2014 enterprise trends: BYOD pain, HTML5 apps, hybrid cloud, SDx

The bring your own device movement is going to strain corporate technology and finance departments as enterprises struggle to manage mobile. Meanwhile, hybrid cloud approaches are going to be hyped and get ready for software defined everything.

Those takeaways were included in Gartner‘s top 10 strategic technology trends for 2014. Not surprisingly, mobile, cloud with multiple plays on big data were front and center for companies. Here’s the breakdown.

  1. Mobile device management. By 2018, the size of the mobile workforce will double or triple. Companies are going to have to set policies and architecture to keep data safe. In other words, BYOD may become a BPITB (big pain in the butt).
  2. HTML5 is the app platform of choice. Gartner is betting that improved JavaScript performance through 2014 will make HTML5 the go-to enterprise application development tool. Companies should look to build targeted mobile apps that can “snap together” to create larger applications.

See the complete list on ZDNet.

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