Hard to find a single area of the technology scene No Integrating artificial intelligence (AI) into products and services. As we move into a world where distributed computing is the norm for business operations, artificial intelligence is a requirement due to the increasing level of complexity in computing environments. While there are many different ways in which AI is penetrating computing, I think there are a few specific areas where we will see a tremendous amount of growth in terms of innovation and investment.
AIOps will be at the forefront of monitoring and managing distributed computing environments.
2022 will be a busy year for vendors of AIOps and product offerings. Anticipate that in 2022, you’ll see a huge number of large enterprise software companies bring AIOps to market – either as part of distributed computing management suites or as individual tools. In addition, there will be a wave of well-funded startups entering the space. One of the first areas in which AI models are being produced is the field of AIOps. AIOps provide the ability to apply machine learning and automation models based on data about patterns and anomalies within IT operations. AIOps is a monitoring capability application that helps companies monitor and manage their IT environment based on collecting and managing data about predictable and correct operating patterns. It also identifies when an action is out of the norm, and either provides automatic correction or provides IT operations management with the ability to correct errors before they affect business operations.
Expect a year of integrating advanced analytics, security, and cloud solutions.
We’ve already seen the 2022 tournament kick off with a wave of acquisitions. While we haven’t seen huge purchases, we have seen small acquisitions by big sellers who need more to sell their existing customer base. One exception is Alteryx, which bought original cloud analytics vendor Trifacta for $400 million in cash. In turn, IBM recently bought Envizi, an Australian data analytics company focused on ESG analytics. This is only the beginning. We expect there will be a wave of acquisitions in the hot monitoring market (solutions focus on analyzing how well the internal states of a system can be inferred from knowing its external outputs).
As security continues to grow in importance, major emerging security vendors will also be hot commodities in the acquisition space. For example, Microsoft . acquired RiskIQ, a security software vendor focused on employment Gather threat intelligence on a wide range of cyberattacks across multiple public and private clouds. We also anticipate that many large cloud vendors will move aggressively to purchase business cloud solutions.
It’s easy to get caught up in the wave of ads and takeovers that come at us fast and furious. However, the reality is that companies need to know that whatever new shiny things are introduced, these solutions must be able to solve real customer problems affecting revenue and growth. It may seem obvious, but I think sellers need to pay more attention to customer pain.