In a world of constant advancement, understanding which IT trends to pursue is key. These latest trends improve your company’s computing speed, security, and more.
The world of IT has always been surrounded by change. From the advent of the internet, advancements in technology keep IT teams and their operational standards on a continual upward trend. Nothing is static in IT operations, and that still rings true today. In order to keep up with these changes, we’re taking a look at the latest trends and how they help IT teams and companies everywhere continue to improve speed, security, and technological stability.
With media and innovation teams chasing after trends such as blockchain and AI, other trends are emerging that have a larger impact on businesses everywhere. Going serverless is exactly one of those trends. What does going serverless mean, exactly? As more and more enterprises shift to cloud computing, the cloud providers become responsible for running the servers. Instead of having programmers also manage and maintain the servers, with serverless technology, they are freed up to focus on the development of their applications. This shift in computing doesn’t only save the time and resources of developers. Pricing for the servers is based on only the amount of space being used by the application, meaning businesses are not paying for unused resources.
Another recent trend that often doesn’t get the attention it deserves is the Multi-Cloud strategy. One of the biggest questions business owners face when migrating to the cloud is whether or not the cloud is secure. While cloud providers have long since proven the security of the cloud, one way that businesses are working to protect their data, and in some cases save money, is through a multi-cloud strategy. Rather than place all of their resources in one place, companies use multiple cloud computing storage services, distributing software, applications, and data across several hosting services. Not only does this help distribute your assets across multiple storage systems, but companies such as IBM are working to provide further security to multi-cloud solutions, making it a cost-effective, secure, and stable way to migrate your entire business to the cloud.
For businesses that love the integrated software and tools of the cloud, but need the added security of on-premise servers, there is a solution that gives you both. On-premise cloud infrastructure allows you to use your equipment onsite and run a cloud provider’s software. In this way, your system will function like it is on the cloud—because it is—while still giving you the control of data security, compliance, and customizable hardware. While this isn’t the best solution for every company, due to the risk of downtime, increased cost, and limited automation, it can be a great solution for companies that require much more security and control. While initial costs can be higher due to hardware purchases and maintenance, the long term investment of on-premise cloud infrastructure is certainly worthwhile for those who wish to manage the security of their data onsite.
The continual advancements in technology provide many opportunities for growth within your industry and business structure. While not every trend is right for your business, those that provide additional security and stability for your company’s digital structure are certainly worth pursuing.