Micro Focus Experts’ Predictions 3 Predictions for 2022
12.01.2022By Julian Fish, Ed Airey, Stan Wisseman
The pandemic has shown that companies must be well positioned in a flexible and digital way. The role of IT is growing, processes are being moved to the cloud or critical processes are being made available remotely. The experts from Micro Focus have summarized which aspects are important in 2022.
2022 will be all about consolidations and the transformation of entire industries.
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1. Maturing processes in corporate IT are progressing
by Julian Fish
In 2022, companies all over the world will slowly recover from the cuts caused by the corona pandemic. The role of IT is becoming more important than ever before: it no longer has only a supporting function – IT and business will increasingly merge. In business, the alignment of agile, DevOps and value stream management redefines the interaction between demand and delivery, removes historical communication restrictions, promotes organizational alignment and promotes value-oriented discussions about investments, prioritization and execution approaches. A new way of thinking is required. Agile and DevOps practices are considered de facto standards. Continuous integration and delivery are expected.
2. The run to the cloud continues
by Ed Airey
In 2022, it will be even more urgent for many companies to accelerate their digital transformation strategy. The last 18 months have been a difficult lesson for many IT departments that have not yet fully switched to a digital-first strategy. For large companies whose core business applications are written in COBOL or run on mainframes, we see even greater momentum towards cloud-based initiatives. We expect that even larger workloads will be moved to the platforms of popular cloud providers during the year, creating the conditions for the next generation of deployment and modernization of core business applications.
3. Even critical applications become available remotely
by Stan Wisseman
Remote work will remain an essential part of the business landscape even after we have finally overcome the pandemic. For companies, this means that employees also need remote access to business–critical applications – no matter where they are. This in turn means that the perimeter concept in IT security has finally become obsolete. If employees are to access critical resources from private, potentially insecure networks, CISOs will need to redesign their security controls and identity and access management policies to accommodate the shift to the zero trust approach. However, this initially requires that IT departments have a complete overview of the rapidly growing endpoints in the company.
About the authors
Julian Fish is Director of Product Management at Micro Focus. Ed Airey is Product Marketing Director, COBOL Solutions, and Stan Wisseman is Chief Security Strategist at the same company.