We are approaching the end of 2014, and there are a huge number of changes coming in 2015. For my last piece for this year, let’s talk about the year that was and the year that is coming.
SecOps Was Born
A new category of enterprise software linking security and operations was born this year. The cause was the increase in unusual and very damaging attacks on the enterprise. This showcased a huge problem: right now IT and Security don’t work well together. The attacks are driving a change, forcing the two groups to cooperate much more closely in order to better prevent the kinds of problems that Heartbleed and the Sony hack created.
While BMC is leading in this category at the moment, I expect it to broaden to other firms quickly and lead to deeper alliances between systems management software companies and security companies over time.
The PC Came back to Life
We spent most of the first part of the decade talking about the death of the PC, but in 2014 the PC came back with a vengeance. And tablets weakened, surprising pretty much everyone. Largely driven by Dell