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Top 2018 Trends Impacting Digital Infrastructure and Operations

Published: 08 February 2018

ID: G00348485

Analyst(s): David Cappuccio


In a globalized digital world built on increasingly fragmented infrastructure, many older IT certainties have become outdated. To remain relevant to the digital business of tomorrow, I&O leaders need to update their mindsets, tools and management structures to address 10 key trends now affecting IT.

Table Of Contents


  • Trend 1: Geoplanning
    • Recommended Action
  • Trend 2: The Intelligent Edge
    • Recommended Action
  • Trend 3: Intent-Based Networking
    • Recommended Action
  • Trend 4: APIs — the Integration Economy
    • Recommended Action
  • Trend 5: Reputation and Digital Experience
    • Recommended Action
  • Trend 6: Beyond Traditional IT
    • Recommended Action
  • Trend 7: Data Center as a Service
    • Recommended Action
  • Trend 8: Protected Cloud Adoption
    • Recommended Action
  • Trend 9: Capacity Optimization
    • Recommended Action
  • Trend 10: Extended Infrastructure Management
    • Recommended Action
  • Conclusions

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