“The IT Imperatives:
- Information security will need to be tightened.
- Information privacy will need to be ensured, particularly as more third-party consumer data is incorporated into the operational and analytical frameworks.
- Data warehouses will need to be upgraded or swapped out for more flexible data repositories that can handle various data types, automatic tagging, autonomous data “check-in,” and many terabytes. These warehouses must be able to store the vast amount of data on the most efficient infrastructure, bowing to the reality that only a fraction of stored data is actually engaged at any given moment.
- Data analytic output will need to be driven to more parts of the organization, including real-time input to operational decision making.
- The datacenter will have to be virtualized and cloud computing incorporated into enterprise IT architectures.
- IT managers will have to enable and manage the explosive growth in mobile devices that increasingly request and send data from all over the world.
- IT managers will need to provide the appropriate security permissions to allow for data to be queried regardless of where it is stored, giving rise to virtual “data lakes.”
- While the digital universe is doubling every two years in size, and the number of information “containers” every 20 months, the number of IT professionals on the planet may never double again – or at least not for 20 years. In the context of the digital universe, the number of gigabytes per IT professional will grow by a factor of eight between now and 2020, while the number of devices on the IoT grows by a factor of 2 (not counting virtual devices).
- None of these challenges are insurmountable. Most companies are somewhere along on each”
Thanks to IDC