Top 5 tech buzzwords for CIOs in 2014

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by Kate Heslop| 06 February 2014

We pick five of the biggest buzzwords on everybody's lips, that could help your business in 2014.

In the tech industry, buzzwords come and go, some sticking and others dying out. Last year, it was all about the cloud, both public and private. Big Data was a major player and the Internet of Things was on everybody's lips. So what's in store for 2014? There are a few buzzwords that are currently lingering in boardrooms and are plastered across presentations, and soon they'll be hot topics.

We pick five of the buzzwords for CIOs in 2014 - keep your eyes peeled because before long, they will be making headlines.


5. Software defined

Whether it's software defined networks or software defined enterprises, the 'software defined' trend is taking off. Software defined networking is a software layer that sits between the physical network and the network administrators who configure it. This allows them to control the network devices through a software interface rather than manually configuring hardware. As CBR pointed out: "as IT project timeframes decrease, and the need for greater virtualisation increases, SDN will drive IT to adopt it as a more efficient way of configuring networks."

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