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The "IT-ification" of Business... and Other Predictions for 2015 A few years ago, there was much ado about the "consumerization" of IT, and its impact on IT operations. As a CIO, "consumerization" was an issue, but in my experience the more profoundly impactful trend has really been the "IT-ification" of business. I've spent the last 20 years watching as information technologies creep into every aspect of business operations, from human resources to point-of-sale systems to healthcare delivery. While we've been moving in this direction for a while now, I believe that 2015 is the year when organizations will really begin to understand just how strategic a weapon IT can be. Over the next 12 months, expect to see the following trends crystallize around the recognition of the strategic business value of IT. Public cloud takes on traditional networking in a big way. Durin... (more)