Q2. Looking ahead: what’s your most consequential prediction for tech in 2023? A change, milestone, shocking development?
A2. With smaller budgets, teams & a focus on driving business results, IT is looking at faster ways to roll out & manage projects, so Network as a Service - or #NaaS - is no longer taboo and will see expanded adoption
A2: (1/2) We predict that AI-based technologies will rapidly get much, much better. Advances in predictive, chatbots and NLG, and other statistical functions will make it far easier for businesspeople to get a handle on what data means, #eweekchat
A2. Economic uncertainty will put additional momentum behind the technology that makes #reshoring possible. The rise of resilient, software-driven #automation will help mitigate the transformation barriers. #eWEEKChat
A2. Given economic conditions, the market has become increasingly pragmatic. As a result, 2023 will feature practical uses for technology, asking: How is it growing revenue and saving costs. This strengthens the opportunity Voice AI, which offers both propositions.
A2: (2/2) and the tooling to run and deliver these capabilities will be easier to use and require less and less involvement from data scientists. #eweekchat
A2: #EdgeComputing will create ample opportunity for organizations to leverage each piece of #data to move faster than competitors, to create exciting workplaces for their employees, and ultimately better serve their customers.
A2: In 2023 we will start to see Generative AI being used for real, and we may not like it. E.g. we may see new, super-potent phishing powered by Generative AI. Imagine receiving phishing emails that sound convincingly like they're coming from your boss or a colleague. #eWEEKChat
@crosby_justine So globalization is now permanently trending lower?
A2: Most analysts think the flash/disk cutover is still several years out, but my prediction is that, outside of hyperscale cloud providers, new flash capacity will get within striking distance of new HDD capacity in 2023 - especially with NAND prices expected to decline.
A2 – Budgets and cost containment will shift to being the key driver for most projects. I hear a recession is on the horizon.
@dscottcastle chatbots are tricky. IT ppl feel they minimize their role. But AI assisted search seems to be taking off
Nobody wants to deal with servers anymore. #Serverless will continue to progress and even accelerate. Dealing with servers, even if they are virtual, will start to feel antiquated.
A2: The continuation of AI/ML into mainstream everyday living. It will impact most jobs across most industries. Chatbots are opening eyes to possibilities. Not all change will be welcome
A2. IT/Networking teams will begin to thin out, and there is little help on the horizon. The Great Reshuffling has left a lot of companies already looking at how they replace talent. The work-from-home phenomenon means that the tech giants can hire from anywhere.
@petermattis Agree completely.
@RobertBlumofe Interesting. Doesn't sound like fun for IT & security teams
A2. What used to be local monopolies on talent in non-silicon-valley places is now a fertile recruiting ground for cloudscale companies with a desire to lower their costs.
@JamesMaguire A recent ABB survey found that 70% of executives in the U.S. and Europe plan to reshore or nearshore to address supply chain issues.
A2. And of course there is an aging contingent of network engineers born in the late 90s and now rapidly approaching retirement. Today, people are majoring in cloud, not vendor-specific networking. And that means teams will need to recruit folks with different skills.
That's the beauty of cloud.
A2. Much like my answer to Q1, now that generative AI solutions like ChatGPT are out in the world, I think we'll see many services interacting with or monitoring these applications. Someone has to make sure that students are still writing their own papers after all
A2: SQL workloads will explode as more NLP and other ML applications generate SQL. While data analysts and scientists continue to uncover insights using SQL, increasingly we’ll see apps that “speak SQL”, driving a lot of compute!
(Q2) Our assumptions about open source are going to be turned on their head. We have assumed it is cheap/free, and increasingly secure supply chain concerns (including legislation in both the US and EU) will change that.
@hollandcbarry It is amazing how fast we turned from growth at all costs, to cost-effective growth. Cost will definitely be a continuing trend in 2023.
@Trentf_CA Won't be fun for any of us.
@rjworobel Yep, chatbots will continue to proliferate in IT/networking to help netops teams. Chatbots ain't just for end customer support anymore.
A2: increased scrutiny on the "SaaS Metrics" model that has not seen a major update since the popularization of the cloud model 10+ years ago. What are the actual leading indicators to how profitable a cloud company can be?
(Q2) This change to the cost of open has been coming for a while, so in some sense it won’t be shocking, but it’s still going to be a hard challenge for a lot of orgs—because open underpins *everything*.
@Trentf_CA We see all the time that a company calls us up and says they're best couple of IT people just got hired by a hyperscaler - HELP!
@Benaroni Agree. And I think this opens the door for more investment in monitoring and AIOps tools to offset the loss of people in those roles #observability
@Benaroni You need deep pockets to compete for IT labor!
A2: An R&D and staffing race to develop and sell niche AI software that creates labor efficiencies.