Wow, I think everyone will agree, we had another banner year in 2015! How exciting is it to be a part of this growing industry with so much going on within the IT world: Virtualization, Cloud, Containers, IoT, mobile, networking, storage, hyperconvergence, security, etc.
With so much happening throughout 2015, one can only imagine what 2016 will be like. But... that's exactly what we tried to do here at VMblog.com -- Predict what 2016 will bring.
For the 8th year in a row, VMblog opened up its annual, end of year Virtualization and Cloud Prediction series. And once again, company executives answered the challenge! This time, we hit another
record for participation. We had a whopping 226 submissions come in
from various companies all around the world, each deciding to share
their quality predictions for 2016 with VMblog readers.
Each of the below predictions have been published throughout the months
of October, November and December. But in case you missed any of them,
here is your chance to easily catch up and read what these industry
experts had to say about what we should expect for the remainder of the
current year. Enjoy!
The greatest innovations of the future are often built on those
of the past. Flash back to the 1970's during the birth of the modern
microprocessor when along with the help of Moore's Law, microprocessors
set the stage for two major paths of technology advances.... Read More...
The final few weeks of 2015 mean it's time to think about what's
coming for 2016. IT workers and technology companies are innovating and
changing their industries and markets more and more every day. While
the disruption has been felt throughout enterprise IT, storage and cloud
have emerged as areas... Read More...
With the end of the year quickly approaching, it's time to
predict what we think will be hot topics for cloud and virtualization in
2016. Two words: Disaster recovery. End of story.... Read More...
2016 stands to be an exciting year for desktop computing.
Windows 10 adoption is set to take off in the enterprise and end user
computing technologies are maturing.... Read More...
There's no doubt that 2015 will be seen as the year wearables
went mainstream, the time that beacons became more widespread to truly
enable the Internet of Things, and when a white-and-gold (or
blue-and-black) dress sent the internet into a frenzy.... Read More...
Embrace the future and ride the wave! Zenoss says these
predictions are good bets, and its time to say goodbye to the
following.... Read More...
We saw lots of excitement in 2015, with some serious traction on
the predictions as we saw from the team at VMTurbo. I was a year of
surprises. Industry giants merged and became one, disruptive companies
went public, and technologies that used to be just a dream became
reality.... Read More...
I'll start my prediction with a statement that almost nobody
would be willing to bet against: Flash storage will continue to grow
rapidly in 2016 and beyond. Not a very daring prediction when Gartner is
estimating that all-flash sales in 2017 will be five times what they
were in 2014. That's an incr... Read More...
The storage landscape felt the winds of change in 2015, as
technology advances and shifting dynamics among traditional and new
players have become serious threats, disrupting the status quo.
Innovation soared as flash prices dropped and new opportunities for
smarter, more efficient storage took form... Read More...
As 2015 comes to a close, I'm sure many IT pros around the world
are scratching their collective heads and wondering what to do with
some of the latest infrastructure technologies. Application containers
and a cloud stack in particular are something that sounds promising, but
won't necessarily fit i... Read More...
It's an interesting time of change in the IT industry. For the
last few years, using the cloud for some portion of the core
infrastructure has been a topic of discussion in IT thought leadership
circles, but I think 2015 is the year where these discussions actually
transitioned to reality.... Read More...
In my opinion, the nearly complete adoption of virtualization,
as well as investigation into cloud and other non-traditional compute
strategies, is far more advanced than expected at this point in
time-particularly among SMBs. Making applications truly mobile is
redefining how companies think about... Read More...
In 2015, IT efficiencies in the data center such as
hyper-convergence, software-defined data centers, automation and
orchestration were adopted by main stream enterprises. Resulting in one
of the biggest transitions in a decade as enterprises go hybrid and
implement software-defined networks. Indus... Read More...
Technology is always about progressions. With that in mind, we look at existing trends and project them forward.... Read More...
We can predict, based on past experience, that increased cloud
use will bring many benefits to the enterprise in terms of agility,
responsiveness, and sometimes even lower costs. We can also predict that
the increased pursuit of hybrid cloud strategies will lead to increased
complexity which, if not... Read More...
OpenStack was the hot flavor of clouds for a few years before it
entered the "show me" phase of technology adoption. Today, more and
more enterprises from Walmart and Wells Fargo to telecommunication
giants AT&T and Ericsson are deploying large clouds in production.
The hottest emerging vendor in Op... Read More...
It's no secret that we are transitioning to an on-demand economy
-- a world where we expect things to happen ‘here and now' as soon as
our smartphones issue the imperatives. That's good news for impatient
consumers and very bad news for database systems.... Read More...
One of the sectors of the IT industry that has been least
touched by cloud computing is IT Operations Management (ITOM) tools.
Beyond Application Performance Management (APM) and wireless LAN
management, most ITOM practices are highly siloed, engineer-centric, and
based on-premises enterprise softw... Read More...
Service providers have jumped into SDN with both feet - they
have the skills and organizational breadth to bring developers to the
table, and help craft solutions. Yet, enterprises have remained elusive
and have only been sniffing around SDN, with valid historical concerns
over easy-to-use and maint... Read More...
People want their information sources to resemble a utility;
turn the tap and the water flows. No need to worry about which source
the water came from, the pipes that carried it to you or the treatment
plant it went through. The water provided is reliably assumed to be from
a trusted source. But in ... Read More...
It's been a tumultuous year for privacy and data issues, with
major global events catapulting encryption and its future into the
spotlight. In Europe we had British PM, David Cameron, make yet another
bid at pushing his "Snooper's Charter" through parliament. And the US
had talks on technology firms... Read More...
Security continues to be top of mind for businesses as we head
into 2016. The continued adoption of cloud and virtualization
technologies has resulted in new security concerns and new opportunities
for security companies to address them:... Read More...
The extraordinary costs associated with network intrusions and
data loss have the power to impact an organization's bottom line unlike
anything else, making security top of mind. Arguments around cloud
security usually revolve around which team -- the security experts in
Enterprise IT or the securit... Read More...
The aim of virtualization is to deliver rapid time to value for
the end user. The biggest value virtualization has provided to date has
been to decouple the application deployment cycle from the hardware
procurement cycle. The first wave of virtualization did a remarkable job
of consolidating legacy... Read More...
I'm a sucker for corny comedy movies. In Talladega Nights: The
Ballad of Ricky Bobby, Gary Cole's character said "If you're not first,
you're last." Sure, it's a silly racing movie, but isn't that quote just
a bit true in today's market? Who wants to be the 2nd-best or 3rd-best
company in their mar... Read More...
Qualisystems 2016 Prediction: Private Cloud usage and DevOps will make big inroads into the Fortune 1000 – but not through IT
DevOps will continue to drive new development and testing models, but it
is not clear if it will influence production deployment and operations
yet.... Read More...
It should be clear by now that cloud computing is an essential
tool of delivering services to end users and businesses. In the recent
past, we have seen innovative uses of cloud that enable not only greater
efficiencies but also brand-new user experiences that were not feasible
previously (think Ube... Read More...
Virtualization is getting simpler. It used to be that virtual
machines were heavy-weight application layers on top of the native OS
that had to go through all kinds of clever negotiations with the kernel
to give them something like native hardware access.... Read More...
Last year my colleague Chris Webber predicted that "Breach
Headlines will Change IT Security Spend". Unfortunately the breach
headlines this year were even more striking than most could predict.
2015 breaches involved high-profile criminal and state sponsored
attacks. Millions of personnel records o... Read More...
Here at Hedvig we see a tremendous amount of innovation
happening in the data center. We're seeing new hardware like ARM gain
steam; we see a wholesale shift to Docker and OpenStack for more agile
clouds; we see companies moving beyond just tinkering with Hadoop; and
we see companies building parall... Read More...
In years past, selling an organization on the cloud was hard
work. Thankfully, those days are almost over. In 2016, the cloud will
finally be accepted as an integral part of every business division,
including IT service management.... Read More...
With the ever increasing amount of data produced through
connected environments and apps, the need for big data and analytics is
just getting more and more pronounced. As this market transitions to the
mainstream, there is a need to simplify the process of unlocking big
data insights.... Read More...
If a web site isn't properly indexed and discoverable on Google,
it's like it doesn't even exist today. In 2016, we'll see enterprises
render similar judgment against their data. Data will be used heavily
when it is available in modern architectures and easy for any business
user to access. Data wil... Read More...
Container technology has been hot for the last two years and
will continue to be hot in 2016. Containers basically offer an easier
option to package applications with their dependencies and make them
portable across different operating systems. As containers are
lightweight, they address major perfo... Read More...
This year we've really seen the cloud seeded with new and
updated offerings that have focused on maturing capabilities and
improved accessibility. That should forecast a heavy rain of adoption
across new sectors in the year to come.... Read More...
Despite our best efforts in predicting the direction of the
storage industry each year there are always unforeseen events that catch
us off guard. Long-gestating acquisitions are suddenly completed
revealing bigger bricks still can't float; companies come out of stealth
mode; someone exits their fun... Read More...
Public cloud computing is still hot for the enterprise, even
though we've been talking about it for years now. In 2016, however, the
industry will see a decided maturing of offerings, with a focus on
enterprise computing needs that go beyond development and test. For
instance, in the area of data ma... Read More...
According to the US Department of Labor and Statistics, the
average age of the professional IT worker is 46 years old. This means
that the vast majority of today's IT professionals learned their
technology skills in the early 1990s and likely consider a successful
deployment of Netware as their firs... Read More...
As we wind down 2015, it is time once again to look ahead to the
coming year -- and it doesn't take a crystal ball to see that in 2016,
the cloud is going to be absolutely transformative for the data
protection market.... Read More...
Despite our best efforts in predicting the direction of the
storage industry each year there are always unforeseen events that catch
us off guard. Long-gestating acquisitions are suddenly completed
revealing bigger bricks still can't float; companies come out of stealth
mode; someone exits their fun... Read More...
Not sexy, but likely true. In 2016 we will see incremental shift towards
the cloud, with most enterprises still dipping their toes in the cloud.
Sure, there are big exceptions - companies like Netflix (which,
incidentally, still has a lot of network gear connecting its shipping
warehouses for physic... Read More...
2016 will be the year of cloud compliance. The strategies of
old, from "hold your breath and hope we're covered" to "avoid the scary
cloud altogether" are behind us. Cloud is an indisputable part of the IT
ecosystem at almost every level of its infrastructure, and businesses -
especially highly regu... Read More...
Over the past few years, as the number of data breaches has
continued to rise, securing corporate data has become one of the top
concerns for CIOs, CSOs, and their IT organizations. The Experian 2015
Second Annual Data Breach Industry Forecast revealed that almost 50
percent of organizations have ex... Read More...
2015 was marked by high-profile data breaches at a number of
large institutions and brand-name companies -- among them Anthem, CVS,
and the OPM -- leaving security executives everywhere fearing for their
jobs.... Read More...
In 2015, CIOs and CTOs heard a lot about containers, the
Internet of Things, DevOps tools, Big Data and cloud security. It seems
that one couldn't move fast enough to evaluate, acquire and deploy these
new technologies for the sake of business responsiveness. The reality
is a bit different. Large co... Read More...
In 2016, I'm fully expecting a cloud computing backlash, if it's
not already under way. The backlash really isn't about architecture
but about language. Any day now, the trend-setters will shift the
terminology around -- again. At the end of the day, off-premises
computing will be combined with o... Read More...
The year 2015 was the best of times for our mid-market
customers. Companies in all sectors and of all sizes began to realize
that digital innovation could propel their companies to efficiencies and
opportunities in their markets like never before.
Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Agile development and s... Read More...
As the end of 2015 approaches, we gear up for the holiday season
and hopefully wind down the lingering projects on our lists. It's an
ideal time to reflect on the lessons learned of the past year and look
forward to what 2016 will bring for the virtualization and security
communities.... Read More...
It's interesting being in a market segment that sits at the
crossroad of cloud, on-premises, and hybrid managed file transfer (MFT)
deployments. Being a part of information exchange cycle, we see a lot of
the hype and the reality of what trends wash over the IT industry. As
such, there are a number ... Read More...
The term "hybrid" is still hotly debated in cloud computing. Is
it a hybrid of on-premise and in-cloud computing? Is it a mix of private
cloud and public cloud? Is it the network spread across regions or data
center? Or is "hybrid" a shared space between partners, customers, and
departments? We are ... Read More...
Today's workforce has become increasingly more mobile, and as
more enterprises over the last decade have implemented virtual desktop
solutions, employees are no longer tethered to their workstations,
offices or devices. According to IDC, mobile workers will account for
nearly three quarters (72.3%) ... Read More...
While access to big data has become more universal in 2015, the
way in which enterprises evaluate data continues to vary across the
board and will continue to evolve in 2016. A recent Gartner Research
survey stated that three quarters of the enterprise have invested or
plan to invest in big data wit... Read More...
In 2016, we will continue to play a cat and mouse game with
attackers. Malware will continue to be more resilient in delivery and
operations, while organizations (realizing the challenge of defending
against every type of attack) will look to tools and technologies that
can help improve the current ... Read More...
Stratus Technologies 2016 Predictions: Predicting Availability in a Software-Defined World
As we wrap up 2015 and look ahead to 2016, I wanted to dig into one of
the topics from last year's top 10 IT tech trends to watch issued by
Gartner: The rapid change taking place in Software-defined Applications
and Infrastructure.... Read More...
There will be blood - 2016 will be marked by consolidation and storage startups exiting the market... Read More...
For years now there has been a large hype cycle around
Software-defined Networking (SDN). And, it has not all been hype - there
are plenty of reasons why SDN is a leading topic of conversation.
Networks are in fact becoming more complex, and the explosion of
virtualization, data, cloud and mobile ha... Read More...
If 2014 was coined the year of the "mega-breach," than 2015 must
be considered the year of the "colossal-breach". Beginning with the
Sony hack in late 2014, 2015 saw hacks and attacks spanning from
government entities, to Fortune 500 enterprises, all the way down to
well-known websites like Forbes.... Read More...
At Varnish Software we predict that 2016 will be the year that
the "do-it-yourself" content delivery network (DIY CDN) moves into the
mainstream. In fact, we expect the number of DIY CDNs to grow to at
least 10,000 by 2020.... Read More...
Looking back at 2015, there were a lot of things the industry
talked about but not many things that actually happened. I think that's
going to change this year. We laid a lot of groundwork in 2015, but 2016
will be the year we actually start to see technology companies fulfill
their promises of inno... Read More...
Industrial IoT is in the very early stages of deployment. It
promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage,
operationalize, and monetize their assets. With IoT, physical assets
become liquid, easily indexed and tracked, enabling identification of
idle capacity or over utili... Read More...
At Reduxio, we don't pretend to have a crystal ball that allows
us to see into the future (if you find one, let us know). However, we
are seeing three major trends that we think are shaking up the
enterprise data storage market, and creating opportunities for
companies, like ours, that use the lates... Read More...
Before I look into the proverbial crystal ball again, let's see
how I did on my 2015 prediction, which was: 2015 will be the year that
enterprise software ISVs embrace cloud licensing. Well, while not
universally true, we've seen good progress there. It's hard to argue
with the success of cloud li... Read More...
After years of hype with little substance, hybrid workflow
automation will finally enable the cloud to gain traction: IT gurus have
been predicting the rise of hybrid cloud for years, but 2016 will
finally be the year when hybrid cloud adoption becomes more prevalent
and automated workflows are adop... Read More...
In all my years in technology, I have never seen as much rapid
change to a segment as enterprise IT is currently experiencing. Every
part of the IT stack is in transition, from end user devices to networks
to storage systems. Many trends are well underway and show signs of
accelerating in 2016, whil... Read More...
Because virtual computing power is so easy to deploy, there's
been a tendency to believe that virtual machines are free. They're not
and they never were. In 2016, we'll see greater scrutiny of the real
costs of running virtual machines, as well as greater attention paid to
any inefficiencies surroun... Read More...
In 2015, the cloud saw an upsurge of traction in the networking
space. Enterprises can no longer overlook the benefits the cloud offers,
especially as more complex, resource-intensive applications become
routine, and modern infrastructure begins to take hold.... Read More...
Well, we're getting ready to see 2015 in our rear view mirrors
(it will look like 5102, of course) and 2016 through our windshields. At
the end of 2014 I made a few predictions including:... Read More...
In 2016, there will be a large increase in both the privacy and
threat exposure of wearable devices, medical devices, and smart cars.
For example:... Read More...
Humans today are built with 50,000-year-old hardware that is programmed
to think linearly, not exponentially. This limitation means that we are
simply going to be blown away by the looming advancements in artificial
intelligence and machine learning.... Read More...
The benefits of utility-based cloud computing have been well
established and realized by a large and growing number of small and
medium businesses: It provides the agility that customers need in terms
of infrastructure to start, grow rapidly and accelerate their time to
market; and it provides the c... Read More...
Affordable performance. The real and effective cost of flash
continues to drop, driven by advances in hardware and data reduction
software. Open systems and commoditization promise all will benefit
from the hardware changes as they have in the past.... Read More...
If you regularly talk to enterprise computing technologists,
you'll hear again and again that "everyone is moving to the cloud."
While that's not literally true (at a number of levels), we definitely
see the ongoing trend of leveraging virtualized environments for a wider
variety of applications.... Read More...
The New Year offers an opportunity to go out with the old and in
with the new. If you've been having application performance problems in
a virtual environment, then I'm guessing your "old" approach to boost
virtual machine (VM) performance has been based on spindles or
flash-expensive hardware solut... Read More...
Big data has effectively been applied to scores of industries,
and the adoption of big data-based IT management tools in the enterprise
will take off in 2016.... Read More...
In 2016, there will be a new urgency to modernize mainframe data
to leverage virtualization, play with today's cloud architectures, and
power innovative big data and analytics initiatives. This can be a scary
proposition for enterprises that have relied on their mainframes for
decades, especially in... Read More...
Over the past few years, virtualization of computational tasks
and physical resources has continued to grow with virtually every
organization now relying on some form of virtualized hardware, software
and services to fulfil its daily business operations. One of the
primary drivers for virtualizatio... Read More...
Most of us in the service provider space have spent half a dozen
years starting customer conversations with a thorough explanation of
what cloud is and how it can help their business; this looks to be the
year when that comes to an end and 2016 will be different.... Read More...
The relentless doubling of compute horsepower every 18 - 24
months known as Moore's Law is one of the trends that has shaped the IT
industry. Machine virtualization and cloud computing have combined to
reduce the time it takes to create a new machine harnessing that
computing power to nearly zero. T... Read More...
With 2015 nearly behind us, it is a good opportunity to reflect
on what we saw. Historical events may not always be the best way to
predict the future, but they do often give a good indication as to which
way the trends are heading.... Read More...
Like many in the cloud infrastructure space, I am excited about
all the technologies and possibilities that continue to emerge and
develop. Here are a couple of my predictions for the coming year in the
cloud - do you agree?... Read More...
2016 will be the year that open-source analytics technologies
like Apache Spark start making a real impact in the enterprise. Open
source technologies allow enterprises to innovate faster and move
quickly enough to stay relevant, without needing to rebuild key
infrastructure from scratch for every i... Read More...
The need for employees to be able to login to systems and
business-critical applications remotely using the cloud is increasing,
due to the propensity for staff to work from anywhere at any time;
whether from a home office, a hotel lobby or accompanied by a skinny
decaf sugar-free vanilla syrup latt... Read More...
Software security / product liability will increase
significantly: With the proliferation of computing devices (of all
types) now running automobiles, medical device and the majority of our
lives, organizations can no longer go to market and be held legally
liable.... Read More...
At the end of every year, a number of industry leaders pull together
their predictions for what they expect to happen over the next twelve
months. Sometimes we're right, and other times we're way off. In last
year's Security's Awkward Adolescence, I talked about 2015 being the
year that we would sta... Read More...
2016 will be the year of "extortapalooza" -- Extortion attacks
are nothing new - for example, take the recent situation with Charlie
Sheen having to announce that he is HIV+ after paying out millions of
dollars to people who knew about his status.... Read More...
Telecom network operators have always relied on technology but
have often taken a conservative approach, valuing somewhat inefficient
stability from antiquated systems over improvements through risky
innovation. This conservatism has tied telco networks to proprietary
solution silos from their equip... Read More...
Some have declared private cloud to be past its prime, making
public and hybrid cloud the reigning champions in the cloud race.
However, public and hybrid cloud aren't always the best choice. For
those who are tasked with the deployment and operation of
enterprise-grade non-native cloud applications... Read More...
As experts in channel programs with a base of more than a
million partner users, our organization, SaaS Partner Relationship
Management (PRM) technology leader Impartner is stepping up to the bar
with our top seven predictions on the factors that will influence
channel leaders in 2016.... Read More...
The outsourcing industry is maturing but many clients are still
focused on the "lift and shift" of non-core processes - based upon fixed
infrastructure and full-time equivalent employees. Enterprises are
achieving lower costs but the potential exists to do much more if such
processes were delivered ... Read More...
Skyport is in the business of big cyber security ideas, and
wants to consistently be chronicled among lists of companies paving the
way to create and compete. This said, we have compiled a list of five
cyber-security predictions anticipated for 2016:... Read More...
There is no doubt that the disrupting effects of
"containerization" have led to faster application development and more
efficient use of compute resources for many application projects at
growing startups or even larger enterprises.... Read More...
We're seeing that one of the biggest drivers for deploying
virtualized desktop infrastructure (VDI) is to give users single sign-on
access to all the applications they need. When multiple sign-ons are
eliminated, users reclaim hundreds of hours a year of productivity.... Read More...
Today's networks typically direct traffic on the ‘best path'
only 15 percent of the time. To make better use of available bandwidth
on more available resources, software defined networking (SDN) is
expected to resolve this issue with dynamic network adaptability. SDN
Controllers will offer the tools... Read More...
The Internet of Things (IoT) has made its way into most business
models today. A recent Flexera survey found that 21 percent of device
manufacturers that don't offer intelligent devices today, say they plan
on doing so within the next 12-24 months. Additionally, 34 that don't
offer IoT devices toda... Read More...
Measuring TCO (total cost of ownership) for virtual
infrastructure investments in 2016 will go way beyond traditional
tradeoffs of physical server consolidation in favor of virtualized CPU
power. It will include the assumed cost reduction and optimization
dividends yielded from fewer resources requi... Read More...
2015 was a year of huge hype around Docker, containers,
cloud-native applications, and the promise of a future where everyone
can write flexible, resilient applications like AirBnB, Spotify and
Uber.... Read More...
As we reflect on 2015 and look ahead to 2016, there are themes
that will continue to gain momentum, while new trends will emerge.... Read More...
In October 2015, the highest court in Europe struck down the
thin legal cable through which US-based companies transferred European
data to the US. For fifteen years, US-EU Safe Harbor provided the legal
framework that allowed US companies both large and small to handle their
EU user data freely.... Read More...
Unless your company is the Department of Motor Vehicles, you're
interested in growth, and a whole lot of it. Sales teams are at the tip
of the spear in enabling this. Giving sales teams new products and
services to sell - as well as creatively bundling different versions of
these solutions for diffe... Read More...
Late in 2014, I was asked to break out the crystal ball and make
some predictions about what might happen the following year in the
security industry. I hit four out of five (with the fifth still in
play), which is apparently worthy of a repeat performance - so here I go
again with what I believe is... Read More...
2015 was another huge year for data breaches. We saw cyber
attacks go up in both number and in the scale of data affected; and yet,
this past year is only a training session for 2016. In the upcoming
year, IT teams will be forced to deal with more data, more devices, more
patterns and as a result, m... Read More...
Virtualization as a concept is quite similar as the OSI layering
that the networking industry uses to design systems. OSI layering
enables a modular set of layers that one can swap in an out to work with
the higher or lower layers. As an example, a transport protocol can be
replaced with another tra... Read More...
2016 is the year that OpenStack officially crosses the chasm and
achieves mass production adoption within the enterprise. The "Official
Year of Openstack" has been predicted (likely including in this forum)
in the past but we can now see clear signs that it is true. The past 12
months has had plen... Read More...
Did 2015 pass you by in a flash? There were many significant
data storage innovations and developments that accelerated the adoption
of flash storage this past year and we'll continue to see more of this
in 2016. New storage solutions will continue to emerge to capture the
full potential of flash te... Read More...
There are two major areas where things are going to evolve rapidly in 2016. Read to find out more.... Read More...
Data breaches have evolved from being purely IT risks to
becoming a threat to the high-level business goals, which makes security
a major concern for the majority of companies. In no part of the
infrastructure is this more true than in today's virtual machines. While
it's unlikely that we will see c... Read More...
As 2015 comes to a close, Midokura is offering up our
predictions for 2016. Working with the leading OpenStack distributions,
we sit at a unique vantage point to look over the horizon at what's to
come for trends that have far reaching social and business impact. Here
are our thoughts on how leading... Read More...
It's an exciting time in end user computing. Users require
greater power and control over their environment and their applications.
Their ability to personalize work-place computers is growing and the
number of operating environments they use continues to expand.... Read More...
In 2016, AWS is going to celebrate a decade of cloud computing.
Since its inception in 2006, AWS has become monumentally popular and is
now generating billions of dollars in revenues. Microsoft Azure comes in
second behind AWS, with Google Cloud and IBM SoftLayer tied in third
place. These top four ... Read More...
As the year end approaches, our customers, colleagues, and
fellow security professionals in our networks have started asking what
our information security predictions are for 2016.... Read More...
In 2016, virtualization will be a little like the sleek race car you get
a chance to drive. It's fast and powerful but, on the other hand, you
may be a little overwhelmed by all the bells and whistles. In the
enterprise community, virtualization is gaining even more ground,
driving the need for orga... Read More...
We have seen a number of IT trends that lead me to make the
following predictions around software-defined wide area networking
(SD-WAN) for the upcoming year.... Read More...
Android is well on its way to becoming the Windows of the mobile
malware world. With 99% of mobile infections targeting the platform,
Android is the only game in town when it comes to infected tablets and
smartphones. Love it or hate it, Apple's walled garden and refusal to
allow downloads from thir... Read More...
This will be a year of glacial change in application
development, as we finally start seeing some once-thought-permanent
fixtures of our landscape calving off into large, but moveable icebergs.
What I'm talking about is an increased ability to compartmentalize even
some monolithic systems so softwar... Read More...
The "big data" space is still maturing - continuing to define
its vision while simultaneously converting aspects of that vision into
reality. There is a natural progression to this development that amounts
to answering the following questions in order: Can we build tools that
make working with data ... Read More...
In 2015, enterprise data storage emerged as a hot topic once
again. One category that gained a significant amount of attention was
copy data management. According to a recent archive and backup
convergence study by ESG, a majority of IT organizations are seeking
solutions that manage "copy data" wit... Read More...
With the movement from on-premise email to the cloud already in
motion, we'll see a rise in business applications doing the same.
Virtual desktop, collaboration, analytics and back-end office apps
(account / HR systems, expensive management systems, etc.) will mark
2016 as the year that the "cloud-f... Read More...
In years prior, we've seen a lot of skepticism around the use of
cloud in the enterprise, especially as it relates to security. However,
as cloud services continue improving their security posture and
enterprises need a scalable solution that matches their business model,
we'll see cloud adoption ta... Read More...
When your everyday life is all about information security, you
start to see patterns that may not be so obvious to others. Each year, I
take my best shot at describing these trends and making predictions for
the coming year. In this annual article, we also go back
retrospectively and review the pred... Read More...
It should come as no surprise that 2016 will be yet another
ever-changing and complex year for those fighting electronic fraud.
Attacks are getting more sophisticated, some will start to use the dark
web for hosting, and hackers are becoming more creative than ever
before. We advise you to read on a... Read More...
Consolidation in the Public Cloud seems to have started. HP
decided to shut down its Public Cloud initiative and instead decided to
recommend Azure to its customers. Rackspace decided to extend its
fanatical support to both AWS and Azure, probably setting a path where
if they need to move away from ... Read More...
While this has been said many times, before, I believe that 2015
will likely be remembered as the year of the cloud, largely due to the
most notable event of the year* (read: decade/century...), the whopping
Dell/EMC deal, which clearly marks a change in era. This is a blatant
demonstration that li... Read More...
Over the last year, we've seen big bets getting more bold. We
see more CIO's attending conferences on transformation and staying
relevant. We've seen enormous enterprise bellwether companies like Dell
go private, announce larger mergers (Dell & EMC), and attempt to
disrupt their space. Big Blue (IBM... Read More...
As consumers become accustomed to a new, engaging online
experience, websites are constantly being challenged to deliver the
fastest, most secure overall experience. These demands mean a shift in
the infrastructure and how we traditionally think about application
delivery. With 2015 coming to a clos... Read More...
The explosion of the Internet of Things (IoT) continues at a
stunning pace, with an estimated 5 billion devices connected to the
Internet today and 30 billion expected by 2020. There's no doubt that
all those devices will produce a massive amount of data and present an
entirely new set of challenges... Read More...
The great paradox with the cloud is that its association with easier
access and scalability is still synonymous with siloed data and
disparate systems. Businesses are plagued with disconnected technologies
and are starting to realize the root of their issues stems from the
design and implementation ... Read More...
Our fascination with IoT as a technology has done a disservice
to the potential business impact of connected devices - the enterprise
being especially guilty. Since IoT's introduction, businesses have
chased the colorful rainbows of interesting use cases rather than
focusing on the real-world applic... Read More...
In 2016, the transition into the second phase of cloud adoption
will accelerate. In phase one, over the last 10 years, cloud deployments
were project-based and adopted primarily by startups and enterprises
doing one-off green-field projects. These early cloud projects were
infrastructure-centric... Read More...
In today's increasingly mobile world, more and more small
businesses are taking advantage of the cloud, as 72 percent indicate
they use mobile apps in their business, with roughly 38 percent
reporting they could not survive - or it would be a major challenge to
survive- without mobile apps, says a r... Read More...
As we celebrate with colleagues, family, and friends while we
bring 2015 to a close we realize that what's old becomes new. As we
drink our egg nog and ponder the changes to come in this dynamic mobile
social world focused on Users and Applications - we should not forget
that many of the problems... Read More...
It's December. Another year done, another chance to take a
moment to predict how our industry will grow and develop next year. 2015
my have been a ‘year of the cloud' but who's to say 2016 can't be the
year. The year that defined cloud computing with solutions being offered
to maximise efficiency... Read More...
A major cyber attack will lead to questions of war. A dangerous
nation state with already installed "sleeping" malware in US critical
infrastructures will threaten the US with widespread outages.... Read More...
Predicting the future is easy. However being right with your
predictions is much less so. Thankfully 2016 is not that far into the
future and most of my predictions have already started to emerge in
2015, via early adopters, and will continue to be seen in the mainstream
during 2016.... Read More...
The typical formula for this type of article is to take an
inventory of technologies that are at the prime of their respective
adoptive hype cycles and proceed to wax poetically on how they will
finally go main stream in the year to come. It is good practice to cast a
wide net of predictions, so tha... Read More...
Moving forward into 2016 we believe will see solidification of a
number of changes building on momentum gained among developer and ops
communities over the past two years and creating more agile, flexible,
and productive enterprise IT environment.... Read More...
With 2016 just around the corner, all eyes are on the Internet
of Things (IoT). Ask analysts, manufacturers, and software developers,
and they'll all tell you that among the major topics on big data and
analytics, the IoT will grow dramatically and become a part of
everyone's daily life in 2016. It'... Read More...
Undoubtedly, one of the most popular topics of 2015 was the
continued, dramatic rise of cloud. Cloud CRM leaders like Salesforce
were featured in more headlines and received increasing attention from
IT decision-makers around the world. We witnessed significant growth in
the space as enterprises emb... Read More...
As networks continue to adapt and evolve heading into 2016,
observers will be able to point to more and more similarities between
today's network and the human brain.... Read More...
OpenText 2016 Predictions: CEO Predictions For The Enterprise In 2016
In 2016, we'll work smarter, not harder. Human beings, appliances,
homes, factories, cars, businesses, and cities will become more
interconnected. If these items aren't already, they'll soon be "talking"
to the Internet of Things (IoT). In a few short years, there will be
more than 25 billion device... Read More...
The industrial internet knits together big data, machine
learning, and machine-to-machine communications to detect patterns and
adjust operations in near real time. Soon the industrial internet will
expand by definition to include the Internet of Things.... Read More...
It was a noisy year in the big data space, with every major
technology company coming out with their own artificial intelligence or
machine learning offering that promised to fundamentally change
business. This traction in the machine learning market will allow AI/ML
to attain a new level of maturit... Read More...
In 2015, hybrid clouds hit the mainstream by fulfilling
enterprises' need to support a broad range data center, private and
public cloud infrastructure environments for both new and existing
applications. As companies come to realize that different application
workloads are more appropriate on diffe... Read More...
It's well established that virtualization, cloud computing,
mobility and emerging technologies like software-defined networking
(SDN) and network functions virtualization (NFV) are forcing enterprise
IT to make dramatic changes to their network. At the same time, and as a
result of these shifts, ent... Read More...
2016 will be the year of Enterprise IaaS adoption. The
discussion is no longer "if" - it is "what, when, and how?" which, of
course, is great news for a company like Racemi as suppliers of
automation software for server migrations.... Read More...
The security landscape is constantly evolving and next year's
outlook has even more changes in store. As cyber criminals become
savvier with their technique and organizations' attack surfaces expand,
we'll see companies start to use technology in new ways to revolutionize
their approach to cybersecu... Read More...
Cloud natives have already embraced the public cloud with open
arms - it's about time the enterprise got there too. The true mass
market for public cloud is here, and it's going to significantly impact
the industry as we head into 2016. Clouds today are able to easily
handle both cloud native and tr... Read More...
Once again it's time to look back on the last year, see what
happened in our industry, and try to make some predictions for the
coming year. Let's start by seeing how last year's predictions fared....
Cloud use is growing rapidly; do you have the tools you need to
plan and forecast strategically in an intensely complex environment?... Read More...
In 2016, the trend toward modernizing the IP infrastructure will
continue to be strong; routing functions will be liberated from their
hardware chains like Scrooge was freed from his eternity of shackled
misery.... Read More...
With the end of the year quickly approaching, the IT industry is
now shifting its focus toward 2016. Many of the industry experts and
analysts, who have weighed in with their expectations for the coming
year, are anticipating the continued and increased adoption of, and
spending on cloud, mobility, ... Read More...
In 2016, the next generation of CEOs will be more digitally
aware than their predecessors. The CEO of years' past, who never had a
laptop on his desk or carried a smartphone, is over.... Read More...
Discussion and debate about international privacy related
standards has been around since the 1940's, when the recognition of
privacy as a basic right was ratified by the United Nations (U.N.)
Declaration of Human Rights of 1948. Since then, nations seeking to
protect the personal information of the... Read More...
The Cloud will Dominate IT Headlines in 20016, thanks to a series of
significant developments in cloud migration software and best practices,
IaaS security and the beginning of a shift to cloud recovery.... Read More...
We are living in the land grab era of "Big Data." Whether you're
running an e-commerce business, online directory, healthcare provider,
or financial institution, you know that your ability to ingest, process,
synthesize, and act based on an ever-growing supply of metadata may
very well determine you... Read More...
In 2015, the enterprise cloud market shifted from the early
adoption phase to mainstream usage. Expectations have been raised and
2016 is the year in which IT departments split between those offering
self-service IT and those who are plagued by Shadow IT. Simply put -
any enterprise IT department ... Read More...
In 2011, Amazon introduced an "AWS connector," a tiny piece of
software (called Amazon EC2 import connector) that migrated VMware
workloads to Amazon's cloud infrastructure. This migration tool is great
for enterprises, which want more cloud choices.... Read More...
With all of the cyber threats and security trends evident this year, I have the following predictions for 2016.... Read More...
The year 2016 is nearly upon us, and every IT-department spends
the last weeks of December on planning, development and forecasting the
maintenance budget. At this stage, it is important to be aware of
upcoming changes on the cloud storage market and how they fit existing
backup, computing and virtu... Read More...
Whether it's files shared through Dropbox, a company's internal
files or your personal music collection, the sky is the limit for uses
for cloud computing. But enterprises cannot do everything in the cloud,
and must maintain their on premise practices even while migrating more
and more processes to ... Read More...
Today's security landscape is constantly changing, and 2015 saw
some of the most high-profile data breaches yet. There's also been a
forecasted jump in the global cybersecurity market, from $106.32 billion
in 2015 to $170.21 billion by 2020.... Read More...
Containers will drive the next wave of public cloud adoption even by large, heavily regulated enterprises.... Read More...
Foreseeing the future is far from an exact science, but when we
put our collective minds together we can often get an accurate glimpse
of what's to come. At Spiceworks, we don't employ a fortune teller with a
crystal ball to forecast upcoming tech trends, but our data team and
network of IT pros is ... Read More...
In 2016, IoT will continue to become a basic commodity in any
data pipeline, fading into the background of the Internet. IoT isn't the
cool kid on the block anymore. It's becoming more and more
commoditized. We'll stop seeing new IoT applications and start seeing
IoT built into the applications and ... Read More...
Business leaders and CIOs alike are increasingly prioritizing
business communications across the enterprise, leveraging Unified
Communications (UC) services as a key platform to lower their costs,
improve flexibility and provide stronger productivity.... Read More...
As we close out 2015 and look forward to 2016, there is A LOT to
reflect on and forecast. Below you will find my top predictions for the
year ahead.... Read More...
We've seen the cloud and as-a-service providers become the new normal
for IT and other departments across the organization. With that change
includes updates to resiliency strategies and continuity plans. Over the
past year has your resiliency strategy or business continuity plan been
updated?... Read More...
Cloud has been a transformative technology trend, which is plain
for anyone to see, but it has been particularly effective in launching
new storage technologies and dismantling old ones. In 2016, we will not
only see the continued fall of "big storage" as they grasp for relevance
against the commodi... Read More...
I was listening to an interview where George Lucas described how
he modeled Star Wars to emulate the hero's journey characteristic of
mythological epics - with an ordinary hero who is suddenly inspired to
embark on an epic journey of transformation aided by new tools not
previously available.... Read More...
2015 was the year of containers. Across industries, we see both
small development teams and large enterprises wonder: How will Docker
affect my software delivery?... Read More..
Today, software applications are the lifeblood of most
businesses. The relentless consumer demand for new functionality, along
with advances in virtualization and data integration, have all increased
the pressure on organizations to release software faster than ever
before. This has led many to expl... Read More...
Our company is the leading contributor to the OpenStack Trove
database as a service project, so that is the lens I look through every
day. With that in mind, here are some of my observations and predictions
for the year ahead.... Read More...
The term "bimodal IT" got a lot of attention in 2015. It's a
term that describes the practice of managing two modes of IT:
traditional Mode 1 teams that are working to improve quality and
reliability for current application and infrastructure loads, and
exploratory Mode 2 teams that are working to a... Read More...
Over the past few years, we've seen companies like AWS, Airbnb,
Facebook, Google, Netflix, Tesla, Twitter and Uber reimagine entire
industries, then re-architect new business models to achieve new
customer experiences in the form of services via software applications.
This movement to the software-c... Read More...
In 2016 we will see a significant increase in the number of
companies moving from either a primarily public cloud strategy or
primarily private cloud strategy to a hybrid cloud strategy, driven by a
complex interaction of security concerns and the need for increased
flexibility and cost optimization... Read More...
As we approach the end of this year, it's time to think about
what's in store for 2016. While some of these predictions may seem
inevitable, others are more of a reach. That said, sometimes the
speculative reaches end up being dead on even if it takes a while. For
example, in 1968, Arthur C. Clarke,... Read More...
The past year has seen a turning point for software-defined wide
area networks, or SD-WAN. Reports and surveys throughout the industry
show IT leaders getting fired up about the value of SD-WAN for
delivering a better application experience more simply and efficiently.
Now, as the market heats up, w... Read More...
In 2016, mainstream enterprises will embrace the growing DevOps
movement to simplify applications management and accelerate the ability
of IT organizations to respond and adapt to new business priorities.
Today's increasingly dynamic markets are requiring IT to accelerate the
secure delivery of new ... Read More...
This is an exciting time to be in enterprise software. There are
dozens and dozens of interesting new companies that are reaching scale.
Marketplace competition between incumbents and up-and-coming companies
is intensifying. And, there is increasing interest on the part of buyers
to consider cloud o... Read More...
The appetite for data insights has already scaled. BI and
analytics are moving from backroom IT departments to front facing line
of business users, but the shift has been primarily in enterprises that
have invested both capital and staffing resources to make this happen.
By 2020, businesses of all s... Read More...
2015 could have been just another year of data breaches and flawed
cyberdefense, but it's also been a year when cybersecurity conversations
have become more prevalent in the boardroom. Business leaders are
getting a better understanding of the significance cybersecurity has to
the overall wellbeing ... Read More...
As 2015 winds down, the cloud computing market continues to look
up. Even in tightly regulated industries, cloud adoption is
experiencing a steep rise, with one study reporting that its adoption
rate has increased 71 percent in the last 12 months. But where do we go
from here? Tony Savoy, Hostway's ... Read More...
It's no surprise that business is changing dramatically. The
potential afforded by digital transformation could have dramatic effects
on companies' growth, scalability, and revenue. Here are the top 5
trends that I think will have a major effect on businesses next year:...
With network function virtualization moving into the mainstream
and proliferation of related technology offerings on the rise, clarity
of purpose and ease of use is more critical than ever. Winning solutions
in 2016 will combine purpose-built technology with turn-key simplicity,
making it easy for n... Read More...
What a year 2015 has been. And, as we begin to turn the page to
2016, I'm excited and energized by the opportunities that our Red Hat
community has ahead of us.... Read More...
In 2016 we will see two trends pick up more speed than ever
before: The build out of the cloud infrastructure and the popularity of
mobile devices. This will increase the demand for new ways to print,
making solutions to provide, manage and optimize printing, more
important than ever. Let's look at ... Read More...
We've cycled through several stages of mobile development over
the last three years. While development has been rapid, initially even
today's most popular mobile platform vendors had to do much work to
improve their basic consumer functions. Yet, very little time was
devoted to enterprise needs. Ve... Read More...
Ask any IT pro - companies in all industries are tired of
talking about security. They want to put the words into action. Gone are
the days when organizations were in denial about the breaches and risks
they were facing; now, nearly every team's priority list for 2016
includes some level of planning... Read More...
When it's time to think about a new year, I always look back on
the year that was. The past 12 months have seen remarkable achievements
in enterprise IT and even greater technology developments. As we head
into 2016, here are four trends we expect will impact enterprise IT and
the companies they sup... Read More...
2016 will be the year that hybrid cloud begins to truly emerge.
Meanwhile, the cloud will also facilitate a series of improvements to
the way applications are developed and delivered. Here are Internap's
predictions for the year ahead.... Read More...
Often tech (mega)trends initially have limited effect on End
User Computing. Over the last couple of years they usually start first
in the consumer space and later bleed over into the Enterprise space, in
this case End User Computing. In this textual crystal ball I would like
to share 3 trends I thi... Read More...
Using cloud resources, companies don't have to have their own IT
pros doing tasks such as patching a database, backing it up, or setting
up data encryption and disaster recovery. Companies don't have to buy,
install, and configure hardware systems, nor manage, cool, and power a
large data center.... Read More...
We are seeing the implementation of more and more applications
containers at a very high growth rate. We believe that this is because
we are experiencing the confluence of two trends - the move to the Cloud
and the desire - or need - for total mobility.... Read More...
Over the last few years, nothing stands out as a more
significant or transformative technology for enterprise IT than the
growth of cloud computing. Adoption doesn't always look the same, but
across the board, cloud-based initiatives have gained speed as companies
in every industry look to take adva... Read More...
Riding on the strengths of server virtualization and a strong
cloud ecosystem, network virtualization is moving fast. In just a few
short years, network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined
networking (SDN) have gone from hype to POCs to live deployments. In
2016, expect even faster p... Read More...
As many predicted last year, 2015 saw an exponential increase in the use
of container based systems to provide SOA and microservice based
technology implementations. The increased demand can be attributed to
the advantages of elastic infrastructure and repeatable environments.
These benefits will on... Read More...
The year 2016 could very well be the year when a majority of IT
users - enterprise, service provider and SMB alike will be looking at
deploying hyper-converged systems in their datacenters either greenfield
or brownfield for the speed and agility, decreased complexity and
increased cost savings.... Read More...
As the "traditional" IT infrastructure continues to transform in
2016, roles and responsibilities within organizations will shift as
well. The primary reason for this change is that IT siloes are
crumbling, becoming decentralized as the challenges traditionally solved
by specialty devices (storage,... Read More...
The cloud market is rapidly growing and evolving, and its
developments in 2015 have prepared the space for an even more
interesting climate to take hold in the coming year. Since many
companies in 2015 were already incorporating the public cloud into their
business operations, especially through use... Read More...
To stay relevant in today's ever-changing society it is
important for all aspects of business to evolve along with the times of
today. The way in which we rely on enterprise printing solutions has
evolved steadily over the years in cohesion with technological
advancements. The journey of evolution v... Read More...
In 2015, it seemed like the hybrid cloud and disaster recovery
were on the cusp of making it to the mainstream. I believe that in 2016,
both will push their way up to the front of the line when it comes to
must-haves for enterprises. I'm not alone in this thinking. In a recent
Forrester report, anal... Read More...
More companies will IPO at valuations equal or below that of
their last round. Public institutional investors, once eager to get in
before the IPO, will increasingly pass on late-stage deals and wait for
the public offering. Except for a select group of high fliers,
late-stage companies will be for... Read More...
Next year, organizations in highly regulated industries will
increase their use of cloud solutions to support and complement their
existing technology infrastructure.... Read More...
The days of wireless carriers offering unlimited data plans for
consumers are a distant memory, and more change is in the wind. In much
the same way wireless carriers charge consumers for data use,
telecommunications companies will soon be charging businesses for
streaming data over the Internet.... Read More...
No More Mall Cop Security for SMBs: Privacy, Compliance, and
Encryption Tools are moving from Niche Markets into Mainstream.... Read More...
In 2016, companies will move more operations than ever to public
cloud environments (i.e., Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, IBM
Cloud) where they gain the flexibility to apply IT resources as needed
for maximum efficiency and cost savings.... Read More...
The notion that application and desktop virtualization are no
longer buzzwords is a clear sign that these technologies have matured
and gained mainstream adoption. However, the end-user computing
landscape is ever-changing. We continue to see the platform providers -
Citrix and VMware - compete wit... Read More...
Every business knows the importance of good data protection, so I
know what you're thinking: "My data is protected perfectly fine and I
perform full backups each and every day." But what are you doing to
protect against disaster events? An extended power outage, flood, or
fire can make your critica... Read More...
Over the past several years we have seen the ups and downs in
the market, especially within the world of virtualization and cloud
computing. When we look into the future, based on our interaction with
companies of all sizes across many industries, and seeing how the market
is trending, we predict th... Read More...
Operational Intelligence gained traction in 2015, as more
enterprises began realizing the benefits of analyzing live,
fast-changing data to gain immediate business insights. In 2016,
organizations will take the next step as they find new ways to use
in-memory computing as an enabling technology for ... Read More...
As 2015 draws to a close and our scepter'd isle is buffeted by yet
another winter storm (this time one with the unassuming name Storm Frank
but which is anything but as it gathers pace and kicks on towards the
North Pole apparently) it is time to reflect on the last twelve months
and call out three ... Read More...
Corporate management consultant and author Margaret J. Wheatley
once wrote "Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more
unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful."... Read More...
Two members of the Xen Project (Stefano Stabellini and Russell
Pavlicek) provide a few predictions into what they think will happen
with cloud computing in 2016 and beyond.... Read More...
Going into 2015, many predicted that the adoption of public
cloud in the enterprise would slow due to concerns about data security.
Instead, public cloud adoption has increased significantly as the public
cloud has become more secure, reliable and easier for distributed
workforces to use.... Read More...
As we head into 2016, it's a great time to reflect on market
developments of the year past and trends and predictions of what the
future holds. Here are some thoughts based on what we are seeing in the
marketplace.... Read More...
2015 comes to an end and what a year it has been for
virtualization industry. With megatrends like hyperconvergence
redefining the landscape and bringing more players to the field, the VDI
industry has seen its share of growth across the planet. As we step
into 2016, a lot of the initial momentum of... Read More...
In the ‘old days', running a successful database operation was
all about being up, and being fast. Today, it's not only about
speed--more importantly, it's about accommodating fluctuating volumes of
traffic, especially on mobile devices. In 2016, we will continue to see
the move of infrastructure to... Read More...
The shift from being a passive to proactive business is here. As
part of this movement, companies are adopting real-time, predictive
tools that allow them to gather colossal amounts of data and turn that
data into actions - both from a business and operational perspective....
Basho Technologies 2016 Predictions: 2016 is the Year of Data as a Service
IDC predicts that, moving forward, more and more verticals will support
and use IoT data. From factory sensors to wearables and smart textiles,
data has quickly become the the lifeblood across several industries. The
ability to leverage that data is critical.... Read More...
Willie Nelson's classic, "The Party's Over" is a perfect
contrast to the momentum, energy and economic transformation
accelerating around DevOps, agile and cloud infrastructure in 2016.
Indeed, while the client/server and virtualization philosophies of the
past decade are losing steam, the cloud par... Read More...
According to a recent report by PwC, millennials will form half
of the world's workforce by 2020. With over a quarter of millennials
expecting to change employers more than six times in their careers, it's
no surprise that CEOs believe attracting and keeping younger workers is
one of the biggest tal... Read More...
The number of data scientists has doubled over the last four
years, the number of job postings for data scientists is soaring, and
those jobs pay well. All signs point to the fact that data analytics
skills are in high demand. With so much interest and activity in the
space, the ecosystem around Big... Read More...
Few would argue that 2015 was a year in which we saw continued
adoption in all things cloud, as users became more and more accustomed
to the convenience of anytime/anywhere data. And, I would add to that,
2015 was also a year in which we saw continued deployment of flash and
hybrid-flash solutions,... Read More...
Some say ‘data is the new oil', but while oil companies have a
handle on the processes for turning oil into gasoline, the same can't be
said for organizations trying to corral their data. How best to store
and manage data is on the minds of most CIOs as they head into the New
Year. It's exciting to ... Read More...
It's no stretch to say that in 2016, we'll see more and more
companies begin to move their operations to the cloud - after all, we've
already been watching that trend in full force. Rather, the more
interesting development we'll see over the coming months and beyond is a
specific shift to cloud-base... Read More...
There is a thinning of the herd taking place in the managed service
provider (MSP) industry, one that isn't always on the forefront of
embracing change. Cloud-first is the desired methodology of a majority
of organizations, and that is the last thing a traditional MSP wants to
hear. To understand... Read More...
Happy 2016 everyone! And thank you for your continued support of VMblog.com.