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?
Bill Teuber is Vice Chairman of EMC Corporation. He was appointed to the position in 2006 and focuses on strategy and business development in emerging markets, assists with government relations and works closely with the Board of Directors. He is based at EMC’s corporate headquarters in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, United States.
Today in Davos, EMC hosted a conversation with New York Times Columnist Tom Friedman and MIT’s Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, who have a new book out called, The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies. If the first machine age was about the automation of manual labor and horsepower, the second machine age is about the automation of knowledge work, thanks to the proliferation of real time, predictive data analytics, machine learning and the Internet of Things – an estimated 200 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2020, all of them generating unimaginable quantities of data.
We are living in an extraordinary time. The convergence of technology vectors in recent years, including the advancement in microprocessors, storage, networking, virtualization, and the cloud, has presented one disruptive shift after the other, empowering remarkable people and organizations to push the limits experientially, conceptually, and socially.
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