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Globalscape 2018 Predictions: What to Watch in Digital Transformation

VMblog Predictions 2018

Industry executives and experts share their predictions for 2018.  Read them in this 10th annual series exclusive.

Contributed by Greg Hoffer, VP of Engineering at Globalscape

What to Watch in Digital Transformation in 2018

We continue to see companies emphasizing modernization and digital transformation in order to realize the benefits of availability, resilience, performance and cost management. There will continue to be challenges to face, though, in ensuring that digital transformation results in appropriate solution architectures that provide appropriate security, visibility and compliance. A digital transformation does no good if the end result is worse than the original. Challenges include selecting the right cloud platforms and services; finding the right personnel to architect the appropriate solution; and creating an effective coordination between the disparate cloud services, SaaS offerings, API endpoints, etc.

In 2018, we will see increasing emphasis put into digital transformation, including increased migration of traditional workloads to Cloud services, as well as more adoption of the various tools and services that continue to evolve to help with these transformation strategies (like iPaaS, API Management and CASB).

What to watch with iPaaS

We'll see a continued evolution of the iPaaS market, with entrenched, traditional integration players (IBM, Informatica, Mulesoft, SnapLogic, etc.) growing their Cloud based iPaaS capabilities and consolidation of the iPaaS market's vast number of players. This is all good news for consumers, because increased iPaaS capabilities help their digital transformation strategies, in addition to providing robust platforms for gluing together best-of-breed Cloud services in a reliable, cost-effective, approachable manner."

What to watch with MFT

We should continue to see evolution of the traditional, on-premises MFT offerings into true Cloud-native and Cloud-enabled solutions. Transacting business-across-business relationships and supply chains will continue to be a part of life for commercial enterprises, and thus the need to transfer data to and from internal and external systems will not go away. Deployment options to better support Cloud is a necessary change, as is continued expansion of security and compliance capabilities.


About the Author

Greg Hoffer 

Greg Hoffer serves as the Vice President of Engineering at Globalscape. He is responsible for leading the product development teams who are responsible for the design and engineering of all of Globalscape products. 

Published Thursday, December 14, 2017 8:04 AM by David Marshall
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