There was nothing predictable about 2020, and even though 2021 seems equally unpredictable – we mortals enjoy holding up the crystal ball as the year ends. At the moment, we can predict that those who want the Covid-19 vaccine in the United States will be able to get it in the next 6-8 months. We can also predict that working remotely will continue to be a major trend in 2021. We can predict that politics will continue to be deeply divided in the United States. It’s also fairly certain that aggressive, business-aligned IT leaders will have job security nearly as strong as an ER nurse. Let’s dig into what else we and others predict will happen next year in the world of enterprise IT.
IT leaders & IT operations
IT operations management (ITOM) Trends
Cloud & Cloud Native Adoption
The year of the pandemic also turned out to be the year of cloud acceleration. Many IT organizations reported that they have ramped up their plans to move on-premise infrastructure and applications to the public cloud, to gain both agility and cost savings needed for rapidly-changing customer needs.
AIOps & Automation
Digitization grew considerably this year as physical experiences grinded to a halt, and there’s no stopping it now. Humans can’t effectively keep up with the pace of data coming from the proliferation of virtualized and cloud infrastructure, edge devices, sensors, mobile gadgets, and apps along with the considerable volume of hardware and software still housed in corporate data centers. Machine intelligence and automation technologies are controlling the chaos, driving efficiencies and helping people make better real-time decisions to protect performance and overall systems health.