SpiceWorld 2018: 2019 State of Future Workplace Tech

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Spiceworks, a large community of IT Pros, can be viewed from many directions. In addition to being a community, it behaves as a media integration company with vendor support and its also known for it’s solid research and reporting. I had my annual visit with Peter Tsai (@supertsai), senior technology analyst at Spiceworks where he released the 2019 State of Future Workplace Tech.



You can watch my interview HERE. With all due respect, I push Tsai just a bit that his research this year as a bit “enterprisy” for the beloved SMB Nation audience. But hang in there as you can impute some overall technology trends down to SMB such as adaption rates. 

Let’s do some nuts and bolts for a sec. The 2019 State of Future Workplace Tech report exams the emerging technology trends organizations are adopting across North America and Europe. The report shows adoption rates of emerging technology in large enterprises are up to 10 times higher than in small businesses. In fact, by 2020, 86 percent of companies with more than 5,000 employees plan to adopt IoT solutions, 65 percent plan to deploy edge computing technology, 64 percent expect to use artificial intelligence, and 56 percent expect to utilize blockchain-enabled technology. Since larger organizations are more likely to increase IT budgets in 2019, the findings indicate they’re able to simultaneously upgrade outdated infrastructure, implement the latest security solutions, and invest in innovation.

You can download the 2019 State of Future Workplace Tech report HERE

You can review my 2018 interview with Peter Tsai HERE where he had a larger MSP conversation in his report. 


Spiceworks also had these additional announcements.
Spiceworks Platform Utilizes Artificial Intelligence to Fuel Dedicated IT Marketplace HERE

Spiceworks Adds Free Network Inventory Application to its Suite of Integrated Cloud-based Solutions HERE