According to Netcordia (full article here), here are the potential problem areas that await IT managers this coming year:
Unstable network infrastructure will be the undoing of ambitious virtualization projects.
Outages and more outages – at least five big ones in the next 6 months
Non compliance will lead to firings and fees as it is enforced more strictly
An increase in merger and acquisition (M&A) activity will result is a heavier burden on IT departments
“With the potential for network errors to wreak havoc in 2010, network managers will play a crucial role to navigate these potential pitfalls,” said Don Pyle, Netcordia’s CEO. “Based on what’s at stake, here are two more predictions: network managers’ work week will increase 20% – a full day – and ultimately, the network management role will finally get the respect it deserves.”
The specificity of these claims lend them a convincing ring. Time will tell definitively if these predictions will come to pass. Are you doing anything today to avoid the headaches described here?