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2012 Top IT Initiatives

By July 23, 2012June 7th, 2022Blog, Hot Technology Topics

2012 Top IT Initiatives

Released in the May issue of InformationWeek, the Top IT Initiatives for 2012, see which of your organizations projects show up.

1. Improve security

2. Increase server virtualization

3. Upgrade network infrastructure

4. Build or improve big data analysis systems

5. Adopt or increase use of public cloud services

6. Deploy or upgrade enterprise ERP systems

7. Deploy virtual desktops

8. Create Web apps for smartphones, tablets, and PCs

9. Deploy a private cloud infrastructure

10. Upgrade wireless network

11. Deploy mobile device management system

12. Develop native apps for smartphones or tablets

13. Launch or expand IT service initiative such as ITIL

14. Launch or upgrade an enterprise social networking platform

At PEI, I have seen several of our clients tackling one if not more of these projects. I firmly believe that virtualization will continue to top this list for a few more years to come. Server virtualization is just the tip of the iceberg of a fully virtualized IT environment. High availability and disaster recovery are two other projects that will show up on this list shortly. Right up there with virtualization I would put Unified Communications. With all the new technology available through Microsoft Lync and Polycom, companies are ripping out legacy PBX systems and deploying VoIP solutions. I have seen first-hand the demand for Microsoft Lync and similar solutions. We have to date deployed over 15,000 seats of Microsoft Lync. I think it’s great that this year IT budgets are starting to see some substantial growth, giving IT departments the funds they need to upgrade their technologies.

For more information on Microsoft Lync visit:

https://pinpoint.microsoft.com/en-US/PartnerDetails.aspx?PartnerId=4295181768&LocId=282716222473672&ProductId=12884930815&CurrentTab=1

Polycom and Microsoft Lync Integration:

https://www.polycom.com/global/documents/partners_alliances/strategic_alliances/polycom-unified-communication-solutions-for-microsoft-environments.pdf

VMware High Availability information:

https://www.vmware.com/solutions/datacenter/business-continuity/high-availability.html

Andrea Leonhardt, PEI

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