Emerging technology or disruptive innovation has become a part of today’s business lexicon.
Potential disruption creates a value network, generating diverse thought processes among industry leaders. Most technologists struggle to tie new technological solutions with business strategies. Moreover, identifying key trends that are part of the mainstream business in the future is a challenge.
While the market is buzzing with a wide range of contemporary technologies, we track the ones that matter to our customers. At HCL, we have come up with the Technology Adoption Roadmap, 2017-19’, for products or services. The blueprint falls under each of the next-generation IT practices, including datacenter, workplace services, networks, security, and enterprise platform services.
The pictorial representation of the roadmap in the following page provides a simple understanding of the process matrix. It will be made available to all customers via account managers, sales, presales, and other customer-facing teams across the organization.
Analyzing vital trends
We have demarcated methods to track and analyze the potential of emerging trends. Each of them has been evaluated based on the following parameters.
Innovation shaping transformational journey
Our analysis helps comprehend — ‘how technology can reduce costs in comparison to the alternative technology in use’, ‘how it helps to improve overall solution availability and supportability’, and ‘how it ensures or contributes to agility’.The size of the circles help you understand the impact of each technology.
Mitigating deployment risks
Solution and deployment blunders influence the effectiveness of a process. Based on the risks related to market place maturity, architecture fitment, and support, we have calibrated certain means to mitigate threats.The colors help you identify the level of risk associated with the technologies. Besides, the roadmap will determine the technology products/services, which are being evaluated further. Additionally, it will spot the ones which have been already deployed in production by customers and those sent for proof of concepts.
How to Read Technology Adoption Roadmaps
Impact On Enterprise
The following three factors determine the effect, which has the potential to:
Improve solution availability & supportability
Technologies Under Evaluation
Technology currently under evaluation; proof of concepts are being carried out.
Solution & Deployment Risk
Listed below are three factors:
Marketplace maturity risk
Architecture fitment risk
Deployed In Client Engagements
Technology has already been deployed in production by our customers
Next-gen Datacenter Technology
Adoption Roadmap 2017-19
MAINSTREAM BY 2017:
1. Hyper-converged infrastructure.
2. Data back-up and archival on cloud.
3. Multi-cloud management & operations.
- Asset utility models to gain traction as the focus shifts to consumption rather than procurement.
- Datacenter architectures expected to undergo radical changes (Edge, Micro, hyperscale, distributed and immutable) with digitization.
- Software-oriented infrastructure initiatives aligned with legacy architectures
- Multi-cloud management and expense optimization to gain the center stage.
- Automation to expedite client infrastructure modernization and success of digital initiatives.