2018 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 2018 reports, published across all thirteen 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, 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. Browse our complimentary content below, and contact sales@451research.com if you’re interested in purchasing a full report.


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2018 Trends in Cloud Transformation

We’re entering the era of cloud consumption. For enterprises seeking to take advantage of cloud, the key question is ‘how fast can I go?’

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2018 Trends in Customer Experience & Commerce

Experiences, not products, will be the battleground of the future, and data plays a powerful role in improving the context of those experiences

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2018 Trends in Data Platforms & Analytics

The data platforms and analytics sector is in the midst of substantial transformation, driven by the changing economics of storing and processing data, the ongoing shift to the cloud, and the rise of AI and machine learning.

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2018 Trends in Datacenters & Critical Infrastructure

Datacenters of all types are facing a wave of disruption. Owners, operators and suppliers are aligning their strategies to several converging trends.

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2018 Trends in Information Security

In 2018, the gains realized from applied analytics will become so pervasive that we expect virtually every product to be an analytics product. Automation will become more evident, while identity will assume new importance.

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2018 Trends in Hosting & Cloud Managed Serviced

Diversity and rapid growth will continue to define the development of the managed services and hosting markets in 2018.

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2018 Trends in Networking

Four events we expect this year include adoption of intent-based networking, further consolidation in the SD-WAN market, acceleration of NFV stabilization efforts, and increased adoption of disaggregation.

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2018 Trends in Storage

A new wave of management tools, and ongoing developments in flash and object storage, will provide key innovation areas in 2018.

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2018 Trends in Workforce Productivity & Compliance

Collaboration, workspace, work management, asset creation and content service tools all face disruption.

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2018 Trends in the Internet of Things

Four events we expect this year include adoption of intent-based networking, further consolidation in the SD-WAN market, acceleration of NFV stabilization efforts, and increased adoption of disaggregation.

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2018 Trends in Multi-Tenant Datacenters

Not all enterprise workloads are moving to public cloud just yet, but difficulties in managing workloads and data in multiple locations – e.g., on premises, in public cloud, hosted – create opportunity for the right providers.

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2018 Trends in Systems & Software Infrastructure

In 2018 we expect to see the gap between private and public clouds narrow, with hybrid IT widely adopted.

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2018 Trends in Development, DevOps & IT Ops

The modernization of the application stack continues as DevOps, hybrid IT and data integration fit for the machine learning age come to the fore.

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2018 Trends & Predictions Webinar Summit

451 Research is excited to present the findings of our 2018 Preview reports in a series of eight webinars.

Each session will be hosted by at least one senior 451 Research analyst, and will present what technology trends our analysts predict will shift market dynamics in 2018, and what these trends could mean for the providers and consumers of specific technologies and services.