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2016 – what can we expect?

By Anthea Strezze

Cloud Predictions for 2016

There is no question that Cloud computing, whether public, private or hybrid, is having a huge impact on the world of technology, contributing to both sides of the equation I sketched out above. In this SlideShare, Connie Bensen shares predictions from cloud experts working with CloudCheckr, CloudMGR, Rackspace and Racemi; discussing adoption, security, infrastructure, public vs. private cloud and emerging capabilities.Cloud_11 110w, 300w" sizes="(max-width: 226px) 100vw, 226px" />

Enterprise Storage: 6 Predictions for 2016 | SanDisk IT Blog

2015 was a surprisingly disruptive year for the Storage industry, and 2016 is likely to deliver more change than ever. Robert Ober shares his insights on the trends that will take shape in the coming months, discussing software defined storage, the idea of the all-flash data center, the influence of hyperscale and more.

Intellyx’s Three Digital Prognostications for 2016 | Intellyx

For the final link in this post, I’d like to widen the focus and share Jason Bloomberg’s wide-ranging thoughts on the year to come. He starts with a discussion of last year’s predictions – and actual events – before going on to discuss the forces influencing digital transformation in 2016.

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Jason Bloomberg is a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting), and several software and web development positions.