This year enterprise technology will become more about the "fabric" and less about the "fashion," predicts Logicalis, a global provider of high-performance technology solutions. Corporate enterprises are going to spend their IT budgets on technologies that help extend their business, which means a focus on back office processes, not hot products.
The on-demand software model, known as software-as-a-service, will see escalating corporate adoption, especially in SMB and mid-market companies. Long term, this trend has the potential to cause a ripple effect in the industry, decreasing the need for both corporate software and hardware purchases. Watch for shifting priorities among software and hardware vendors as the trend of software-as-a-service sweeps away old business models.
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