While not strictly housing-specific, a recent Gartner report proposes some thought-provoking IT trends. The ‘Top Predictions for IT Organizations and Users, 2011 and Beyond: IT’s Growing Transparency’ report suggests that by 2015:
Information-smart businesses will increase recognised IT spending per head by 60 per cent.
New revenue generated each year by IT will determine the annual compensation of most new ‘global 2000’ CIOs.
A G20 nation’s critical infrastructure will be disrupted and damaged by online sabotage.
Tools and automation will eliminate 25 per cent of labour hours associated with IT services.
Most external assessments of enterprise value and viability will include explicit analysis of IT assets and capabilities.
80 per cent of companies using external cloud services will demand independent certification that providers can restore operations and data.
20 per cent of non-IT global 500 companies will be cloud service providers.
Companies will generate 50 per cent of web sales via their social presence and mobile applications.
10 per cent of your online ‘friends’ will be non-human.