Gartner’s Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users, 2008 and […]
Gartner’s Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users, 2008 and Beyond: Going Green and Self-Healing
by Daryl C. Plummer, Charles Smulders, Leslie Fiering, Yefim V. Natis, Simon Mingay, Mark Driver, Jackie Fenn, Laura McLellan, Debbie Wilson
Predictions for 2008 inevitably will focus on key issues that are top of mind in the areas
of “green” IT, consumerization of IT, and the emergence of new acquisition and delivery
models for IT systems and services. This Top Predictions report examines the effect
these key issues will have, in addition to highlighting some key technologies for the next
• Environmental, or green, issues will directly affect IT decisions related to the purchase of systems, services and the selection of vendors that support the green IT movement.
• Alternate delivery and acquisition models are affecting how IT organizations and users
plan for spending, as well as selection of products and services.
• Consumers are changing the way decisions and technology choices are made by IT — and who the decision makers are.
• Establish a green initiative in IT to evaluate compliance and to promote a consistent
approach to environmental issues.
• Make IT budget decisions dependent on service-based spending models, such as
subscriptions and annuities.
• Establish communications and collaboration initiatives between end users and IT
decision makers when selecting new technologies or services.