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EMA’s Top IT Trends for 2009 - Connecting the Dots

Enterprise Management Associates, an IT research company (that HP engages occasionally), published their list of 12 Hot IT Management Trends to Watch for 2009

Not surprisingly they highlight:

IT management initiatives that deliver measurable cost savings in a tight economy
Continued deployment of technologies that enable IT to be managed as a business
New management challenges introduced by the growth of emerging technologies

While the list of 12 hot trends is interesting at face value, my opinion is that successful companies will be those that can connect the dots and implement several of these ideas in parallel with tight connections among them.

For example, EMA lists CMDB, virtualization, managing IT as a business (BSM or business service management), and service desk as the first four items. Most customers I speak to also mention these as their top priorities.

Fortunately, in these situations, I can point them to HP solutions that cover these areas, complete with integrations among all the functions. In fact, companies that are willing (and financially strong enough) to update their IT operations during the current downturn will be very well positioned to grow during the next upturn if they build an adaptive IT infrastructure now.

What do you think will be the hot IT trends in 2009?

For HP Operations Center, Peter Spielvogel

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