2015: The Year in Social Collaboration and a Look Ahead – CIO/IT Edition

As promised in our previous post, to close out the current year we’ll be delving into both the known and unknown in the social collaboration sphere. We’ll look back at the trends and numbers that shaped the industry in 2015, as well as peer into our crystal balls to see what’s on the horizon for 2016.

Up first in our Year in Review series, Jive’s Vice President of Security, David Cook, and Vice President of IT, Mike Westlund, talk pragmatism and prophesy for both CIOs and the IT department.

Security was top of mind for CIOs this past year, both in the U.S. and overseas, says David. In 2015, we saw more companies become exposed by large-scale security breaches and this trend will continue into the next year as attacks on Mac OS and mobile device evolve,” he says. He adds that the need for a uniform standard across Europe is at an all-time high.

On the IT front, AWS will continue to rein supreme, says Mike. “That will add more pressure to the legacy storage companies as businesses develop cloud-first. This, in turn, will become an IT nightmare,” he says. IT departments will become burdened with too many systems to manage and increasingly worried about the location of data. “As a result,” he says, “there will be an increased dependence on SSO.”

Do you agree or disagree? Let us know in our community discussion thread.

Stay tuned next time when Jive’s Senior Director of Product Marketing, Kim Celestre, talks trends and predictions in the marketing department.



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