Predictions for 2009

Wondering what will be important in 2009? We've rounded up eight predictions for the year ahead for your reading pleasure.

TechTarget ANZ asked eight industry leaders to gaze into their crystal balls and predict the top issues for 2009. Here are their predictions, with contributors listed in alphabetical order!

Harry Archer of BT

Cloud computing will be slowed by tough questions about security.

Paul Ducklin of Sophos

Prepare for ongoing security worries and controversy over Internet filtering.

Simon Elisha of HDS

Managing more data, with fewer people, will be the order of the year.

Jim McHugh of Sun

Virtualisation rules the year for Sun.

Andy Norton of IronPort

Expect more cyber-crime, of fiercer intensity.

Peter O’Connor, NetApp

The financial crisis will impact IT.

Craig Scroggie of Symantec

Scroggie outlines nine IT priorities for 2009.

David Webster, EMC

One word will dominate IT in 2009: “efficiency”.

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