This keynote presentation is a great example of why executives attend the meetings, to receive credible information on the state of the industry and understand how their business issues/opportunities compare to others. For example, Clancy highlighted modest services growth projections in the US, with greater potential in the international arena. For companies with multiple geographic locations, the data she presents (from multiple resources) allows attendees to assess their own results.
Clancy pointed out how companies can benefit from promoting “Green IT” properly, to the right clients and with the right amount of attention. Many companies are funneling a disproportionate amount of resources into the area, with less-than-expected results, but those that gauge the opportunity in their markets are profiting. It’s worth taking some time to research the technology and see how it fits with into your services portfolio.
Virtualization, backup and recovery services, videoconferencing, social media and wireless broadband are all on the list of “hot” technologies and services. Each requires a robust network, so specialists in those areas should pay attention to the infrastructure opportunities as each grows in workplace popularity. I won’t go into a deep dive on each of the topics covered in the presentation out of respect of Clancy’s research, but be aware the information is available to members of CompTIA and this community.
Stay tuned for this afternoon and tomorrow!
– Brian Sherman, CompTIA Roving Reporter