What are some the top technology trends that will dominate the market in the next year?
The big trends in the next year are cloud, BYOD, mobility and data.
One of the things that we can afford to focus on is data management. In that field there are a number of trends and challenges that are brought on when employees bring their own devices into the office.
Across these devices employees synchronise and share data, which aren't on the corporate network.
The other trends are virtualisation and cloud. In the past, data was kept on premise and in control of the business, all of a sudden now, data is everywhere. Virtualised data is very fluid and it can be in different locations and different applications can use different data sources.
There's also a big trend in the amount of data and the importance of it. With Big Data, companies are also learning how they can extract money from data and make profit by managing data and not just make the business more productive.
What are some of your biggest achievements in your career so far?
I hope that will still happen in my career. Acronis and Parallels are reasonable companies, both are profitable and growing. They are probably some of the largest companies to come out of this region, but they're still a work in progress.
What is your secret to building a company from the ground up?
There are three simple things that are important, in addition to good luck. Besides that, there's hard work, a good team and tenacity, never stop in front of obstacles. You also need to have a desire to move forward from your business mistakes.
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