We have come a long way from room-sized computing devices to microprocessors. These technological advancements have allowed us to break the barriers of what can be done and what cannot be done. The past decade has been somewhat conducive to change, where companies globally accepting technologies like AI, Cloud computing, Blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Other than technological development, there have been Privacy related issues and widespread cybersecurity threats. As the virtualization of business is inevitable, these threats will increase and the decade to come will see IT companies like CISCO coming up with upgraded software to tackle these issues.
Moreover, skilled personals who are accustomed to working on physical servers will face difficulties in finding lucrative jobs as companies big and small want to reap the benefits of Cloud Computing that does not require setup of physical servers. They will have to work on their skills so that they can work on both kinds of servers. Virtualization can put them in an awkward position as they will have to manage virtual servers with software rather than ripping apart servers.
Privacy has become more important after recent revelations of data being used wrongfully. Thus, in the coming years, IT practitioners will have to work on maintaining customer discretion and strengthening privacy rules within their organization.
Large corporations and big companies have cybersecurity high on their checklist. Also referred to as information security, cybersecurity refers to the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability (ICA) of information. Threats from unknown sources can dissolve companie’s integrity and hamper business processes. Thus, each and every company that relays on IT has to strengthen its security. Companies relying on outsourced professionals and third-party vendors may upgrade to in-house setups for reduced response time. Businesses will also invest a huge amount of capital on creating a more secure business environment.
These trends will affect companies big and small. The IT sector will see these changes in the coming years.