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Interop ITX Reflections: Expert Advice, Predictions, and More

There was no shortage of expert advice and sage predictions as takeaways from last week's Interop ITX conference. Here are some examples.
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Life in an IT group never has been simple. Whether your IT "group" is one manager wearing many hats or 10,000 professionals embedded within a dozen business units spread across the globe, the core concepts, technologies, opportunities, and issues are largely the same.

IT pros, as individuals and in aggregate, are tasked with helping their organizations run efficiently to better serve their customers and employees. A day in IT is about using data in new ways, doing more with less, understanding how emerging technologies can support an ever-changing business, and keeping important company and customer data secure. Oh, and still making sure that payrolls run, email works, and otherwise "keep the trains running."

There are other common threads in the IT role: cloud and the IT infrastructure, the emergence of DevOps, adoption of analytics and AI, leadership, and cybersecurity. Those were the key themes addressed, often in parallel, over the course of the five-day Interop ITX conference at the Mirage in Las Vegas last week.

The InformationWeek editorial team was on site throughout the event, and we want to share some snippets of what we heard and saw in the way of expert advice and predictions for where the IT world is heading.

[InformationWeek editors Jessica Davis and Emily Johnson contributed to this report.]

 

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