As the next decade is almost upon us, we asked a range of experts to predict what’s coming down the line – and there’s not a flying car in sight.
Mark Stevenson, Futurist & speaker at Oracle OpenWorld Europe
Climate change - We’ve treated our planet horrifically and now it has started to send back invoices. Soil erosion at current levels suggests we may have less than 60 harvests left.By the worst predictions of where the melting should be, Greenland clearly didn’t get the memo, and is there 30 years early.
Martin Widlake, UKOUG President
An area I can see there being a lot of potential for traction is with the Autonomous Database offerings. Oracle have a history of making the database do things that, previously, had to be designed in. Many companies don’t want to have to worry about how to configure the database or spend resource on administering it.
Jason Lester, Managing Consultant, Capgemini
If you implement it correctly there are things a robot or a machine can do that can enrich a human’s life rather than take away from it. And if you apply this to my world, that means DBAs, service admins and so on don’t need to spend their time doing the drudgery, the daily administration, checking all the lights are on, and so on.
Marta Munoz, Research Director EMEA, IDC
Sustainability will become an integral part of IT users’ selection criteria in the next 10 years, with IT buyers incorporating specific KPIs into their vendor-selection process. These new indicators will include vendors’ ability to integrate, for example, circular economy concepts – such as upcycling and re-manufacturing – into their business models.