4. Infrastructure Intelligence
The fourth most significant IT game-changer over the next half decade will be infrastructure intelligence, according to CommScope's report.
Infrastructure intelligence, as CommScope defines it, encompasses technologies like network asset management or data center infrastructure management that help IT keep closer tabs on their network infrastructures. The need for technologies like these is being spurred more and more by the rise of business-critical applications, mobile devices and the cloud, CommScope said, which are changing the face of enterprise networks.
Nearly one in three respondents of CommScope's survey said infrastructure intelligence will significantly affect their IT decisions and network operations over the next five years. Thirty-three percent of those that took the survey said they are hoping to embrace infrastructure intelligence as a means of reducing human error related to network operations.