2. Cloud Services
Cloud services nabbed the runner-up spot in CommScope's 2013 survey, with 44 percent of respondents pointing to the technology as a game-changer.
Namely, IT managers expect the rise of cloud-based applications to have a major impact on the way in which they manage their data center and enterprise infrastructures. Roughly three-quarters of survey respondents said they already deploy cloud-based applications in a private or public cloud environment. But, looking ahead, that number is expected to soar.
A whopping 90 percent of the enterprises surveyed expect to move at least some of their applications to the cloud by 2017, while 52 percent expect more than half of their applications to make the move.