BPM Tops the IT Trend Outlook for 2007
Ziff Davis’ CIO | Insight have published what they see as the top IT trends for 2007. They put the list together based on the results of 13 separate surveys they conducted in 2006. IT trends were grouped into four categories: strategy, management, security, and technology.The top trends cited in these four categories are:Strategy – Business Process ImprovementManagement – Division between IT and Business will blurSecurity – No abatement of IT security threatsTechnology – Adoption of new architecturesReading though the list of trends, no real surprises jump out, and many of the cited trends are inter-related.Compliance Security – Compliance achieves what government intendedSecurity – Compliance spurs financial process improvementStrategy – Information governance gains momentumIT Outsourcing and Offshoring Management – Outsourcing changes IT ManagementManagement – Outsourcing growth slowsManagement – Offshoring shifts from IndiaManagement – IT organizations will keep growingStrong Business and IT Cooperation Management – The division between IT and Business will diminishStrategy – IT works on closing the saleManagement – CIOs struggle to find business-savvy technologistsIt is interesting that while Business Process Improvement is is cited as the top trend, another trend competing with that goal is that ‘Business process management services and software will frustrate users’. One step forward. One step back.