Digital Transformation 2018: 3 Disruption Trends to Embrace

Until now, the Digital Transformation (DX) has been viewed as a buzzword rather than the biggest revolution of our time. But in 2018, industry experts and customers alike agree that will turn on its head. DX is now front and center of this year’s biggest events as a critical requirement for business success.

In fact, IDC predicts that by “2020, 60% of all enterprises will have fully articulated an organization-wide DX platform strategy and will be in the process of implementing that strategy as the new IT core for competing in the digital economy.”

With tremendous momentum and influence, DX is set to change IT investment priorities and implementation strategies for the following trends:

1. Cybersecurity for the New Digital Era

In 2018, businesses will face a hard reality -- either protect valuable data in step with the speed of transformation, or stop innovating to remain safe, and risk stunting business growth and profitability. With new IT operating models favoring collaborative ecosystems, we’re also witnessing the traditional network perimeter disappear, and in turn increasing the attack surface.

CISOs will be charged with creating next-generation security plans that adapt dynamically to on-demand infrastructure, IoT devices, software-defined perimeters, and more. Plus, as cyber attacks increase in velocity and sophistication, advanced technologies including artificial intelligence and machine learning will be a necessity to maintain a positive security posture.

2. Scalable Security for Public Cloud

Much like the general theme of securing for the transformation, public cloud security will be a key driver in the upcoming year. As a critical business enabler, public cloud offers unparalleled opportunity in regard to elasticity. Yet, its greatest benefit is also public cloud’s biggest weakness as it draws attention to the lack of visibility and the inability for traditional protections to scale with the solution.

At Edgeworx Solutions, we firmly believe that you can’t secure what you can’t see. For businesses, this conundrum will accelerate the implementation of tools and technologies in order to reduce vulnerabilities in the cloud environment.

3. IoT Pushing Networking’s Physical Limits

According to IDC’s Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide, spending on IoT will reach $772.5 billion in 2018. With such rapid growth, IoT is already pushing the physical limits of today’s networking. Sensors are reporting masses of data to be analyzed in real time, demanding bandwidth and latency requirements that traditional network infrastructure cannot handle, especially over the long-term. While 5G is touted as the cure-all to this surge in data with dramatically faster speeds, there is significant work that must be accomplished by operators in 2018 to make the network a reality.

Edgeworx’ partnership with industry leading vendors in the space of User and Entity Behaviour Analytics (UEBA) and Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASB), enables us to assist organizations during the planning, design, implementation and operational support of the latest 5G and IoT technologies.

Unlock 2018 Trends on the Road with Edgeworx Solutions

At Edgeworx Solutions, we always have our finger firmly on the pulse of today’s transformation initiatives. This month our experts will be hitting the road to meet with partners and customers to educate, learn, and discuss at the following events:

Fortinet Accelerate 18

At the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, February 26 - March 1, 2018, Fortinet will host its premier, global user and partner conference. Edgeworx Solutions, a Platinum partner, will join over 2,000 thought leaders at Accelerate 18 in uncovering hot topics related to the DX, and what that means for businesses world wide. The annual event will provide hands-on technical expertise, interactive sessions, and cover the latest threat trends and how to protect against them.

Mobile World Congress 2018

The annual Mobile World Congress will once again take place in Barcelona from February 26 - March 1, 2018. The GSMA produced event will showcase the latest in mobile technology, from 5G to artificial intelligence, IoT and analytics, connected cars to virtual reality, drones to robots, and everything in between.

We look forward to seeing customers registered for the events in person! For those unable to attend, be sure to check back to our blog as we will be reporting the latest innovations and techniques to prepare your business for the ever-changing demands of networking and cybersecurity.

Can’t wait? Contact our solutions experts today at +1.647.793.4731 to get on the disruption path for better operational efficiency and long-term success.

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