Happy New Year!

After reflecting on last year’s endings, let us move on to build upon new beginnings. My favorite aspect of the New Year is that it allows us to start afresh. With that in mind, I’ve gathered five resources and a bonus report to inspire you in 2020.

1. Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2020

Date: October 21, 2019
Source: Gartner
Hyper automation, blockchain, AI security, distributed cloud and autonomous things drive disruption and create opportunities in this year’s strategic technology trends.

2. Top edge computing trends to watch in 2020

Date: Dec 9, 2019
Source: TechTarget
Edge computing is still an evolving technology domain and enterprises should expect continued evolution in the year ahead. Here are the top trends CIOs and IT leaders should be looking out for.

3. Top 10 Tech Predictions For 2020 From IDC

Date: Oct 29, 2019
Source: Forbes
The focus for the 10 predictions for next year and beyond is the rise of the digital economy. By 2023, IDC predicts, over half (52%) of global GDP will be accounted for by digitally transformed enterprises. This digital tipping point heralds the emergence of a new enterprise species, the digital-first enterprise.

4. Spiceworks – The 2020 State of IT

Date: Fall 2019
Source: Spiceworks
IT budgets rise as businesses replace outdated technology: 44% of businesses plan to increase tech spend in 2020, up from 38% in 2019. Many businesses will have the ability to deploy more cutting-edge technologies in the workplace.

5. 11 Trends to Inform Your 2020 Cybersecurity Budget

Date: Oct 15, 2019
Source: Security Intelligence
The global average cost of a data breach is now $3.92 million — a 12 percent increase since 2014. Fortunately, the average cybersecurity budget is also increasing alongside breach cleanup costs. Cybersecurity services are on the rise!

As a Bonus:

And last, but far from least, the Info-Tech 2020 IT Talent Trend Report. The war of talent is very real with unemployment sitting at around 2.4%. With the ever-growing crisis for resources, IT leaders are benefiting from taking a much greater role in the talent acquisition process. My question to you all is – Are you ready? I am here for you if you want to discuss!

As a reminder from my December 24th article and a gift to my readers, I am hosting a complimentary 90-minute webinar on January 29 from 1-3 MST. During out time together, I will walk participants through my IT Strategy Planning Template. All participants will receive and editable copy of the template. Registration is limited. I hope to see you there!

To register: IT Strategy Planning Webinar

Until next week! Happy New Year!



Mary Patry
IT Executive Advisor and Leadership Coach  
 480.393.0722 (AZ)
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