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FEATURE : OUTLOOK 2023 shaping the way forward . However , it did not happen anywhere near expectations . “ Possibly , 2023 could be different , but we do see that nobody is holding their breath . We expect 2023 to continue and expand on the trends prevailing in the latter half of 2022 . This has mainly to do with security and Digital Transformation . Cloud will continue to prosper and the majors like Amazon , Microsoft would be adding and streamlining more services continuously altering the cloud makeup . AI along with Robotics and Machine Learning would definitely have space and traction without becoming a critical trend ,” Unni said .
Fred Crehan , Area Vice President , Emerging Markets at Confluent , said as businesses brace for a bumpy ride in 2023 , they will find that technologies that drive efficiencies and enhance experiences for customers and employees will enable them to succeed despite market conditions .
Crehan said in the digital era , gains in efficiency are made possible by data-backed decision making . “ The insight unlocked by the analysis of real-time data from across the enterprise will also help deliver a differentiating edge to businesses , which will be essential to their competitiveness .
“ This calls for enterprises to create a central nervous system that sets their data in motion . The continuous collection and delivery of data across the digital enterprise underpins all digital initiatives , be it the modernisation of IT , adoption of AI , utilisation of analytics , or migration to the cloud . For this reason , event streaming platforms are rapidly becoming a must-have component in the IT infrastructures of modern enterprises , and this is a trend that is only set to accelerate in 2023 .”
Given the positive upswing that the market is witnessing , CIOs and IT leaders are being urged to align themselves correctlt to benefit from a level of cautious optimism that is creeping back into the technology industry .
Walid Yehia , Senior Director and General Manager – UAE , Dell Technologies
Andrew Rose , Resident CISO EMEA at Proofpoint
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