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#eweekchatNew Tech to Expect for 2022JOIN US: Discuss trends in new technology in the year head.
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#eweekchatDigital Transformation Trends JOIN US: Discuss how digital transformation is reshaping business
James Maguire
Q1. What’s your most consequential prediction for tech in 2022? A change, milestone, shocking development?
Chris Ehrlich
A1: The ripple effect of Meta’s launch on the mainstreaming of conceptual applications for the metaverse. #eweekchat

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Charlie Ashton
A1: I would not be surprised to see a significant, multi-day outage at a major hyperscaler or telecom service provider, rather than the mere hours-long outages we’ve experienced in 2021.
Pascal
A1. Change: On-Prem is dead. Cloud-native is the only way. IT will start moving to the cloud in earnest. SecOps is nearly done, IT is very far behind and will be making that change/transition
Rod Simmons
A1: As the Metaverse takes form, people place an enhanced focus on their digital identities. This includes even things like spending huge amounts of money on digital real estate
Rik Chomko
A1:Enterprise data remains difficult to scale, store and use in an actionable way. Forrester Consulting noted that 51% of AI decision-makers say their organizations have too much data to make collaboration efficient. #eweekchat
Llanor Alleyne
A1. As it continues to grow, digital transformation will become more refined with more thoughtful, complex tech integrations (hybrid infrastructures, AI, hyperautomation) & wider implementation (fintech, healthcare).
Pascal
A1. Milestone: Balance will be found for modern workforces. Organizations will finally come to terms with what is best for their employees without sacrificing productivity with many companies choosing a blend of hybrid and remote work while others move back.

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Michael Waldrop
A1: I think hybrid cloud is becoming a much more common end goal for modern data analytics pipeline configurations. It is no longer just a waypoint on the cloud journey.
Steven Mih
A1: I foresee the Investment & Adoption of Managed Services for Open Source will soar #opensource #cloudmanagedservices

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Sujatha Sagiraju
A1: Social responsibility will play a big role in tech in 2022. Businesses will focus on not just what they do but how they do it and their social impact on the world.

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Paul Speciale
A1. for us in data storage, it is all about protecting our customers data against ransomware. For that reason, we think the most consequential one is Increasing ransomware attacks will demand that sophisticated data protections be built directly into storage solutions.
Eoin Carroll
A1. Nation States will weaponize social media to target more enterprise professionals
Pascal
A1. Shocking Development: The Great Resignation will continue and put a level of strain on IT and security that we previously couldn’t even imagine. Three years ago there were more open roles in security than security professionals in the US.
Rik Chomko
A1: Until #AI and automation technologies can better master the flow of data, advancements will be slow moving. Therefore, data in motion is the next automation holy grail. #eweekchat
Bruce Kornfeld
A1 We'll start to see the "leveling off" of the Cloud. Not all applications nor data is right for the cloud and alternatives will gain more momentum.
Harish Doddi
A1: Many organizations will finally realized they cannot adopt the same strategy like the big cloud vendors to do AI. Instead, they need to realize their AI investment with some practical tools.
James Maguire
@brucekornfeld I've seen this backlash "against" cloud.
Pascal
A1. Shocking Development (2) This year there may be more open roles in security and IT in the US than there are IT and SecOps workers available worldwide.
Michael Waldrop
@brucekornfeld I agree. Both for practicality and cost reasons.
Andi Mann
@marsanfra So true! At @Qumu we talk about 'Work from Wherever, Whenever' (#WfWW). The #FutureOfWork is no just remote, it is 'hyper-distributed' over both time and space.

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Bruce Kornfeld
@marsanfra well.....if you loop in edge computing needs as on prem - I don't agree with your statement at all : )
Pascal
@AndiMann More than remote, we are now distributed
Andi Mann
@marsanfra LOL, I am not buying that at all! I am a big cloud believer, but also pragmatic. Everyone would prefer not to have massive on-prem investments, but what happens in 2022 to make that a reality? #eWeekChat
James Maguire
@AndiMann I've actually seen a "return to on-prem" trend.
Paul Speciale
@RikChomko totally agree about enterprise data growth and hard to scale storage systems. This is a massive problem for enterprises!
Pascal
@brucekornfeld - Me personally, would not build something that needs to be deployed on-prem :)
Andi Mann
@brucekornfeld 💯 , really good point, If anything, #Edge is accelerating, and will add to on-prem.
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Pascal
@AndiMann cloud native all way as prices are evolving
Andi Mann
@marsanfra Yes, for greenfield I am 💯 with you. But every owner of legacy infra has wanted to go 100% cloud for years. It is not just cost holding back the 'stragglers', imho. I don't see anything changing that dramatically in 2022 is all. #eWeekChat
James Maguire
Q3. Running second to this big winner, what's another key trend on the upswing in 2022?
Sujatha Sagiraju
A3: A sector– which leverages tech heavily – and creates demand at scale in the online world and supplies to that need in near real-time in the physical world will be the biggest winner. That sector will probably be not a current tech sector.

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Paul Speciale
A3. Edge computing and edge-data. We see lots of data creation especially machine-data on the edge.
Rik Chomko
A3: Improving AI explainability - According to PwC, 50% of US business and tech execs say responsible AI that improves privacy, explainability, bias detection and governance is a top priority for adoption. So, I think Explainable AI will continue to grow/be a necessity
Charlie Ashton
A3: SmartNICs will see increased traction in telecom and cloud data centers as operators focus on optimizing server utilization and increasing data center efficiency. Why waste expensive CPUs on functions that are better offloaded to programmable accelerators?
Llanor Alleyne
A3. NFTs. Outside of the grip they have on the digital art world, NFTs can become a factor in untangling current supply chain woes by providing authentication, provenance, and product tracing.
Eoin Carroll
A3. The time to repurpose vulnerabilities into working exploits will be measured in hours and there’s nothing you can do about it… except patch
Attackers and security researchers alike will continue to hone their craft until weaponized exploits & POCs within hours of disclosure

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Michael Waldrop
A3: Given the great resignation, probably all things related to onboarding and making people more productive more quickly. Agility is everything, including with acquisition of the team members.
Andi Mann
A3. I feel like we are just starting to see the start of, for want of a better term, 'Productivity Analytics'. Understandign engagement levels for staff, customers, partners connecting from #WfH, #RemoteWork environments. #eWeekChat
Harish Doddi
A3: AI Governance is no longer about regulatory compliance for specific sectors. It will impact any businesses that try to understand what AI is truly doing. Therefore the adoption of AI Governance will increase.

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Rod Simmons
A3: Solving authentication and removing the need for users to remember secrets. We just stink at that.

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Bruce Kornfeld
A3 Analytics. Too much data is being generated every second of the day. Lots of innovation going on to help organizations figure out the data they have and what they can learn from it....etc....etc....
Andi Mann
@AndiMann We are seeing the sordid underbelly of less-than-competent middle managers who ar flailing at loss of 'control'. Keyboard loggers, video spying, is crude, but just the start. Watch this space! #eWeekChat
Rik Chomko
A3: Explainable AI eliminates the “black box” problem and offers greater auditability, transparency and confidence by expanding on the “why” behind automated decisions and predictions.
Chris Ehrlich
A3: The Internet of Things (IoT) will see uses cases and production-level development rise as device manufacturers and consumers demand more networked UI-level capabilities. #eweekchat

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Paul Speciale
@brucekornfeld Data lakes and analytics are hot topics in finance, healthcare and many other industries. Agreed!
Steven Mih
A3: As data is the new economy, i think we'll see database engineering become cool again, this time on the data lake. The database engineers who can build a data lake stack with data warehousing capabilities but without compromises (lock-in and cost) will win.
Andi Mann
@WaldropMike ooo, that is a good one Michael! I would defo buy that for a dollar. Anythign that smooths the transition of workers in and out, esp. Knowledge Workers and Digital Nomads, is going to explode! #eWeekChat
Andi Mann
@brucekornfeld Definitely. It was ever thus! #eWeekChat
Pascal
A3. MSPs will be an enormous part of success for IT and SecOps orgs worldwide. Consolidation of not only tools, but teams at a macro level will be the only way we can secure and manage endpoints worldwide at the scale necessary.
Andi Mann
@pspeciale I am with you here Pascal. Edge is super interesting to me, and historically apropos (my accordion theory of IT). #eWeekChat