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Every year 451 Research publishes a series of 'Preview' reports, presenting a forward view of near-term market dynamics and the technologies that shape them. After a tumultuous year in tech in 2020, the upcoming year is expected to be a pivotal one for IT in preparation for a post-pandemic "new normal". Follow the links below to download complimentary excerpts of each of the reports.
The transition to hybrid, multicloud IT infrastructures supported by cloud-native application development tools and practices will only accelerate, as we will still have to operate under pandemic conditions for a minimum of several months into 2021.
COVID-19’s unpredictability and the cloud’s ability to scale without reservation has made cloud a critical technology in 2020. In 2021, COVID-19 will continue to act as a catalyst for cloud adoption, and enterprises will demand technologies and services that support adoption.
Cloud native enables organizations to ship software faster, delivering incremental value more quickly than was previously possible. Crucially, it allows organizations to operate with cloud independence. 5G, edge and IoT present the next buildout market opportunity, with Kubernetes set to reign.
With the rise in digital experiences, businesses are expected to reshuffle the proverbial deck of priorities to implement technologies that drive stickier relationships and competitive differentiation.
Despite the complications related to COVID-19, the market for data, AI and analytics appears to be relatively buoyant, with a sizeable proportion of enterprises actually increasing their investment in new data and analytics projects as a result of the pandemic.
We expect to see continued strong growth in the industry, even as pressure builds for providers to construct facilities ever more quickly and at lower cost, while also boosting efficiency and, ideally, powering them with renewable energy.
Remote work at scale compounds an exploding attack surface. Acceleration in third-party cloud and service providers raise new issues for enterprise control.
Adoption of IoT was already growing rapidly before the global pandemic, which has only served to accelerate projects to help enterprises better cope with the challenges of remote work, workplace safety, and safeguarding employees and customers.
The chaos and unrest of 2020 has created new work models that will bring workforce productivity and collaboration software to a turning point in 2021. Shifts toward more collaborative and dynamic work will be accelerated with a focus on agile, frontline workers and the democratization of expertise.
COVID-19 accelerated digital transformation throughout the world and caused businesses and consumers to shift and adapt to working from home, digital spending and digital engagement. We put together an infographic with 451 Research data and insights to highlight the major events from the year and the implications these events will have on the tech industry moving forward.