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Weekly recap: 3 ways enterprise IT will change in 2014, biggest tech disappointments, 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 ways enterprise IT will change in 2014, the biggest tech disappointments over the last year, and more. I hope you find them useful:

10 biggest tech disappointments of 2013
A good portion of the entries in this list share a common theme: security…or a lack thereof. Web application security is becoming one of the most important themes of the last few years, yet–as this article explains–best practices are still commonly ignored.

2014: When the Enterprise vs. Consumer Distinction Will Die
The line dividing personal and business applications is becoming blurry. When end users can provision their own solutions using their credit card, the success of business app development will soon lie in delivery speed and the application’s ability to solve the user’s needs.

3 ways enterprise IT will change in 2014
How will the IT department change in the coming year? While it’s a topic that I recently covered, this article adds a couple of specific trends to watch in 2014.

Meet business demands by making BI effective and relevant
As we generate more and more data, there’s no longer the question of “do we need Business Intelligence?” I’d wager to guess that all companies would like to take advantage of their data and improve their decision-making. However, the key to BI success isn’t about making your company fit into a pre-defined BI software package. It’s about building BI applications that fit your business.