2019 Top 3 IT Trends

Here are my predictions in no particular order…

Cloud:

Whether organizations are looking to cut costs or whether they’re looking focus on what they do well, investment in cloud computing will continue to increase in 2019. Organizations are not just looking for public offerings. Private and hybrid offerings are also on the rise.

DevOps:

Time to market is key. Investing in DevOps is crucial to be able to deliver software quickly. For instance, companies like Netflix are deploying to production hundreds of times per day. To be able to do that an investment in DevOps is necessary.

Artificial Intelligence:

Every year we’re more reliant on our smartphones. Whether we realize it or not, that typically means we’re utilizing artificial intelligence (e.g. ride-sharing/smart homes/etc.). As our demand for up to the second information grows, so will the demand for artificial intelligence combined with machine learning.

Other Considerations:

  • CyberSecurity
  • Blockchain
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2018 Top 3 IT Trends

Here are my predictions in no particular order…

CyberSecurity:

This is a slight repetition from previous years but with 2017 breaches at Equifax and Cloudflare more and more companies are finding CyberSecurity harder to ignore.  In fact, annual training/re-training is very common for employees & contractors.

Blockchain:

Made popular by the crypto-currency Bitcoin, organizations are looking at Blockchain.  Not only is it secure, but it also provides a decentralized mechanism to store data.  Even though centralized data centres typically have mirror sites, many organizations would suffer greatly if the primary and backup sites were compromised.

Data:

I realize Data is a fairly generic topic, but there is so much Data out there.  Skills relating to Data Science, Data Analysis, and Big Data are sure to be in demand.  In fact, Data Science is even offered as a post-graduate degree.

Other Considerations:

  • APIs
  • Analytics