There are two main fields of investment which have arisen as goals for the end of 2019: cloud migrations and moving away from Windows 7.
Since our 2018 Beyond the Cloud survey, Serviceteam IT have been interested in exploring the apparent skills shortage. We have written many blogs about the gloom UK organisations have faced in terms of tech industry employment. With Brexit, this has been heightened. But it appears that it is not all doom and gloom.
Currently, Gov.uk Verify (a digital ID system) developed by the Government Digital Service is a secure way to prove who you are online. You do not need to prove your identity in person to access government services, like filing tax or checking identification like driving licences. However, the future of this body is unclear and more public sector data should be available for effective identity verification.
The UK Government want the UK to be at the forefront of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the data revolution. And why wouldn’t they? The economy still needs to thrive, and can be done through new and innovative forums.
Software developers are building new cloud-based software with such ease that there are warnings of future headaches for IT teams responsible for infrastructure and operations. A recent Gartner study found that by 2025, 70% of IT infrastructure teams will be unable to support the business. Only ¼ of IT Infrastructure leaders would have teams with the right skills and working practices to support the requirements for IT operations.
Blockchain has huge potential, but it seems no one knows what for yet. There are positive legal applications, security applications, insurance applications as examples, but few have seemed to apply the technology in a live environment.
Many people, myself included, sometimes dismiss the Trolley Problem. However, as technology creeps ever further into our everyday lives, it seems these moral problems are becoming ever relevant.
It is no surprise that the UK has tough times ahead. However, data centre giants Equinix, Digital Realty and Next Generation Data have announced their plan to expand their data centre footprint in the UK. Why have they actively chosen to continue investing in the UK? Will this help the UK economy? What will this impact be post-Brexit? These are just a few of the questions I had upon reading this news.
In 2015 BT announced they will be switching off PSTN and ISDN networks by 2025. This might seem far away; however, BT will not accept any new orders or amendments to services applicable to ISDN products from 2020.