It's sometimes interesting to look at some of the vendor email (not quite "spam") that I often receive, and identify trends. I received one this week from a service provider, with links to their whitepapers - no doubt informing me how I could save my budget by buying into their services. But the topics were interesting, and speak to what's on the mind of IT directors and CIOs today.
Here are the topics: (I'll omit the whitepaper titles)
- Mobile computing
- Optimizing your computing workload
- Cloud computing
- Business process management
- Delivering services via the cloud
Some version of "cloud" shows up twice in that list. You should also recognize mobile computing (tablets and smartphones) as a current topic on our campus.