2012: Year of ‘Bring Your Own Device’, Big Data and Cloud’s Gathering Pace

Brocade predicts what trends will shape the business and IT landscape in 2012, and foresees the consumerisation of IT driving networking evolution in unexpected ways

2011 was a year of significant IT innovation, with major advances in both consumer and business sectors.  It was also the year of ‘cloud’, but as we say goodbye to 2011, what does 2012 have in store for us?  Graham Schultz, Regional Director for Australia and New Zealand at Brocade (Nasdaq: BRCD) looks into her crystal ball to outline the top five technology trends we should watch out for in 2012:

  1. BYOD’ (Bring Your Own Device) changes IT procurement smartphone/tablet phenomenon
  2. Campus LAN gets smart – with ‘BYOD’, the growth of smartphone/tablet usage among consumers and the Unified Communications market set to triple by 2015
  3. Rise of ‘Cloud Service Revenue’
  4. Greater commoditisation maturity of server virtualisation
  5. Data consumption continues to sky-rocket – 2011 was the year in which ‘Big Data’consumed 15Mb of data each day
  6. And finally… the year of the FABRIC

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