Huzefa Motiwala, Senior Director, Systems Engineering, APAC- Commvault.
“With 5G networks soon becoming a reality, it will enable data-intensive processes, bringing in speed with higher capacity of connected devices and low latency. With the increased applications run on over 5 billion mobile devices and a billion sensors on IoT devices – there will be an exponential rise of data that needs to be managed and analyzed through sophisticated tools. Smart city applications and revolutionary applications such as augmented reality, virtual reality, and self-driving cars will ride on 5G infrastructure,” says Huzefa Motiwala, Senior Director, Systems Engineering, APAC- Commvault.
Huzefa Motiwala, Senior Director, Systems Engineering, APAC- Commvault observes that data security and Governance are two key trends that will impact businesses as well as consumers in 2020. “As consumers become more active in ensuring their data privacy, like sharing lesser information or unsubscribing from digital platforms, robust data protection capabilities will become critical in winning consumer trust. With the draft data bill in place, companies will face pressure to ensure the entire data lifecycle is safe and as per the evolving regulations. Therefore, adopting just one IT service across different geographies will no longer suffice in the time to come.”
Says Huzefa Motiwala, “We expect edge computing to enable enterprises to reduce latency, drive faster data access and resolve regulatory issues like sovereignty besides cost savings from reduced data transport. It is estimated that billions of IoT devices owned by enterprises and governments will utilize edge computing for data collection and processing going forward. This will also result in creating new jobs in the market, primarily for engineers.”