Today, businesses are confronted with increasingly shrinking budgets and limited resources to allocate toward changing technology environments. With this evolving IT landscape in mind, Adaptiva recently shared its 2013 predictions for the enterprise IT and systems management industry.

In 2013, Adaptiva believes vertical markets and companies around the globe that depend on systems management technologies will turn to out-of-box integrated solutions because of the time, cost, and resource savings they provide. Although the economic climate within the enterprise sector is beginning to stabilize, it will be imperative that companies continue to remain cautious with their technology budgets.

Based on these conditions, Adaptiva predicts that the following three trends will shape the enterprise IT landscape in 2013.

Desktop Virtualization Has Failed to Slash Desktop Computing Costs; 2013 Will Focus on Distributed IT

The promise that desktop virtualization would dramatically decrease cost-of-ownership through centralized computing has failed, primarily because people want responsive computers and a customized, personalized approach to network computing. In the coming year, businesses will look to other systems, like distributed content delivery, to leverage unused storage space and bandwidth. Distributed IT approaches give organizations the power to quickly deploy and install new software and provision new services throughout the entire network in a matter of minutes.

Systems Management Solutions Will Start Leveraging the Cloud

In 2013, technology software vendors and enterprise IT will begin to harness the power of the private, public, and hybrid cloud for systems management. This turn to cloud-based systems management solutions will offer cost reductions without a loss of key functionality. The outcome will be more efficient tools to better manage both traditional and mobile workforces—across desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Cloud-based systems management gives enterprises the agility to quickly integrate Software as a Service (SaaS) applications without extensive coding, and the scalability to easily build custom connectors and tools. It also delivers reporting capabilities that provide the necessary intelligence for managing and maintaining system integrations.

Influenced by Consumer Need for Speed, IT Departments Will Demand Lightning-Quick Deployment Cycles

The pace of business has accelerated due to consumer demand for simple, integrated solutions and technologies that make a worker’s life easier. This in turn, has created a sense of urgency to adopt technologies that streamline the deployment of software solutions beyond SaaS, allowing seamless integration within a matter of minutes or hours, instead of months or years. Additionally, these solutions offer a payback on those investments that is almost equally as fast.


“The enterprise IT landscape is changing at a rapid pace, partially due to the expediency of the cloud delivery model and demand from tech and device-savvy consumers who ‘want it now’” said Deepak Kumar, chief technology officer and founder of Adaptiva. “The days of deploying heavy expensive software are over. With today’s shoe-string IT budgets and the need to integrate quickly, we will continue to see the implementation of new, deployment models that introduce deeper cost-savings and new business opportunities within the enterprise.” You can check out Adaptiva at the company website.