Enterprise Tech Trends
Businesses are being radically transformed via enterprise technology, and 2015 will continue bringing innovation opportunities. For example, cloud technologies go way beyond the IT department affecting corporate strategy, product design and launch, engagement with clients and suppliers, finance and operations, security and governance, and company culture.
The Editor in Chief at InfoWorld, Eric Knorr, offers his perspective on the key trends in enterprise technology for next year and beyond.
Public Cloud Takes the Lead –
Knorr identifies that enterprises’ specialization is their own business, and not trying to reproduce the quality, functionality and security in a private cloud that they can access via AWS and other public clouds.
Open Source Application Package –
Docker is extending application portability beyond the development lifecycle to orchestration across multiple clouds.
Microservices Architecture –
Building applications from services or API-accessible blocks.
Liquid Computing –
Making communication between a host of personal devices seamless and real-time via handoff tracking and intelligence.
Multi-cloud Management –
Tools that allow deployment across different cloud architectures, allowing management and optimization, as well as flexibility to companies who do not wish to be locked into one proprietary cloud technology.
Enterprise Security –
Technology improvements as well as greater user savvy will become more critical. Endpoint technology that authenticates, analyzes, monitors and summarizes all the enterprise endpoints will be an important aspect of ensuring security.
Machine Learning –
Artificial intelligence applied to Big Data will bring analytics to the masses and open up previously inconceivable phase of computing.
The Mashup of Development and Operations –
Agile efficient, developer-centric approach to configuring the development and test environments in such a way as to meet the growing scale and speed of application development.
Network Switches RIP? –
Virtual network devices connected with ever-increasingly powerful servers will require a rethink of the data center network.
Read the full version of Knorr’s Enterprise Tech Trends for 2015 from which these trends were extracted and which includes his perspective on the open source imperative and how businesses may differentiate themselves via quality processes, technologies and applications. Eric Knorr‘s article “9 key enterprise tech trends for 2015 and beyond”.