Information Technology Trends

Decentralization by way of cloud computing and the rise of green information technology are future trends to look for, says Kamal Sharma, C.I.O. of Mindlance, an I.T. infrastructure provider.

Kamal Sharma, C.I.O. of Mindlance, an I.T. infrastructure provider, speaks to future trends in information technology: "The biggest trend of 2011 will be the continued decline of the traditional centralized I.T. department. There will growth in companies who will continue to align their I.T. professionals with individual business units rather than in a central services group. Cloud computing, Virtualization, Data centre consolidation, focus on efficiency improvement, ITIL frame work adaption, mobility and Green I.T. will be some of the highlights for the times to come."

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