4 Technology Trends to Expect in 2015
It’s no secret that IT is growing faster than ever. 2015 is sure to see continued growth and the rate of unemployment keeping pace around 3.25% (as last reported by Dice.com). We all know that the industry is booming but what are some specific trends within technology we can expect to see and what do they mean for you and your organization? Here are 4 predictions for 2015 technology:
Big Data has been included in top trends lists for the past few years and it’s not going away anytime soon. John Schroeder, CEO and Co-founder of MapR says, “This is the year that organizations move big data deployments beyond initial batch implementation and into real time.” He goes on to say five major developments will dominate 2015 including, data agility becoming a top focus and organizations moving from Data Lakes to Processing Data Platforms.
As cybercrime continues to rise, many organizations see the need to increase their information security to be ready for a possible attack. If organizations aren’t doing something to prevent a cyber-intrusion and attacks continue to rise, the government might step in. Steve Durbin, managing director of the Information Security Forum (ISF) says, “Organizations need to treat privacy as both a compliance and business risk issue, in order to reduce regulatory sanctions and business costs such as reputational damage and loss of customers due to privacy breaches.”
Hiring and Retention
The need to hire IT professionals will be a main factor in 2015 but we should specifically see a boom in Q1 and Q2 as IT teams are staffing for their new projects. CIO.com reports that 87 percent of CIO’s surveyed say they will add more staff in the first half of the year. As more jobs become available, the more likely it is that key employees will be wooed away to another company offering more money. As a result, we will see retention tactics come into play such as higher salaries, to keep top IT employees where they are.
Spending is on the Rise
Clearly, if you’re paying more in employee salaries, budgets are going to have to increase. CIO.com’s most recent Tech Poll, reports that out of the 211 IT executives they polled, 57 percent of them will see an overall budget increase. However, increased employee salaries are not the only reason spending is on the rise. The biggest area these executives are planning to spend money in is business intelligence and analytics followed by SaaS/cloud apps.
As we mentioned, hiring for technology positions will continue to increase, creating a competitive market for those looking to fill IT jobs. Platform Staffing can help ease this pain by partnering with you to understand your business needs and providing you with the right-fit talent.