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This research includes findings from: * 10 emerging trends * Two months research time * 13,600 words count *

Business users are constantly finding new ways to utilise modern technologies. In this regularly updated report, we examine how these developments are finding a home in the enterprise: from blockchain and RPA to hyperconvergence and edge-network computing.

Table of contents

Bare Metal Cloud

  • Background
  • What is bare metal cloud?
  • What’s driving the interest in bare metal cloud?
    • High-performance computing and data-intensive workloads
    • Moving on-premise applications out of the data centre
    • Machine learning and big data analytics
    • Containers are virtualisation enough
  • Use cases
  • Ready for the enterprise?
  • Vendors and projects
    • Cloud providers
    • Projects

Blockchain and decentralised peer-to-peer networks

  • Background
  • Public and private blockchains
  • Smart contracts
  • Sharding
  • Other decentralised networks
    • Directed acyclic graphs
  • Governance

Edge Computing / IoT

  • Background
  • Challenges
    • Data collection
    • Data complexity
    • Security
  • Principal vendors

Enterprise Open Source

  • Background
    • Open is on the up
  • Drivers
    • Two classes
  • Open source foundations
    • Apache Software Foundation
    • The Linux Foundation
    • Free Software Foundation
    • Eclipse Foundation
    • Mozilla Foundation
    • OpenStack Foundation
  • Open Source Licenses

Hyperconvergence

  • Background
  • Containers vs hypervisors
  • Use cases
  • Benefits
    • Lower costs
    • Greater agility and scalability
    • Improved performance
    • Increased data security
    • Automation
  • Challenges
  • Principal vendors

Graph databases

  • A diverse family
  • Is that a graph problem?
  • Property graphs vs RDF
  • Conclusion

Multicloud / Hybrid Cloud

  • Background
  • Use cases
  • Challenges
    • Management complexity
    • Compliance
    • App and data sprawl
    • Security
    • Cost
  • Principal vendors

Post-quantum encryption and quantum key distribution

  • Introduction
  • Post-quantum cryptography
  • Crypto-agility
  • Quantum key distribution
  • Quantum random number generation

Robot Process Automation (RPA)

  • Background
  • Case Study: Caerphilly Council
  • Centre of Excellence
  • Potential to slow development
  • Increasing intelligence
  • Thoughtonomy acquisition

Serverless Cloud, Containers and Kubernetes

  • Serverless cloud
  • Containers and Kubernetes

Virtual/Augmented Reality

  • Background
    • Hardware
  • Industries
  • Challenges
    • Cost
    • Presence
    • Usability
    • Motion sickness
    • Design
  • Principal vendors

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