IT Business Edge gives eight predictions for CIOs in 2013 in this article. These predictions include more IT automation, a single IT system of record, and thin client and virtual desktops, among others. The article describes a pattern of increased usage of social media and mobile devices. Also, there seems to be an overall theme of encouraging innovation. There will be more focus towards making what we have better instead of creating brand new technologies. 2013, simply put, will shape up to be a more advanced version of 2012.