Trends 2021 Micro Focus sets sail in the direction of the new year
The year 2020 was for the Business world in terms of digitization a double-edged sword: on the one Hand, the developments in the Wake of the Covid-19-pandemic accelerated the digital transformation processes of many companies. On the other hand, the sentiment remains characterized by uncertainty about the future.
Three experts from Micro Focus to help with an Outlook on the developments of the coming year the company to cope with the digitalization.
Resilient to a digital enterprise
Joe Garber, Vice President of Strategy, Micro focus
“Among all the industries, who have to fight during the Covid-19-pandemic challenges, the Software division are not spared: In the last twelve months, countless providers are either disappeared completely from the market or had their F&E concept, not a rethink, because they were financially able, the macro changes in the market. This company has not had to cope with only internal challenges, but were also on the pages of their Tech providers, with suddenly changing challenges – the effects remain noticeable for a long time. Software vendors that have invested early in a robust resilience strategy, to be strengthened in the new year to kick“, Joe Garber, Vice President of Strategy, is convinced.
The end of the traditional Software engineering?
Julian Fish, Director of Product Management, Micro focus
“While the standardized Hardware set by, came more and more Software Engineers instead of their Hardware counterparts into the limelight. In the coming year, we will be able to a similar change observed: “Amateur developers” or “Citizen Developer” could run specialised staff, the rank, because you will not use any specific programming language, but rather, business-critical data flows and understand the need to understand,” says Julian Fish, Director of Product Management. “Future applications will build on Services that are connected to processes, orchestration, and standardized APIs to each other. How this will affect the traditional spaces of the configuration-, quality – and Release-management, we will be able to observe.“
Predictive Analytics, Data Lakes to oceans
Lars Rossen, Ph. D., MBA, Fellow and Chief Architect, Micro focus
“Many of the solutions already have a built-in Data Lake and related Analytics skills – such as it is in the context of AIOps-, SecOps-, IDM -, and ESM systems. In the coming year, the combination of these Data Lakes is becoming more and more important, as this can result in both optimization and automation of various business processes. For example, AIOps and SecOps Data Lakes for advanced instruction pattern should be in relationship with each other. To be able to data, misuse, or problems of Governance reveal, should Identity Management and Enterprise Service Management Data Lakes are connected,“ says Lars Rossen, Ph. D., MBA, Fellow and Chief Architect. “In the future more companies are planning to implement solutions for a 360-degree all-Round-insight into their companies data at the same time you will not recognize, however, that traditional approaches are not sufficient.”
COBOL goes Cloud
“After last year, and the hurdles have been eliminated, Legacy transfer applications successfully in the Cloud, to be lower than in the Mainframe modernization in the coming year, and a considerable amount of MIPS (Millions of Instructions Per Second) in Public Cloud environments,” continues horses. “One reason: The low operating costs of private Mainframe data centers in the simultaneous creation of more flexibility in terms of scaling. In addition, the shift from Legacy applications to the Cloud results in even more sense, since the more modern applications in the Hybrid solutions, of which Legacy applications are an integral part of, are already in the Cloud.“
Discovered security gaps
Neil Correa, Cyber Strategist, Micro Focus
“By Covid-19 has accelerated the process of digital Transformation significantly. However, the security aspect has been employed often in the back, giving hackers the door was opened to the vulnerable networks. Companies have primarily focused on keeping the daily business Running. Often security were circumvented controls in a hurry in the transition to the new model or not taken into account. In view of the continuing volatility and uncertainty, security checks have no priority, and may be taken only when it comes to a security breach,“ says Neil Correa, Cyber Strategist. “Another field day for hackers Orphaned Data. The Removal and Deletion of data is very far down on the priority list for companies that are in bankruptcy. These non-managed systems and databases, whether On-Premise or in a Third Party/Cloud Location, can either stay online or be deleted before they are picked up by hackers or sold.“