2020 Trends

Every year 451 Research publishes a series of 'Preview' reports, presenting a forward view of near-term market dynamics and the technologies that shape them. Our 2020 reports, published across all nine Research Channels, examine a number of trends impacting their respective markets in the next twelve months. Our analysts rate each trend as having either a low, medium or high impact, provide recommendations for players in the market, relate the trends back to our 4SIGHT themes and predict who the winners and losers will be in the changing information technology landscape. In addition to these reports, our analysts present their findings in a series of live webinars.

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Market Insight

2020 Preview: A Dozen Tech Predictions for a New Digital Decade

The last decade brought some fundamental changes to the nature and role of enterprise IT. As we kick off the new year – and a new decade – the 451 Research analyst team is committed to providing our clients with the data and insight required to help navigate these challenges and opportunities.

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2020 Trends in Applied Infrastructure & DevOps

The modern, cloud-native IT environment – with its intelligently connected and orchestrated multi/hybrid/edge execution venues supporting workloads like IoT and AI – is becoming too complex, distributed and strategic for humans to manage alone. The result is a growing need to rethink end-to-end IT strategy and architecture to support the increasing reliance on intelligent toolchains and algorithms to run efficiently.

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2020 Trends in Cloud Transformation

The cloud space continues to evolve as hybrid/multicloud emerges as the key organizing principle for increasingly heterogeneous IT, cloud-native technologies enter into IT environments, and complexity (and lack of in-house skills) create a new landscape for IT operations. Enterprise workloads are on the move, and they’re transforming. The winners in the new cloud battleground – managing complexity – will be those that can deliver both integration and innovation.

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2020 Trends in Customer Experience & Commerce

Significant disruption across industries, fueled by the rising influence of the empowered consumer, continues to exert pressure on businesses to deliver differentiated and consistent experiences across the entirety of the customer journey. In effect, this is forcing the evolution of the entire technology stack and organizational culture in order to enable real-time, contextually relevant experiences.

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2020 Trends in Data, AI & Analytics

It is becoming increasingly clear that new approaches to data processing, data management and analytics not only are key to differentiating the most data-driven companies from the least data-driven, but are also fundamental to the ability to execute digital transformation strategies. As we look ahead to 2020, we outline six key data trends that will enable successful digital transformation in the years ahead.

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2020 Trends in Datacenter Services & Infrastructure

Despite being complex, multi-million-dollar projects, clients expect datacenters to be built within weeks at an ever-lower cost, then to operate without fail as efficiently as possible for years, adapting along the way to technology that hasn’t been invented yet. Facilities must be the right size, in the right location, with the right connectivity.

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2020 Trends in Information Security

Existential change is sweeping across technology along multiple fronts, and security is being reshaped by these forces. What will be among the most visible manifestations of these changes in 2020? The 451 Research information security team explores the trends forcing the ‘innovator’s dilemma’ in security, and some of the most visible ways in which we expect the market to embrace them in the coming year and beyond.

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2020 Trends in the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things market is maturing from early enthusiasm to specific use cases with tangible benefits. With this maturity has come deeper understanding of which venues are best for specific tasks and workloads, which sensors provide the most benefits, and more approachable development tools for IoT deployments.

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2020 Trends in Managed Services & Hosting

Cloud is critical enterprise technology, but the breadth of platforms, features and combinations is creating new complexity. Businesses are universally discovering gaps in cloud skills, now the major roadblock to transformation. This demand for access to specialized talent is defining the next phase of the managed services market.

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2020 Trends in Workforce Productivity & Collaboration: Communications, Connectivity and Collaboration Technologies

The demand for more flexible, extensible and purposeful forms of communication is growing, taking enabling technologies out of application silos with growing programmability, voice user interfaces, and automation.

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2020 Trends in Workforce Productivity & Collaboration: Workforce Transformation

In 2020 we anticipate seeing more around new approaches to visual and spatial productivity, a growing emphasis from HR and IT working in unison to craft an engaging employee experience, and new types of digital workspace.

Webinar Series

2020 Trends in IT

451 Research hosts a series of webinars about the annual trends our analysts believe will impact the IT industry across our nine research channels. They will also rate each trend as having either a low, medium or high impact, provide recommendations for players in the market, relate the trends back to our 4SIGHT themes and predict who the winners and losers will be in the changing information technology landscape. Check out our full list of 2020 Trend webinars.