Data will no longer take a back seat where it is being used to analyze trends and insights, but its role becomes a key transformative driver in delivering real-time e-services for knowledge-based consumers. Companies in the transportation, fitness, entertainment and leisure industries will deliver a fresh new level of predictive solutions which are intelligent and integrates consumer preferences with real-time, competitive service offerings. Companies such as Didi Chuxing and Grab are examples of leaders in leveraging the use of data.
Cloud Services becomes portable
The Cloud will evolve into a marketplace where usage and services are brokered and rates negotiated. Inter-Cloud as-a-service portability becomes easy and pervasive due to new data services being rolled-out.
Data placement will be ubiquitous
Automation, data-tiering and policy-driven processes will extend data storage into a secure hybrid cloud architecture supported by global data management capabilities across all protocols and media. New storage opex models will evolve as software-defined everything continues to meet the flexibility demanded by enterprises, which will further accelerate their digital transformation journey.
Sign up for CIO Asia eNewsletters.