If you’re a Star Wars fan like I am, you have always been able to imagine a world where technology is at the heart of everything we do. Today, a digital world is no longer the stuff of great sci-fi, it’s our reality. Fueled by our thirst for knowledge and our ‘on-demand’ appetite; technology, and the data it’s creating, are advancing and increasing at exponential rates.
Businesses are constantly evolving and repositioning themselves as they pursue new revenue streams and efficiencies. In our technology-driven world, this evolution typically involves modern IT applications and data streams. IDC believes that these new enterprise workloads are shifting towards an infrastructure-agnostic model that extends from edge to core to cloud.
I think that’s the obligatory first line for any technology blog, right?
But, how do you know I am here? How do you know I exist? I have a blog profile, I have a picture, I have a blog tagged to my name. All of these are contextual clues that I exist in reality, without actually being physically present.
High-performance computing (HPC), data analytics and artificial intelligence are converging, and that’s good news for today’s enterprises.
When people talk about high-performance computing, data analytics and artificial intelligence, they tend to treat this trio of technologies as three separate entities, each living in its own world.
We’ve talked about the benefits of Hybrid IT, which allows organizations to run some applications in the cloud and others on-premises.
This ability to customize your workload placement sounds great in theory, and for most organizations a hybrid infrastructure truly is the best choice.
The next big thing in wireless is almost here. 5G mobile technology will soon be available, bringing the promise of compelling new uses cases and capabilities to transform industrial IoT (IIoT). But how will 5G impact networking architecture for industrial environments? Our new white paper, Demystifying 5G in Industrial IoT, takes a deep dive into what you need to know.
When you visit the doctor for your yearly check-up, would you rather:
Sit in a waiting room reading outdated magazines while strangers cough around you?
Virtually connect on your tablet and review your vital trends from a fitness tracking device?
If you chose A, you’re part of a shrinking minority.
Despite all of its advantages, globalization has an inherent disadvantage: It is increasing competitive pressure and forcing companies to continually become better and more efficient – at an ever-faster pace. Companies marketing their products and services on the international stage aren’t the only ones that are affected; globalization also means that foreign competitors are showing interest in entering into our domestic market.
A few months back, my colleagues made several predictions for technologies in 2019—everything from artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to hybrid cloud, blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT). Through those discussions, as well as insight from our own internal experts, they compiled predictions for the new year across a range of topics.
Are you tired of watching funny cat or dog videos yet? How about your favorite TV show or a movie on your smart TV or personal devices? Or playing Fortnite? Or being able to grab your laptop and take it with you to the meeting to project those slides you (just) finished (whew!)? Or asking your talking home “assistant” for a weather report or recipe? Or having a WebEx meeting with remote colleagues using video technology? How about checking your email while you are waiting on a flight? Or viewing your home security cameras? Or re-setting your thermostat remotely?
Not only are you not tired of it, but you are doing more of it.