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Four Trends IT Pros Need to Watch in 2019

Prediction pieces are often the bane of the new year, with pundit predictions flying at you from all directions. Many of those predictions turn out to be from marketing shills producing typically self-serving, even lurid suggestions of a dire technology future with only their company’s products standing between us and certain dystopian doom. Others are from analysts and tend to be just vague enough to force you to engage their organization to get any information that’s really useful. Sometimes it’s a combination of both.

I’m avoiding those kinds of predictions here for a couple of reasons. First, I don’t work in marketing, so I’ve got nothing to shill. Second, analysts seem to predict using last year’s developments as a foundation and then extrapolating from that what might happen next year. That’s probably safe, but I think it lacks imagination.

So my predictions are going to come

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