Mr. Vijender Yadav, CEO, Accops Systems
We stand at an inflexion point for technology adoption at the end of 2018, Accops predicts that the year 2019 will see huge focus on Mobility & Security as the growth in ICT spending continues to be driven by The Big Four: Cloud, Mobility, Big data & Artificial intelligence. This business transformation has given rise to the need of secure data access at any time, from any location and from any device.
Cloud technologies have crossed the chasm, accelerating digital transformation, but heavily regulated industries such as BFSI, Healthcare, Defense and Government have already raised concerns pertaining to privacy & security. 2019 onwards, regulated industries can expect stricter governance policies and compliance. Data protection of cloud applications such as O365, Dynamic CRM, Salesforce etc. hence becomes imperative for enterprises. At the same time, security practices will have to evolve keeping in mind ease of use, seamless access with stronger authentication policies for devices and users.
The Big Four will unleash multiplied innovation with massive data sharing and monetization, and hyper agile application deployment technologies. They will help organizations to create seamless digital work spaces that are dynamic in nature. Business operations have already started seeing benefits with chat-bots being able to solve level 1 technical support queries with help of machine learning. Accops predicts with the help of The Big Four, security teams will be able to automate & self-heal faults and provide both predictive and proactive security that is self-aware. Time-consuming tasks of IT teams such as troubleshooting, or provisioning of applications and infrastructure will be automated leading to reduced IT complexity. Digital transformation will also witness plethora of benefits with other upcoming technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, block chain & IOT driven industry 4.0.
Providing secure access to endpoints and business data distributed across geo diverse locations is a major challenge, while adopting any new technology. Implementation efforts on any of big four technologies will be futile until IT infrastructure is consolidated. Data, which is the key underlying element for implementation of big data or artificial intelligence or mobility, can only be brought under control with help of centralized IT infrastructure.
Mr. Rajesh Thadhani, Sales Director at Crayon Software
According to Mr. Rajesh the trends that will shape up IT Industry are:
Drive business with Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI itself is a vast and deep subject. AI has already paved its way in most of the industries. In the future, AI and big data will offer powerful tools to streamline business processes, get rid of legacy systems, simplify operations and expedite processes. AI will be the key enabler in innovating new products and understand the customers better to deliver the best. The future holds more disruption from AI, not less.
IoT is not a new thing. Soon, there will be thousands of devices connected from one individual, generating enormous amount of data. To leverage value out of that data is through AI tools.
Cloudification of storage
When I say, “storage cloudification”, it typically means that we need to get the right type of storage for the specific job. In 2019, companies will start utilizing storage based on the purpose/requirements. We will witness that IaaS, storage and databases will become intelligent and rule the market.
Storage and the data it houses are the two main components of every business foundation. When we cloudify the storage it gives us the freedom of data – a valuable asset — being available, accurate, reusable and secure.
2018 was a year for enterprise mobility, as organizations continued leveraging new mobile technologies to boost productivity& improve employee experience, reduce costs, and protect data. With 5G implementation round the corner, businesses should start ramping up their systems for this to make the most out of it.
Software as aService (SaaS) a key motion to drive cloud 2020
In the upcoming year, with SaaS, we will witness more and more companies adopting SaaS as it helps in legacy application migration to the cloud. Most of the companies will be turning to cutting-edge SaaS powerful tools. Why not? Their operations will no longer depend on legacy systems as most of the performance apps say 70-80% will be hosted and maneuvered in cloud. It will benefit the companies in terms of financial savings, productivity and of course it’s easy to use.
Mr. Satish Kumar V, CEO at EverestIMS
The year 2019 can foresee huge transformation in IT industry. It is expected to see various organizations define, adapt and transform their offerings from a technology heavy design leading to service offerings with a niche in the market. Similar to how the various verticals adopted & benefitted through Cloud technologies, the focus will now all be on the “tangible services” that are relevant to both individual & corporate consumers at large scale. We can expect to see new service segments being created alongside standardization of existing offerings in a highly competitive environment. The technology companies will continue to flourish based on their roles in the chain of data generation – data aggregation – data communication – data analysis – data presentation – data generation.
AI will be the one prime technology that is bound to evolve a lot in 2019.The special focus will be on the adoption of AI in daily lives on both personal & work front. “Cloud” evolved at making IT consumption (be it individual or corporate) generic enough to scale & manage on the go before settling down to personalization of each consumer space among the service offerings (from IaaS to PaaS to SaaS). Each of the major CSPs is now offering services that can be adopted to specific / custom use-case scenario through flexibility on structuring / design / billing and delivery.
Similarly, AI will be all about personalizing the technology all over again in order to make service consumption seamless to consumers through their daily interactions / activities. Firstly it will be about identifying useful data among the plethora of data being generation from all kinds of sources & platforms. Then it will involve humans again for bringing in that natural factor to define the churning of data to come up with actionable Intel that will finally lead to service delivery with a touch of personalization.
Mr. Ravi Raj, Brand Head Director, Sales & Support at NetRack
The year 2019 will be very experimenting for all the industries. With the intrusion of cutting edge technologies and new initiatives taken up by specific organizations, we can expect an exponential growth among various businesses across the globe.
The epicenter of the IT industry is the innovation of their IT infrastructure, mainly in the data center space. We can’t deny the fact that data center is shifting to support wider platforms in the digital landscape. Considering this, the businesses of organizations seem to rely on the capabilities of the IT ecosystem for supporting the new initiatives. There is a need to fill more computing power into precious data center space. Hence companies need to organize their servers and other necessary IT infrastructure. And the backbone of that organization scheme is the data center cabinet (or rack), which is designed to bring order to a potentially chaotic mass of servers, power distribution units, cables, switches and other gear. Thus, organizations look forward for the solutions with increased intelligence designed to simplify operations, enable remote management and service, and bridge a widening skills gap.
Experts say the global data center rack market is growing at a CAGR of 10.9% from 2014 to 2019 and will worth $2.7 billion by 2019. The emerging markets including China, Singapore, Brazil and India have become attractive market for new and established companies engaged in the development and marketing of the rack for data center rack market. With the continuous developments happening among the organizations globally, one can expect a sizeable business in 2019 from IT, Telecom, BFSI, Healthcare, Retail, Public sectors.
One of the major drivers for end-user adoption is the lower cost associated with rack solutions. The manufacturers are adding new features such as corrosion protection, system expandability, self-cooling, modular DC and thermal management, compatibility and connectivity for making them economically feasible for various verticals. Also, many organizations from SMBs started to implement Modular and Colocation datacenters considering the factors such as more scalability, agility, efficiency offered with disaster recovery. However, growing investments in data centers will offer ample opportunity to the various established and new data center rack vendors in the coming years.
Mr. Gaurav Ahluwalia, Managing Director at R&M India
2019 will be the year of implementation for various industries. Along with continuous acceleration of IT industry, one can expect the structured cabling industry to flourish in the global markets. Structured Cabling is one of booming industries across the world.
The global cabling market is divided into major two segments, namely Electrical and Telecom/Datacom cables which are used for various industries in various applications. In 2019, Telcos will be looking towards fiber connectivity solutions to remodel/renovate their cabling infrastructure and increase their efficiency. Also organizations/companies are revamping their data centers with structured/fibered cabling connectivity to minimize the downtime and yield more benefits. Thus, increasing demand for structured cabling solutions from Data center industry and Telecom industry will be the major market drivers in 2019.
Also, 2019 will witness the organizations adapting technology rich connectivity products to their cabling infrastructure such as Shielded cables, S/FTP products, Cat 8 cabling solutions etc., Speaking over Indian market, 2019 may also play a positive role by introducing more benefitting initiatives for cabling and manufacturing industries, proportionally increasing investment in network and building infrastructure which drives the Indian cables market.
Mr. Prashanth J, CEO at TechnoBind
According to Prashanth, the trends that will shape IT Industry are:
According to recent Gartner report cloud market is projected to reach a staggering $206 billion in 2019, from $175 billion in 2018 and $145 billion in 2017. In a data driven society, Cloud computing has become default platform for fueling DXs and modernizing IT portfolios. Infiltrating the enterprise space, more businesses shutting their traditional data centers and making heavy investments, undoubtedly Cloud is here to stay.
Big data analytics trends are changing over past couple of years, from a departmental approach to business-driven data approach, embracing agile technologies and an increased focus on advanced analytics. As businesses are shifting from being data-generating to data-powered organizations, data and analytics implementation have become the center of gravity for many enterprises to stay ahead in the competition.
Given the advantages of cloud computing, many businesses will likely rush into it and ‘Security’ regularly ranks as the number one concern among cloud adopters. Between GDPR, WannaCry, and a handful of other high-visibility incidents, dollar figures for security breaches have grown to the point that companies cannot stay in business without serious consideration of implementation of better security solutions.
ASUS ROG Announces ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports Tournament
ASUS ROG will host its first ROG Masters Asia Pacific eSports tournament from March to April 2021. Due to COVID-19 pandemic affecting travel around the region, the tournament will be conducted entirely online, with quarterfinal to final matches livestreamed.
The ROG Masters tournament will feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) as the official game title will provide opportunity to teams with enthusiastic players to pitch their skills against each other, as well as the best professional teams from their market and in the region.
The tournament will see various teams from 15 markets across the region vying for the chance to be crowned as the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific Edition CS:GO Champion.
The tournament will be played in three stages played over the course of 2 months:
- Country qualifiers
- Country finals
- Asia Pacific finals
Country qualifiers matches for India will start in the second week of April 2021; 8th April and the finals to be held on the 10th April. The India finals to find the top three teams to represent the country will be livestreamed live on 10th April.
Professional teams from across the region will be automatically placed into seeded positions in the country finals. This gives a greater chance for non-professional, enthusiast teams from India to get through the qualifiers and meet the pro teams in the country finals.
Country Champions will then go on to experience battling winning teams from other APAC markets in the finals that will be livestreamed during 22nd to 25th April 2021.
3 qualifying teams from India finals will stand to win US$800 for first place, US$400 for second place, US$200 for third place. They will then go on to the Asia Pacific finals with the chance to win the following prizes for the championship:
|ROG Masters APAC Championship||APAC Finals (USD/ team)|
Registration and Official Tournament Website
Registration for the first ROG Masters Asia Pacific tournament opens on February 8, 2021 at the tournament’s official website.
Registration closes on February 28, 2021 Further details, match schedules, pro team information as well as rules and regulations can also be found on the tournament website.
Garena Launches Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars
Garena has announced the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Free Fire’s first-ever esports tournament for the South Asia region. Taking place on 6 February, the tournament will feature some of the gaming community’s favourite Free Fire streamers and personalities from India, Pakistan, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
The Free Fire community has continued to expand in South Asia and across the world, with the mobile battle royale game the most downloaded mobile game globally in 2020, according to App Annie. Through the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars, Garena will look to continue its efforts to excite and delight its fast-growing South Asian community with exciting Free Fire content, and to support and develop the incredible online community in the region.
The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature a total of 12 teams. Each team will be led by one of the top 3 streamers from each of the 4 participating nations – chosen by public voting – in this epic clash to determine the best in the region.
The 12 teams will compete in the Battle Royale Squad mode for a slice of the 1 million diamond prize pool. The ultimate winner of this star-studded tournament will receive 500,000 in-game diamonds; the first and and second runners-up will be awarded 300,000 and 200,000 diamonds respectively.
The Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars will feature some of the most popular streamers and personalities from across South Asia.
The team captains for each nation are:
- Total Gaming (19.4 Million YT Subs)
- Desi Gamers (7.8 Million YT Subs)
- Two-Side Gamers (6.85 Million YT Subs)
- Gaming with Nayeem (1.6 Million YT Subs)
- Illusionist YT (479K YT Subs)
- Gaming With Zihad (698K YT Subs)
- Sooneeta (3.26 Million YT Subs)
- Bshow Mgr (399K YT Subs)
- Tonde Gamer (2.37 Million YT Subs)
- RKG ARMY (1.77 Million YT Subs)
- Unusual Gamer (81K YT Subs)
- The Skinzo FF (75.5K YT Subs)
Fans can witness all the high-octane action by tuning in to the live broadcasts of the Free Fire South Asia Showdown: Battle of the Stars. These will be hosted on Free Fire Esports India YouTube and Facebook, Free Fire Bangladesh Official YouTube and Facebook, as well as on BOOYAH!.
To cater to the diverse South Asian community, the matches will be streamed with live commentary in 5 languages – Bengali, English, Hindi, Nepali and Urdu.
Top Gaming Accessories for Ultimate Gaming Experience
Witnessing the consumer behaviour being impacted drastically last year, the year 2021 has welcomed an immense lifestyle change for gamers. Gaming has been one of the sectors that witnessed a spike like never before. From casual gamers to professional gamers, the segment realised immense growth in a matter of a few months. A lot of people opted for gaming for the first time with more time in hand, while amateur gamers worked on their skills to shift to pro-level. Owing to ‘isolate and chill’ mode to beat the anxiety and paranoia, a lot of people moved to ‘Play@Home’ and for many, it was rekindling their old gaming habits with the bountiful time in their grasp.
While gaming serves as a boosting engagement, it is important to have the kit and accessories to ensure the seamless and immersive experience of gaming. Especially for those who have just adopted gaming as a new hobby and do not want to invest steeply in buying the expensive accessories, we bring a perfect start-up kit to you that is sure to pave your path to the next level
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Logitech G213: Sitting at your gaming desk in front of your gaming monitor might be the way for most PC gamers, but unless you’ve got a killer set-up with a solid keyboard, it may still not satiate your gaming soul. With a RGB color spectrum illumination lets you easily personalize up to 5 lighting zones from over 16.8 million colors to match your style and gaming gear, the Logitech G213 ensures you have a great customisable gaming experience. The G213 comes with a performance that is up to 4x faster than standard keyboards and features keys that are specially tuned to deliver a superior tactile experience. The dedicated media control allows you to quickly play, pause, skip and adjust the volume of music right from the keyboard. the brilliant color spectrum. The G213 also offers 12 function keys with custom commands and more with free Logitech gaming software. This keyboard is available at Amazon.in at an offer price of INR 4995
Logitech G102 LIGHTSYNC: It is of paramount importance to have an exact grip and size while using a gaming mice. With LIGHTSYNC RGB lighting across, Logitech G102 is designed to work seamlessly in any system to enhance your gaming experience. The classic six-button design provides both comfort and confidence that can be customised across 16.8 million colours so you can explore, cast spells, and play just like you want. With 8,000 DPI sensor – The gaming-grade sensor responds precisely to your movements. But if you’re looking to fine-tune controls, free-to-download customization software is easy to use and set up with Logitech G HUB software. it is a complete customization suite that allows you to personalize lighting, sensitivity, and button commands on your G102 mouse. It is available in Amazon.in at an offer price of INR 1985.
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