Cloud storage providers' data retention policies and limited Internet access overseas could provide a headache for those with data not stored on site.
If Microsoft wants its next OS to be a success, it should look to what made Windows XP so popular.
Also watch for network virtualization to continue to grow and Office 365 to undergo a makeover in the coming year.
Which trends did Brien successfully predict and which ones was he off the mark on?
Now that we've defined how the industry is changing, how does IT adapt?
Rising user tech IQ, easier-to-use gadgets and the transformation of users into consumers is changing the landscape of IT.
Brien retreads the idea of System Center taking over the role of Windows Server's GUI and explains how it can be used as the single window to a cluster of VMs.
For hybrid cloud solutions to continue to find their footing in the enterprise, security features that enforce geographic jurisdictions should be a top priority.
Brien discusses that with the trend towards tablets, IT will survive by adapting.
Brien takes a look at cracking passwords with reader-suggested rainbow tablets.
Brien breaks down on what has changed in the world of SEO in his years of absence.
Brien Posey breaks down exactly how difficult it actually is to crack modern passwords.
Is the demise of the PC exaggerated or inevitable? And once gone extinct, what's next for the enterprise?
Brien discusses how Microsoft is refocusing on the enterprise after a string of weak consumer offerings.
Brien discusses how the BYOD movement may be leading towards IT requiring employees to bring their own personal devices to work.