Posted on 04/16/2014
This past June, NY Tech Summit held its annual two-day conference in Verona, New York. More than 300 IT professionals from throughout the US gathered to learn and discuss current topics and upcoming trends developing within the IT industry.
Topics covered during the educational sessions included cloud-based services; virtualization and infrastructure; data center and network infrastructure; unified communications, collaboration and mobility; as well as security, compliance and business continuance.
In addition, attendees were surveyed to gain feedback and to get a snapshot of the current state of the IT industry. The 2013 NY Tech Summit Attendee Survey ( infographic below ) provides insightful feedback on these topics and the shifting role of IT in businesses today.
One notable finding was that when attendees were asked who uses managed services to outsource day-to-day management responsibilities as a strategic method for improving operations, 46% responded that they only use some managed services, while 0% are planning to start using managed services within the next year. These results reinforce that applying managed services in daily operations is a principal method used in management development for IT services.
Other key findings include: