1.     The rise of managed services for SMBs ­ while the uptake of cloud services has helped drive a demand for managed services in 2012, it’s SMBs who will benefit in the new year. As with most technologies as they move towards maturity and commoditisation, managed services providers have now reached a level of expertise that they can bring to bear in the SMB market. As a result, next year we’ll see increased adoption of managed services by smaller companies who are able to realise the cost and efficiency benefits of moving all of their IT across to a provider with greatly reduced risk. Related Posts:Five business tech trends for 2013New reporting and analytics tool for online retailers

1. BYOD  BYOD was arguably the biggest buzz word of 2012 and is now an unstoppable, user-driven wave which will continue to make a major impact on the IT world in 2013 and beyond. Smartphones, tablets and laptops all come under this category, as well as desktop PCs used remotely from home. Related Posts:Five more business technology predictions for 201337 percent of UK workers reply to business emails in bedTV ‘white spaces’ could be used to increase wireless bandwidth for UK businessOne third of young workers would flout company policies, using personal mobile devices for workNew Version of 1st Touch Mobile Innovates Across Multiple Platforms and Devices