What is Happening? Over the past year, our survey and interview research among IT buyers, users, and managers, and research work with IT vendors and services providers, has helped shine some light on several trends that we expect will become widely apparent, and disruptive to the business of IT, within the coming year.

The driving force behind these is the continued, and accelerating, emergence of the Boundary-free Enterpriseā„¢ - a framework and architecture based on loosely-coupled IT and Business services, technologies, and operations that are in turn enabled and driven by Cloud-based innovation. That innovation continues to evolve in unanticipated ways through the increasingly intertwined uses of Cloud, Mobile, Social/Collaborative and Analytics technologies, devices, and services, often in unusual synergies, and always in transformative ways that herald new ways of doing business shorn of the old limitations of time-of-day and physical place.

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