Emerging Technology Trends to Watch in 2019

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By Liz Young, Marketing Coordinator

I recently hit up one of our visionaries here at Evolving Solutions, our CTO, Michael Downs, to get his take on the technological trends we can expect to see in the coming year.  Michael evaluates emerging and disruptive technologies.  He brings together the real-world experience our team possesses to help our clients implement solutions that are agile, offering as much longevity as technology allows.

He offered some really great insight on some pretty cool emerging technologies and I had to share three of them because I think they are something to look forward to.

Automation

IT Automation is the trend that keeps coming back. We’ve been talking about IT automation for decades, but it has taken on increasing relevance with most infrastructure now able to be treated as code for deployment and changes. This has allowed developers to integrate the development automation they already created with deployment automation for infrastructure.

The rise of both containers and “server-less” application development models have made automation required. Managing a container that might only run for less than 30 seconds before it’s deleted simply can’t be managed with more traditional manual processes.

Blockchain

After several years of crypto currency hype and over-promise for solving every enterprise problem, some practical and realistic implementations are starting to emerge.

In spite of the reputation for Blockchain supporting interactions between completely untrusting, anonymous parties, the “permissioned Blockchain” model, where the participants are known is showing significant promise for enterprise use cases.

Deriving value from enterprise Blockchain implementations usually necessitates a consortium. We recommend you identify others in your industry or value chain who would also benefit from a shared ledger and work with them on use cases.

Quantum Computing

Undoubtedly the most futuristic and uncertain area of emerging technology. Tremendous energy and time is being spent on Quantum Computing research by companies with the resources, capabilities and interests to achieve breakthroughs. IBM (https://quantumexperience.ng.bluemix.net/qx/experience)  and Google (https://ai.google/research/teams/applied-science/quantum-ai/) both have significant efforts and are  enlisting developers to experiment with algorithms and programming models through their respective portals and cloud based offerings.

In addition to the technical challenges related to making a commercially viable Quantum Computer, use cases that truly take advantage of the unique computational paradigm of Quantum Computing are still being developed. Physical Chemistry, cryptography and certain artificial intelligence use cases seem the most promising, but until more people outside of research laboratories begin to understand the true nature of Quantum Computing, it’s potential will remain limited.

Automation, Blockchain and Quantum Computing are just a few of the technologies that should make 2019 interesting.   I know Evolving Solutions will be watching these technologies for their potential in helping our clients solve their organizational challenges so stay tuned to our blog and social media for more!


Liz Young - Evolving Solutions

Liz is the Marketing Coordinator and is responsible for the digital/social strategy, content creation and campaign execution for Evolving Solutions. She handles all online platforms including the Evolving Solutions website, blog, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.

Liz works with the incredibly talented sales, consultant, and architect teams to ensure we offer the best support to our clients. From creating collateral, to planning world-class events, Liz works to ensure our best foot is always forward.

With more than 15 years of marketing experience, Liz is also pursuing a journalism degree at the University of Minnesota.

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Michael joined Evolving Solutions in 2014 to develop solutions for our clients across hardware and software, both on and off premise. He brings over 18 years of creating architectures to solve complex business problems including big data, high performance computing, integration, automation and end user computing.

His broad technology, business and industry experience provides valuable perspective to our clients working to implement innovative technologies to support their success.

Like what you read? Follow Michael on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mldowns/

IT Solutions to Tackle Today’s Data Center Concerns

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Heading into 2018 IT leaders have real concerns about their  data center operations and team.  Today let’s look at some of these concerns and how our IT solutions and services can help.

Legacy systems – legacy systems still play a role in many data centers.  As business needs have changed so to have the demands on IT solutions and equipment, but moving to a new system presents many complications.

Innovation – the responsibility to drive innovation and ultimately revenue has also made its way to IT.  For some leaders, it is about navigating digital transformation projects and for others it is about freeing up team time from day-to-day operational work for new projects.

Data – one simple word but an ever growing one in today’s data center.  The increase in the volume and types of data has taxed many data center storage solutions to the max.  Coupled with the need to produce better data analytics and insights, managing data better is top of mind for leaders.

Staff and the skills gap – With the labor market tight IT leaders face a shortage of employees in general, and  new technologies are increasing the demand to provide training and education for their workforce.

The good news is that Evolving Solutions has the IT solutions and services that can help you tackle these data center concerns. First, our team knows data centers inside and out.  Our data center assessment services,  Innovation Center and Integration Lab not only help you determine where to get started but can also provide unique access to test drive and down the road more easily integrate new solutions and hardware into your operations. If data is your biggest concern, Evolving Solutions can help you find the best data storage solution and our big data analytics team is plugged into the latest tools that can help you drive actionable insights.  Finally, we recognize that today’s IT teams wear many hats. Our professional and managed data center services can help take away some of the day-to-day burden from your team, so they can focus back on projects that drive innovation for the company.

Contact us today and let’s get to work in 2018!

We Are Evolving Solutions

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This has been an exciting week! Our company has launched new tools, including a refreshed website, so we can better communicate how our IT solutions help our clients overcome technology challenges.  Here are some highlights.

Tech. No Babble. That’s Evolving Solutions.

Our clients view us as a trusted technology advocate and partner, because we take the time to understand their needs and goals.  Evolving Solutions advises, builds, and maintains the best IT solutions from beginning to end, so we truly get to know the client’s operation and business.

Rather than use technology babble, we prioritize real language.  We pair this value with the desire to deliver innovative solutions with common-sense implementation. As a result, we provide the best technology guidance.

Fanatics About New Technologies.

Our team thrives on tackling complex IT challenges.  We take the latest technologies, such as big data and analytics, cognitive computing and cloud, and develop results-driven IT solutions.  Consequently, our clients gain real advantages over competitors and operational efficiencies.

Finally, our team is there every step of the way from planning and implementation to testing, training and maintenance.

New Technologies

The Heart of IT – The Data Center.

Data Center technologies are ever changing, and there is a growing need to become more efficient and agile. As companies focus on data and technology strategies to differentiate themselves, data center infrastructure becomes even more crucial. Our expertise in data storage, servers and infrastructure helps our clients make the most of their IT operations.

In addition, Evolving Solutions has built a reputation and business around recertified IT equipment.  Our clients know that when equipment decisions must be made, we can guide them to make the right choice to fit their need and also their budget.

Finally, we invite you to spend time today to learn more about how Evolving Solutions can help your company overcome today’s technology challenges.  Better yet, contact us to speak directly about your IT solution needs.

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