"As data centers become more software-based, admins should prepare themselves by learning about the cloud, containers, DevOps and artificial intelligence...
In 2019, the data center administrator role will require much more knowledge of the cloud, virtual resources and management software.
IT administrators must prepare to oversee a different data center than they may be used to. Admins should make sure they understand the basics of supporting an environment that combines the cloud, containerization and artificial intelligence..."
"Sometimes buzzwords are good predictors of what organizations see as priorities in a given year. If you surveyed both the revenue-generating and security functions of enterprises in 2019, you would hear two terms often repeated: digital transformation and zero trust.
While the two terms may seem at linguistic odds, the idea that organizations must embrace the digital age to drive growth and operate more efficiently while simultaneously maintaining adequate information security makes sense. It won't be easy, though, as there's a persistent problem that has to be solved before reconciling those two initiatives..."