And the top three:
Information lifecycle management rather than just information management
Technology refresh, or Dynamic IT, which involves wrapping new technology around old legacy systems. Sounds like a new name for Saas. It also seems to me that wrapping legacy systems by itself, without a larger strategy for moving forward, risks getting stuck with high maintenance costs and significant opportunity cost. I have done a dozen stories in the last year or two about companies that have seen huge savings and huge improvements in speed by dumping their mainframes for much faster Wintel-based systems that cost far less. Whether you call it Saas or a new term like Dynamic IT, this could be a strategy of developing competitive DIS-sadvantage.
Data security concerns continue. And they won’t go away, especially when staff and consultants download sensitive information to laptops which they leave in their cars, cloakrooms and restaurants.
The other 7 come out at the conference in Boston.