in IT related spending in the year ahead, a 3.2% rise over last year. So where will this spending be if companies are shying away from the “next big thing”?
Research from Forrester Research said ” boundaries between IT and business-side decision-making are fading, “with much more powerful and fluid IT capabilities immersed in the very core of the business,””. Companies are now investing more into how they can leverage the technology they bought in the last few years rather than spend on brand new tech. Companies need to figure out how to get the most value out of the existing tools they have and start developing processes with IT in mind from the start. The view of IT as just a platform as which the business runs on is shifting to a view that IT is the engine behind the business. Because of this shift in mentality businesses are no longer seeking the on piece of technology that promises to change everything.