It’s no secret that technology trends are taking over the way the world does business. Whether you’re new to the IT industry or if you’ve just been working with the same products and solutions for a long time, there’s never a “wrong” time to take a look at those trends and make updates as needed.
As an IT professional, part of your job is staying up-to-date with the latest advancements in technology. Whether you work for a specific company or you’re a freelance IT tech, understanding the latest solutions can help you to stand out among your competition.
So, let’s look at a few of the trends that can transform the way you work as technology continues to move forward.
Automation and AI – Taking Care of Business
Sure, there are plenty of blockbuster movies about robots taking over the world, but as an IT professional, you know the importance of AI when it comes to the future of technology. If you haven’t taken advantage of AI yet, it’s important to familiarize yourself with how it can be an asset to your business, especially in the customer service arena. Chatbots have become increasingly popular on websites, used to answer questions that might take away someone else’s time.
Automation software can also help to lighten your load, or the burden of some of the people you work for. With different options on the market, automation software can do everything from accounting to marketing. It’s come a long way since basic data entry (though it’s still great for that, too). By adding automation software and/or AI services to your work, you can free up some extra time for yourself and completely transform the way you get through your daily tasks.
The Docker and VMware Connection
Because so many IT professionals are VMware enthusiasts, it can be hard to consider other platforms or tools to make your job easier.
But, if you haven’t jumped on board with Docker yet, it could be time to give it a try.
Docker has skyrocketed in popularity over the last several years because it offers something that no other tool has been successfully able to do; deliver software in isolated packages that can communicate with one another. Over 3.5 million applications have been placed in containers with Docker, and it shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
So, why use Docker on VMware? Doesn’t VMware already provide isolated virtual machines? Yes, but the difference with Docker is that you can run multiple applications on those isolated machines, and they can communicate with one another through the proper channels. Isolated machines and isolated channels can clear up the confusion and clutter of development, putting everything in its place until it’s ready to be deployed and making the pieces of the puzzle easier to find whenever you need them.
With VMware, you can install a virtual operating system within an existing one so both can be used at the same time. With the addition of Docker, you can package up different applications on the virtual systems with everything they need in “containers.” It’s important not to think of Docker as a replacement to VMware, but as an innovative addition.
Of course, these are just a couple of ideas to help you transform your digital practices, but if you’ve been looking for a place to make changes, they’re easy to work with and can help you to stay relevant.