Transformation is being led by a rapid evolution to a digital world wherein organizations are slowly waking up to the power of data
#5 -- Everything Goes "Software Defined" -- And "As-A-Service"
The "software-defined" descriptor is now everywhere. It is less about a precise technology definition, and more about an idealized architectural philosophy going forward: IT resources made available as dynamically provisioned and composed virtual instances. In 2013, more and more IT vendors pivoting towards the new supply and demand concepts: IT capabilities produced through dynamic instantiation of virtual instances, and variably consumed as a service.
The author is president at EMC India & SAARC.