5 Trends That Will Impact Your IT Planning in 2012


Many of the IT trends that your organization will tackle in 2012 aren't new, but that doesn't mean your IT staff can sit still while technology continues to evolve. The five installments in this series will examine trends you need to include in your IT planning in 2012.
Layered Security
Establishing solid security practices early in the life of an SMB is important because that security strategy can grow with the business, which is a far better plan than finding a growing business without solid security that's exposed to all variety of threats. Download this installment of our five part series to learn why Layered Security is one of the evolving technologies you need to take into account for your IT planning in 2012.

Mobility
IT administrators are challenged with keeping employees productive wherever they are while they are using devices that may or may not be issued by the company. There are three words SMBs should keep in mind when building a mobility platform or looking for someone to handle the task for them: open, integrated and secure. Download this installment of our five part series to learn why Mobility is one of the evolving technologies you need to take into account for your IT planning in 2012.

IT Management

Data Protection
Businesses of all sizes find themselves storing more data than ever before, but now they need to ensure that data is safe from disaster and mishap. Taken together, the concepts of data security, backup and recovery are known as "data protection." It's a holistic approach to making sure data is available when the business needs it.  Download this installment of our five part series to learn why Data Protection is one of the evolving technologies you need to take into account for your IT planning in 2012.

Virtualization
Virtualization has been on the radar of IT professionals for a number of years, and in 2012, with the technology maturing and virtualization trickling down to small and medium businesses (SMBs), there's plenty of insight to be gained from a look at how businesses are using virtualization, why they're using virtualization and why some businesses still haven't taken the leap.

Cloud Computing
It's no surprise that cloud computing is included in this series about technologies that will impact the IT planning for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in 2012. There is plenty of evidence to suggest that cloud computing is evolving into a more compelling option for SMBs than ever before, and that 2012 is the year many will make the jump.