Trends come and go
Remember planking? No? Thought not. Whilst some trends come and go, others are here to stay. Distinguishing between the long and short-term trends is a key part of identifying the driving forces for Network Architecture 2020.
Let's start with those from outside the industry. These are typically more important than those from inside the industry, as they show a change in user needs, expectations or perceptions.
Why Two types?
Although cultural trends are highly important, we can't discount industry trends unless they run completely counter to a stronger cultural trend. These show us what people in the know think about the future of the industry, and it's wise to listen carefully.
Although there are other trends constantly emerging, these are enough to get us started. Next, let's take a look at the tribulations.