Looking beyond the year from Dell...to a bright future in 2021 with NetApp
Never has making new year's predictions felt more daunting or better yet, more filled with irony. Luckily, the bar is low with the abysmal success rate of 2020 forecasts. This year was full of turmoil and uncertainty juxtaposed with opportunities to pause, reflect, and transform.
The concept of work life balance was shaken up in a snow globe that has yet to settle and sort itself out. Collectively we were forced to take stock and concentrate on what matters most. Business is about people working together to create products and services that solve problems for other people. It’s sometimes easy to forget this, especially in the high-tech world of IOPS, latency, NVMe and CI/CD. Organizations that were able to focus, pivot, and rise to meet new challenges continue to thrive.
Amidst the chaos, consistent themes have emerged that apply across all aspects of our lives. Rather than participate in a futile exercise of predicting the hottest tech trends in 2021, lets apply the big life lessons learned in 2020 to some of the most important data management challenges businesses are sure to face in 2021.
Beth is the Market Strategist for DevOps. With over 15 years of experience in a variety of dynamic industries including media, technology, and private equity; the through line has been a passion for delivering innovative technology solutions that transform the customer experience. Beth is a data driven, strategic thinker who excels at breaking a big vision down into an actionable plan. At NetApp, Beth enjoys helping customers understand how their IT strategy is critical to achieving business outcomes. Outside of work she can be found on the ski slopes or a yoga mat.