What New Year resolutions have you made this year? Have you decided to rid your company of all the legacy systems that are preventing progress?
What New Year resolutions have you made this year? Have you decided to rid your company of all the legacy systems that are preventing progress? Have you decided it’s time to have a serious talk with your management about cloud and the myriad benefits of taking that huge step, or is this the year when you have resolved to find yourself an organisation that will allow you to shed traditional inhibitions and break new ground?
We had a few senior tech executives at a roundtable last month, where they discussed technologies that they thought would transform their business and their plans for 2017.
Topics that came out of the discussion were the importance of the cloud, virtualisation, IP, data analytics, software-defined networks, 4K and the need for one user interface for hapless end users.
It was clear that all of them were in various stages of evaluating most of these technologies, especially cloud, but not many were actually in any stage of deployment.
Something the Microsoft representative said at the roundtable set off alarm bells in my head and I thought I would share it with you. If you havent been thinking about the cloud just yet, its huge business potential and the solutions it provides, he said, market conditions will eventually compel you to move into it.
It could be a seamless hybrid cloud, where you maintain your confidential assets in a private cloud while using other services from a public environment, but whatever it is, market conditions will force you to head the cloud way. If youve been shying away from the cloud, its not too late to start thinking about it.
2017 may well be the Year of the Cloud for broadcasters in the MENA. I wish all of you a Happy New Year!