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IT outsourcing predictions for 2012 by CIO.com

2012 will bring some new IT outsourcing trends

Originally posted by Stephanie Overby, freelance writer, for CIO.com “12 IT Outsourcing Predictions for 2012“.

“In 2011, the IT outsourcing industry was marked by smaller deals, leery customers, profit-squeezed IT service providers and a lot of cloud computing talk. Much of that could continue next year, but as 12 predictions for 2012 indicate, you can expect some new IT outsourcing developments”.

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#1. 2012 Will Be a Mixed Bag of M&A Activity

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The Top 10 Business Technology Trends To Watch: 2012 To 2014

Forrester: Tech changes to expect to 2014

Here is Forrester’s research for Enterprise Architecture Professionals. Business Intelligence tools, mobile apps and cloud application platforms are areas that will evolve and create significantly more business value between today and 2014.

Driving increasing capacity for business innovation remains high on the CIO’s agenda, but enterprise architects struggle to keep up with the rapidly changing technology landscape while also juggling current state complexity.

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Forrester gauged 208 IT executives with knowledge of their companies’ technology strategies to see what areas they expect to change most during the next three years:

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Facts about CIOs’ understanding of the applications portfolio

IT leaders might struggle to take advantage of the latest applications to drive efficiency and competitiveness because CIOs are failing to understand what is in their applications portfolio and how much they are costing.

Following Karl Flinders post originally appeared as “Six shocking facts about CIOs’ understanding of the applications portfolio“. We’ve found this “shocking findings” are really interesting and useful for CIOs and IT directors and Executives. So please find the Fujitsu’s research:

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“The lack of understanding of how much an application portfolio is costing means that companies have no way of telling how much is being wasted. How many companies can afford to be running applications that are not delivering maximum value? Any hopes of applications becoming a strategic enabler for the business certainly seem a long way off for the majority of companies”

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