Anyone who works in the IT industry is well aware of how quickly certain skills or technology trends can come and go. While some of these changes stick around longer than others, they can all directly impact the trajectory of your career, whether you are just starting out or have been with the same company for years.

Recently, General Electric (GE) released a report which listed the major IT industry trends that will dominate the rest of 2015. The report states that most of the tech industry's growth, including 30 percent of overall spending, will be directly tied to the cloud, social media, mobile technology and Big Data.

Here are a few of the IT industry trends that will impact businesses throughout 2015:

  • Greater emphasis on Big Data analytics: Investors are interested in companies with strong Big Data sectors, as that market is expected to exceed $125 billion in revenue this year. IT companies will want to invest in employees with Big Data skills to capitalize on this trend.
  • IT spending will grow: The GE report says that IT spending globally will grow anywhere from 3.5 to 4 percent, although this can vary from country to country. In a mature economy like the United States, growth will be a smaller 2.7 percent.
  • Next generation technology is big: According to the report, businesses will be investing in new technologies, spending for which is projected to increase at least 13 percent by the end of the year. Investment in legacy systems and applications will remain flat or potentially decline.

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