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December 20, 2013

3 Trends That Will Make Life Harder for CIOs in 2014

A number of big changes will start to impact IT in 2014 — but you should likely be thinking about them over the holiday break. Here are three trends I'm watching and what they will mean as we all get ready for the New Year.

First, robotics will move very rapidly now that Google is chasing the robot market. The question: Who will buy and maintain these robots, which will be increasingly used for anything from manufacturing to security? They'll need software updates, for one, and eventually they'll need to be managed like PCs, but the jobs robots replace or supplement will reside in other functions. Like all emerging technologies that enter at the bottom line, managers will initially be making the decisions without input from IT.

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http://www.cio.com/article/744885/3_Trends_That_Will_Make_Life_Harder_for_CIOs_in_2014