If you've been in the IT industry for any time at all, you know how analysts and vendors are perpetually in search of the New Shiny Thing:a brand-new super-cool technology that will change everything.
Big data. In-memory analytics. Internet of things. AI and machine learning. Blockchain. Hyperconverged. Flash.
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Gartner does a good job of putting all the New Shiny Things in perspective with their infamous hype curve. Always a bit sobering to those of us who occasionally get swept away with unbridled enthusiasm.
But I'm here to argue that we'll see a lot less attention paid to new shiny things than we've seen in the past.
Why? These new capabilities will simply become integrated features of the IT services we will already be consuming in the cloud.