2020 IT Trends to Watch In and Across Business Sectors

Keeping a close eye on trends demonstrating staying power gives partners a good idea where business is headed.

Pam Baker

December 30, 2019

10 Slides

While channel partners are all about providing and supporting technologies for their customers, they understand that their customers are ultimately looking to drive business results. Partners, too, are driven by their own bottom lines and a need to find new revenue streams.

This slideshow strives to provide insights across IT and within certain business verticals from a variety of experts to help partners chart a profitable course in the year 2020. That’s a tall order given the accelerated pace of change and disruptions last year and next.


Gartner’s Courtney Rogerson

“We are in the thick of the digital era. New routes to market and technology enabled products and services are rapidly disrupting industries and business models,” said Courtney Rogerson, senior principal analyst with the Gartner Supply Chain Practice.

Even so, keeping a close eye on trends demonstrating staying power gives partners a good idea where business is headed. Additionally, watching new ideas sprout and take root enables savvy partners to stay well ahead of the curve and their nearest competition.

The trick, of course, is in knowing where to look for these telling signs. But the answer to that is “look everywhere” because 2020 is the year when everything converges or morphs but certainly never stays the same.

Take DevOps for example.

“In 2019, we’ve seen growing urgency around digital transformation, and I fully expect that to continue into 2020. As we move into the 11th year since DevOps was ‘born,’ the need to take agile methodologies to the next level – to scale them to support the largest enterprises – is paramount,” said Bob Davis, CMO of Plutora.

“2020 will be the year that value stream management (VSM) will serve as the platform that provides predictive insight and visibility for the entire process from idea to cash. Agile planning and DevOps will come together to form truly converged pipelines,” Davis added.

Scroll through the slideshow above to see what other changes are afoot and glean how and where you might improve your bottom line and your customers’ too.

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About the Author(s)

Pam Baker

A prolific writer and analyst, Pam Baker’s published work appears in many leading print and online publications including Security Boulevard, PCMag, Institutional Investor magazine, CIO, TechTarget, Linux.com and InformationWeek, as well as many others. Her latest book is “Data Divination: Big Data Strategies.” She’s also a popular speaker at technology conferences as well as specialty conferences such as the Excellence in Journalism events and a medical research and healthcare event at the NY Academy of Sciences.

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