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Weekly recap: The future of IT, omni-channel mobile development, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on the future of IT, the need for ‘omni-channel’ mobile development, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Forrester: Mobile app dev needs ‘omni-channel’ perspective
Rather than simply devising a mobile strategy, mobile apps must be part of a larger “omni-channel” application architecture. Businesses must understand that mobile devices are just one method for accessing their applications. Applications must be accessible across all devices.

The future of IT
IT departments are undergoing radical transformations, driven in part by major trends like consumerization, mobile, cloud computing, and more. What can IT departments do? As mentioned in this article, “3 new realities IT must learn to accept”, IT has no choice but to adapt.

Feds turn to agile development as budget cuts loom
Faced with budget cuts, government agencies can no longer afford projects that drag on for years and cost millions of dollars. What are they doing? They’re turning to agile development to speed up projects, and better demonstrate their value.

What businesses should know before heading to the cloud
Is your business considering a move towards cloud computing? While the cloud does offer significant benefits, it comes with its fair share of security risks. This article outlines a few security issues to consider before making the move.