Oracle Shares Predictions for 2022

As the year comes to a close, Oracle shared its views on the trends and challenges that will shape 2022.

According to Wendy Tullo, product marketing, and Douglas Tait, director, product marketing, Oracle Communications, forward-thinking enterprises will need to prioritize a number of approaches to be successful. Security strategies that leverage AI and machine learning, greater use of cloud services, and new ways of dealing with complexity are some of the areas of focus they see ahead. 

  • Security
    • AI and machine learning will be utilized more by enterprises for a complete view of a network to prevent fraud and investigate security breaches.
    • High-level breaches (ransomware and extortions) affecting large companies normally resulting in huge losses and brand tarnish will be detected earlier due to real time analytics.
    • More security breaches will be detected from the cloud.
  • SD-WAN
    • SD-WAN will be embedded in cloud-based solutions to ensure high network quality, reliability, and security.
    • Digital transformation is driving a proliferation of IoT devices, however, mission-critical IoT will adopt SD-WAN to ensure secure and reliable connections.
  • MSPs
    • Because of the radical change in corporate work patterns during COVID-19, organizations experienced a dramatic rise in security breaches.  As the work environment expands to anywhere, security concerns are top-of-mind for businesses globally. MSP customers will rely more heavily on them to provide security measures and educate their employees on how to recognize security risks to attract more customers. 
    • According to a Datto Global State of the MSP Report, 93% of MSPs expect their clients to have at least half of their workloads in the cloud in the next 3 years. Cloud is a top opportunity driver for MSPs. COVID-19 was a catalyst for enhanced UCaaS, CCaaS, and CPaaS services with the hybrid work force demanding richer multimedia. In addition, we will see SMBs shift from on-prem equipment to subscribing to an MSP’s cloud offering due to feature-rich offerings at a lower price point.
    • Tracking increasingly complex and distributed assets will be a key MSP challenge in the near-future (amplified by diversity of products, customer data, multiple silos, hybrid environments).