1. Continued mergers and acquisitions in UC market
We will see a continued growth in the number of mergers and acquisitions – from highly strategic and significant moves like Cisco’s acquisition of Broadsoft, through to smaller “roll up” plays in local markets in Europe, where niche players will start to be acquired by ambitious high growth and privately-funded entities.
2. Growth of video deployment for communications and collaboration
Cambridge UK, Thursday, January 11, 2018 – Organizations are increasingly turning to DevOps within their development and database teams according to the 2018 State of Database DevOps Survey, conducted by Redgate Software with SQL Server professionals. 82% of the 700 organizations surveyed say they have either already adopted DevOps or plan to do so in the next two years, up from 80% in 2017. Over half (52%) have already implemented DevOps process on some or all of their projects, a jump from 47% last year.
Ontario, Canada – January 9, 2018 – New research from WinMagic released today has found that security, management and compliance challenges are impacting the benefits businesses are receiving from using the cloud as their infrastructures become more complex. 39% reported their infrastructure was more complex since using the cloud, and 53% spend more time on management tasks than they have done previously.
Karl Roe, VP Services & Cloud Solutions at Nuvias, takes a look at what’s in store for organizations using the cloud in 2018:
2018 will see Artificial Intelligence (AI) drive a transformational change among organizations and impact on cloud use.
ICT isn’t getting any simpler, and businesses are being forced to move faster as their customers’ requirements become more demanding. This is driving innovation in areas like AI, but automation of past processes won’t be enough to keep up with the “need for speed” in business agility.
Many organizations have yet to start the process of migrating their data and applications away from the Lotus Notes platform, and while there are many reasons as to why this is so, probably the two key ones are a truly compelling event that forces the issue and a lack of expertise. This is according to Jon Pyke, CEO, CIMtrek Ltd.
Guildford, UK: 4th January 2018 - Semafone, the leading provider of data security and compliance solutions for contact centers, sees trouble ahead for companies which don’t have their cyber security in order – but also predicts that new regulations will have a positive impact on the market. CEO Tim Critchley, global solutions director Ben Rafferty, and head of information security Shane Lewis, share their top five predictions for 2018.
1) Mainstream breakthroughs for futuristic technologies
Woodcliff Lake, NJ — Dec. 18, 2017 —Catalogic Software today announced the release and general availability of DPX 4.5.1, the newest version of its data protection software that has been an industry leader in providing state-of-the-art data recovery while delivering unprecedented reliability and backup success rates for over twenty years.
13 December 2017 – WatchGuard’s latest quarterly Internet Security Report, which explores the computer and network security threats affecting small to midsize businesses (SMBs) and distributed enterprises, has revealed massive increases in scripting attacks and overall malware attempts against midsize companies throughout Q3 2017.
1. Security blossoms in the boardroom
Sadly, security breaches will continue to be a regular occurrence in 2018 and organizations will struggle to deal with them. New security challenges will abound and these will grab attention in the boardroom. Senior management is increasingly focusing on security issues and recognizing them as a core business risk, rather than the responsibility of the IT department alone. The coming year will see further commitment from the boardroom to ensure that organizations are protected.