The Future of IT: Four Big Trends Shaping Tomorrow

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    Leah Gabriel Nurik

    | Posted 2010-10-22
1 Cloud Computing

1 Cloud Computing

It's not just about buzz anymore, when it comes to the cloud. It's here, and businesses are moving data and apps offsite quickly. However, with change comes struggle—and moving to the cloud is no different.

The IT industry and business in general is on the cusp of dramatic changes, according to Gartner's Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president of the market prognosticating firm. These dramatic changes will come about as four trends combine and lead to an "unimaginable force" impacting not just IT, but also the capability of business and government. "Whether IT acts now or not, the combination of these trends will drive dramatic change in your enterprises' business model and strategy," Sondergaard said. Here's a look at the trends that will shape business and IT in the years to come.