2013 IT Outsourcing Year in Review, Microsoft’s 2014 to-do List, SaaS predictions for 2014, etc.

In the first Friday morning in 2014 you can read news from IT world about:

  • 2013 IT outsourcing year in review
  • 7 thin on Microsoft’s 2014 to-do list
  • SaaS predictions for 2014
  • App dev 2013

2013 IT Outsourcing Year in Review: Grading Our Predictions

Around this time last year, CIO.com and its outsourcing experts made some plucky predictions for IT services in 2013 We said this would be the year that outsourcing governance finally grew up. (Hardly.) We said outsourcing customers would take matters into their own hands with more do-it-yourself deals. (They did.) And we predicted that customers would value domestic presence as a key differentiator among service providers. (It was just one of many factors. Read more…

7 Things on Microsoft’s 2014 to-do List

2013 was a busy year for Microsoft, which announced that CEO Steve Ballmer will leave the company after 33 years, upgraded its controversial Windows 8 platform, doubled down on its Surface tablets, reveled in the success of Office 365, and successfully tweaked Windows Server. But there’s more to do in 2014. Read more…

SaaS predictions for 2014

While the bulk of enterprise software is still deployed on-premises, SaaS (software as a service) continues to undergo rapid growth. Gartner has said the total market will top $22 billion through 2015, up from more than $14 billion in 2012. Read more…

App dev 2013: The winners and losers

The software development landscape in 2013 saw technologies like JavaScript rise to new heights while others — Java, for example — maintained their prominence out of sheer inertia. Read more…

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