2014 IT Trends

It’s hard to believe that 2014 is already coming to a close! It’s been a busy year in the world of government and education IT, and we’ve been fortunate to feature some great trends and content here on GovDataDownload.

Back in January, Mark Weber, Senior Vice President, America Sales, NetApp, shared his technology predictions for 2014 with us. He predicted that the cloud space would become, well, cloudier, with the introduction of new multi-cloud architectures, including private, public, and hybrid, and that data management across these environments would become more complex. He shared that Flash is shaping up to be one of the most disruptive trends facing agencies from a technology standpoint, as is the need for technology to support the growing force of remote workers in the government. And finally, he discussed how government CIOs are currently facing a complex new landscape in terms of their responsibilities and the number of things they must stay on top of in addition to new skills they must acquire on the job as new technologies continue to rise in prominence.

Turns out, at least in terms of what GovDataDownload readers were most interested in during 2014, Mark was right on target. The most read article by far for 2014 was What Federal Agencies Need to Know About the Growing Flash Market, followed closely by NetApp’s Jeff Baxter Talks About the Best Cloud Options for Federal Agencies. Top topics on Twitter for GovDataDownload included Software Defined Networks, Software Defined Storage, Big Data, Cybersecurity and BYOD, among others. All in all, looks like Mark was pretty on-target with his predictions!

This month on GovDataDownload we’ll be taking a look back at some of the most popular content from 2014, as well as taking a look forward at trends that we believe will impact the IT world in 2015. If you haven’t already subscribed to receive updates via email, now would be a great time so you don’t miss the recaps or the great content we have in store for 2015.

As always, if there are topics you’d like us to cover or agencies you think we should be highlighting, please feel free to leave a comment or email us at editors@govdatadownload.com. And if you’re not already following us on Twitter, please do—in addition to sharing our own content, we share a wide variety of content about cloud computing, virtualization, cyber and network security, big data, education technology, federal IT and more.

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