2014 predictions from @VMware_UK

First of all I wish everyone a Happy New Year! Today VMware UK mentioned me in a tweet:

I am very happy about the fact VMware has chosen my latest blogpost about “My Top 7 IT Trends for 2014 from an end-user computing view” to summarize it much better :):

Mobility is still the top driver from an end users’ perspective. Device and app fragmentation will continue to grow in 2014, hence why I think enterprise mobility should be the number one focus for IT in the coming months. This includes Mobile Device Management (MDM), Mobile Application Management (MAM) and Mobile Content Management (MCM), which leads into Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM). As the market for EMM continues to grow I predict we will see more market consolidation in 2014.

Mobility is also a driver for desktop virtualization, because of the installed base of Microsoft applications within the enterprise. So I believe there will be further releases of virtual desktop software to fulfil the need to bring business critical software to mobile smart devices, and we may see growing hype around DaaS (Desktop as a Service).

As for devices, despite the PC no longer being dominant, I believe that we will see a reversal in the direction of PC sales in 2014, after its recent decline. Once this is solved we will see a constant growth in the PC market. As Enterprise Mobility and DaaS put high pressure on enterprise IT to become more transparent to their services, I think that this will drive momentum for  ITaaS (IT as a Service) and workspace aggregation which will include the shift to new cloud services like SaaS.

I received very valuable feedback about my initial post and I like to thank @jsirota especially for the one about PC sales:

Changed my view again, think PC sales will continue to decrease in 2014 ;).

Thank you very much for supporting me, especially VMware UK, Brands2Life, Ryan and Luke Davies for making this happen – THANK YOU!

Feedback, ideas, comments? Please let me know.

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