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Big Data and BYOD will dominate Fiscal 2014; Dell survey envisages

Dell and CIO Association of India have announced the results of “India’s Best CIO Mega Trends 2014“, a survey of over 50 leading CIOs across the country. Dell and CAI conducted the survey at the recently concluded “India’s Best CIO” event to evaluate the top IT trends that will dominate 2014, and challenges influencing their adoption, as seen by India’s leading CIOs.

Ravi Bharadwaj, Executive Director, Marketing, Dell India, alleged that, “We make it our business at Dell to understand the individual requirements of our customers and thereby enable them to do more with the products and solutions we offer. The ‘India’s Best CIO Mega Trends 2014’ survey is an initiative in this direction aimed at deriving a better understanding of the challenges and priorities of CIOs in today’s complex IT environment. We are grateful to the participants of the survey for their contribution.”


Both Big Data and BYOD have emerged as the most prominent trends with close-to 60% of the respondents acknowledging the role these technologies will play in Fiscal 2014. The survey covered respondents from a range of industries including retail, insurance infrastructure and pharma, amongst others. Other significant trends that the survey spotted comprise Datacenter Transformation (19 %) and Desktop Virtualization (19%) – also seen by CIOs as IT trends that will rule the roost this year.

The survey from many ways than one busted the myth that budgetary concerns were the most significant challenge when it came to implementation of these emerging technologies.  Lack of Talent emerged as the most significant challenge faced by CIOs with 21% of respondents citing it as a major challenge, followed by Security Threat (19%), Changing business priorities (19%) and, lastly, Lack of Budgets (14%) and Businesses Not Bought into Technology (14%).


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