The world of technology is becoming interesting with each passing day. The emergence of data as a potent source of competitive advantage and value is clearly becoming prominent. Do you know that 90% of the data present today has been produced in the past 2 years alone? Variety of data, in volumes and coming at high velocity contains hidden patterns, meanings and insights that are next to impossible for a normal human brain to handle.
Luckily machine is coming to our rescue. With the earlier wave of digital represented by SMAC becoming mainstream today, a new wave that is capable of handling volume, variety and velocity of data is fast evolving. Made up of a set of complementary technologies like Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Internet of Things (IoT), and Blockchain, the new wave is opening plethora of opportunities to meaningfully exploit the data, both for designing innovative products and services, as well as for gaining efficiency and effectiveness in their delivery. While enterprises and governments are pulling their socks up for harnessing the data deluge, the core infrastructure technologies are also evolving to support the drive. Hyper converged infrastructure, micro services, containerisation and DevOps, all represent new tech aimed at providing speed, agility, and efficiency.
By exploiting the power of AI/ ML to manage the core infrastructure and applications, autonomous IT services management is also becoming real. The future is going to be that of Hybrid IT and that of seamlessly connected IT infrastructure belonging to multiple generations and from multiple suppliers, the real game will be defined by the degree of autonomy with which it can be managed effectively.
This journey towards building an autonomous world can be extremely frustrating if undertaken alone. The speed at which new technologies are coming into the mainstream, disrupting the status quo and providing strategic advantage to those prepared, is mind boggling. Coming together to learn is the way to make it interesting and meaningful.
The Best of Tech aims at making the collaboration possible by researching the latest developments and setting a discourse on the possible ways to deal successfully with them. I am extremely delighted to present this documentation of our learnings and that of the perspectives of technology experts.
I am sure this will go a long way in defining a collaborative framework that enables learning together. I take this opportunity to thank all the thought leaders who have given their valuable inputs into our research. I also thank Micro Focus and Tableau for their support, without which it could not have been possible.