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Looking forward to 2019
Computer Business Review wishes all of our loyal readers a wonderful Christmas.
We will be back, bringing you the news, interviews and insight that count in 2019.
It has been a intriguing year, punctuated by myriad large-scaledata breaches, tough new regulations likeGDPRandNIS, andmajor acquisitions.
The technology we cover is evolving at a breath-taking pace and the capabilities it brings enterprises is ever more crucial to commercial success.
What is around the corner in 2019?
We see it as a year in which AI and machine learning will be trulydemocratised; Open Source’smidlife crisis will reach a zenith; lessons about Critical National Infrastructure security may be learned the hard way; and one of industry consolidation insemiconductors,DevOps andinformation security (expect some big deals).
We also see it as a year in which the power of technology to drivesocial andenvironmental as well as commercial transformation becomes more of a talking point: expect to read more about big data analytics in public policy making, a powerful environmental Internet-of-Things as sensors get ever cheaper and smaller and some breakthroughs in drug development, powered by Artificial Intelligence.
Looking back, we have enjoyed some fantastic interviews and events: our engagements with theCEOs of Mitel andDatabricks,Founder of Mulesoft, andAWS’s blockbusterRe:Invent all stand out. Thank you to all our industry readers for your interest and invitations; keep them coming!
We’vebroken scores of stories, kept you abreast ofmajor UK tenders and covered everything from autonomous troop carriers to emergingcoding languages;subterranean sensors tocloud migrations and UK intelligence’s new foundlove of transparency. Expect more robust reporting in 2019.
The broader macroeconomic and geopolitical backdrop shows every sign of being volatile in 2019.Enterprises wanting to sustain a competitive edge in a challenging climate will increasingly be looking to automate, streamline and personalise products.
Team Computer Business Review will keep you top of all the tools and techniques you need to stand out. We’ll be bringing you investigations, more interviews with industry leaders, including the B2B tech world’s emerging rock star C-suite; insight and analysis from peers; fast-paced reporting on industry earnings and much more.
Meanwhile, the mulled wine is brewing…
Wishing you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Ed Targett (Editor).