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7 Cross-Industry Technology Trends That Will Disrupt the World

Editorial Staff, Dark Reading, Oct. 18, 2021

“Cloud and edge computing adoption will continue to grow. By 2022, 70% of companies will be using hybrid-cloud and multicloud platforms as part of a distributed IT infrastructure, McKinsey says. By 2025, more than 75% of enterprise-generated data will be processed by edge or cloud computing. Software sourced by companies from cloud-service platforms, open repositories, and software-as-a-service providers will rise from 23% today to nearly 50% in 2025, McKinsey predicts.

‘Wide availability of IT infrastructure and services through cloud computing will vaporize on-premise IT infrastructure and commoditize IT setup and maintenance,’ McKinsey says. Companies could reduce complexity, save costs, and strengthen their cybersecurity defenses.”

AI, cloud, hybrid work headline Gartner’s top tech trends for 2022

Paula Rooney, CIO, Oct. 19, 2021

“At its virtual IT Symposium/Xpo this week, Gartner identified the top tech strategies it sees CIOs embracing next year, including the ‘distributed enterprise’” advanced AI, hyperautomation, cloud-native platforms, decision intelligence, and advanced security, among others.

Gartner’s ‘distributed enterprise’ comprises the slate of technologies CIOs have come to rely on to support distributed teams during the pandemic and the new operating models they are developing to facilitate hybrid work as the pandemic subsides. Examples include cloud-enabled workspaces, collaboration and monitoring tools for the hybrid workforce, new remote support offerings, and zero-trust security models. The firm predicts 47% of knowledge workers will work remotely in 2022, up from 27% pre-pandemic, a sure sign that for most organizations hybrid work is here to stay.”

The hybrid cloud tug-of-war gets real

Dave Vellante, SiliconANGLE, Oct. 16, 2021

“We’ve seen a decade of posturing, marketecture, slideware and narrow examples, but there’s little question that the definition of cloud is expanding to include on-premises workloads in hybrid models. Depending on which numbers you choose to represent information technology spending, public cloud accounts for less than 5% of the total pie. As such there’s a huge opportunity in hybrid, outside of the pure public cloud; and everyone wants a piece of the action. 

So the big question is: How will this now evolve? Customers want control, governance, security, flexibility and a feature-rich set of services to build their digital businesses. It’s unlikely they can buy all that. They’re going to have to build it with partners — specifically vendors, systems integrators, consultancies and their own developers. The tug-of-war to win the new cloud day has finally started in earnest – between the hyperscalers and the largest enterprise tech companies in the world.”

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