Much has changed for businesses in the last 40 years. In the 1980s, personal computer growth lead to microcomputers (servers), and by the 1990s, data centers were commonplace. Then, virtualization and the need to process an explosion of data fueled data center growth in the early 2000s. When Amazon launched its commercial web service (EC2) in 2006, cloud computing dramatically changed how businesses handle their data – and their businesses.
As an IT industry analyst, Martin Hingley, President and Market Analyst at IT Candor Limited, based in Oxford, UK, had a front row seat to all of this change. In a recent BriefingsDirect podcast, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions, discusses some of these changes with Hingley. The two analysts examine how artificial intelligence, orchestration, and automation are helping tame complexity brought about by continuous change.