Trekkies and moviegoers who saw the summer blockbuster Star Trek: Into Darkness witnessed Captain Kirk and the USS Enterprise fight an inescapable force of terror that threatened to end their organization. I won’t spoil the ending and tell you if the good Captain made it through, but if we suspend reality for a moment and look to Star Trek for a glimpse of the future, star date 2259.55 boasts flying cars and life on other planets. Whether or not that turns out to be the case, technology will continue to evolve. So what does that mean for information technology in business? What will the state of IT be in the future? Is your organization positioned to adapt with the inevitable evolution?
Things are changing—the past decade has seen astonishing advancements. As they continue, big data centers will remain a relic of the early millennium and IT will transition to the age of the shrinking server room. Some professionals are concerned about the future as data centers start to decrease in size. But despite the fearsome cries of “IT is dead,” the future of IT is bright and will remain relevant for many years to come. Yes, perhaps our traditional views in the industry are dea