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How 2013 Will Continue to Shape IT

Sometimes it’s not about the technology available, but also about how current events are changing public perceptions of new technologies. Jonathan Hassell takes a look back at 2013 and the events that will shape how we view IT in the year to come.

Suspicious Minds

In light of NSA revelations, companies will be wary of the cloud. With Edward Snowden’s country hopping came the startling news that the National Security Agency might know what we all did last summer. Now, many are distrustful of not just the NSA, but the technology that made this all possible. While 2014 will see an increase in cloud use, companies will find themselves doing careful research before deciding which information gets released.

The One

Then there’s the search for Microsoft’s new CEO. This is only the third leader in the company’s history, and the result will no doubt shape the future of computers everywhere. Will we see Microsoft continue its evolution into a devices and services organization, or will the devices be put on hold as the new CEO concentrates on quality software? Only time will tell what 2014 will bring to the world of IT.

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About Rachel Ginder

Rachel Ginder was a staff writer for CAI's Accelerating IT Success and joined the team in 2013. She also helped with social media and research.

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