As we approached the end of 2016, I reflected on the storage trend predictions we identified – Containers, 2-Tier Storage, Cloud Portfolio Management, New Media technologies and IT Skills focused on Cloud-native development.
While predictions are mostly educated guess, our 2016 predictions played out favorably.
So now it’s time to look ahead for 2017… what can we expect this year?
Digital business transformation is top of mind for businesses today, creating a new set of imperatives for IT, including greater IT capacity and competition for the best engineering resources. At EMC, we are fortunate to have approximately 16,000 engineers and developers worldwide who are encouraged to work collaboratively with our customers and across our industry ecosystem. As they develop innovative technology solutions, our engineers want to be recognized not only for bringing new technology and products to market but for their impact on the broader IT ecosystem and development of the industry. That’s why we recognize our top engineers as Fellows and Distinguished Engineers. What sets this elite cohort apart isn’t just their technical expertise and technical impact, but their ability to catalyze the engineering community and transform the industry to use technology innovation to solve business problems.
Innovation at EMC is about more than developing new technology. It’s also about being able to take that technology to market, impact the industry, and ultimately change the world. Bringing new solutions to market is not easy nor is it inexpensive. Our engineers see EMC as a place with the ability and willingness to invest heavily in innovation — plus the scale and experience to bring new technology to market successfully. This experience attracts some of the industry’s most accomplished technologists to EMC, where new colleagues get to learn from some of the great IT innovators of our time. Recently, EMC’s Radia Perlman was inducted into the prestigious Inventor’s Hall of Fame. EMC Global CTO, John Roese describes Radia’s accomplishments that led to her induction and the benefits our new engineers get from working at EMC with world class innovators like Radia.
Changing the culture inside an IT organization is one of those chicken-and-egg propositions. It’s difficult to figure out if the culture should change before acquiring new technology that better fits with it, or whether the acquisition of new technology actually enables the culture to change. (more…)
Brian Gallagher is President of EMC’s Cloud Platform Team. He is responsible for the company’s strategy and offerings for cloud native application management and orchestration. He is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.
Last week we held the official opening of the EMC Cloud Foundry Dojo in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The term ‘dojo’ is a Japanese word that translates to ‘the place of the way’. In our dojo, software developers learn and contribute to Cloud Foundry, the leading open source platform for Cloud Native Applications. (more…)
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