Why You Should NOT Open an Amazon Store

People Say They’re ‘Crushing It’ with an Amazon Store in 2020, but I DON’T Recommend It.

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  • Sourcing products…
  • Wholesaling from China…
  • Trying to rank on the first page…

Competing against companies 8X your size with products twice as good!

This path isn’t beginner friendly – by far. So when I learned that instead of competing I could PARTNER with Amazon for free – that totally blew my mind.

Yes, you read that right.

Turns out, Amazon, and so many companies like them, have a much more simple model where they’re willing to partner with people who love and recommend their products.  Now, if this sounds like a “Brand New Business Idea” I promise you, that’s not the case.  It’s actually how the majority of stuff is sold on the internet these days.

  • Amazon
  • Ebay
  • American Express

These enormous companies all use Partners like you and me to get their message out there.  Like I said, being a partner in the sales process is a lot easier than sourcing products from China and trying to rank them on Amazon.

Here’s how it works:

Step 1: Find something you love or are passionate about.
(Dog Training Courses, Digital Marketing Software, Funny T-Shirts, Leadership Books, etc.)

Step 2: Find an audience that would love to buy them.
(Some use Paid Ads but I prefer more efficient methods)

Step 3: Set up an AUTOMATED system that promotes these offers on autopilot.
(And collect commissions on every sale or signup)

…and that’s about it.

Now, even though my mentor has been using this strategy for the past fifteen years (see video below) that doesn’t mean it’s stayed exactly the same.  You gotta keep up with the times.

So my mentor and I put together a Free training that walks through everything I know about getting started the right way. ⁣And included a video training to help fill in the blanks.

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Ada Ventures closes first fund at $50M, investing in diverse founders tacking society’s problems

A year ago this week Ada Ventures — a U.K./Europe-focused VC with an “impact twist” aiming to invest in diverse founders tackling societal problems — launched onstage at TechCrunch Disrupt. (You can watch the video of that launch below.)

Today Ada announces that it has closed its first fund at $50 million. Cornerstone LPs in the fund include Big Society Capital, an entity owned by the U.K. government, as well as the British Business Bank.

Check Warner, a co-founding partner, said the raise was oversubscribed: “We weren’t even sure we’d be able to raise $30 million. And then to actually get to £38 million then $50 million, which was over our initial hard cap of 35 is, is really, really big.” All of the fund was raised on video calls during the 2020 pandemic.

Geared as a “first-cheque” seed fund, Ada is trying to tackle that thorny problem that to a large extent the VC industry itself created: the “mirroring” that goes on when white male investors invest in other white men, thus ignoring huge swathes of society. Instead, it’s aiming to invest in the best talent in the U.K. and Europe, regardless of race, gender or background, with the specific aim of “creating the most diverse pipeline, and portfolio, on the continent”, while tackling issues including mental health, obesity, workers rights and affordable childcare.

Ada Ventures launches with a $34M fund aimed at super-charging diverse global founders

It appears to be well on its way. In 2020, Ada invested in eight seed-stage companies tackling the above issues. Four of the eight companies have female CEOs. This brings the total portfolio size to 17, including the “pre-fund” portfolio.

In terms of portfolio progress: Huboo Technologies raised a £14 million Series A, which was led by Stride VC and Hearst Ventures; Bubble delivered tens of thousands of hours of free childcare to NHS staff; and Organise grew their members from 70,000 to more than 900,000, and campaigned for the government to provide support for the self-employed during COVID-19.

On Ada Lovelace Day this October, Ada launched its own Angel program, enabling five new Angel investors to write their first cheques. This is not dissimilar to similar Angel programs run by other VCs. It also has a network of 58 “Ada Scouts” resulting in around 20% of deal flow, with two investments now made across the portfolio that were scout-sourced.

This is no ordinary scout network, however. Ada’s Scout community includes the leaders of Hustle Crew, a for-profit working to make the tech industry more inclusive, and Muslamic Makers, a community of Muslims in tech.

In 2021, Ada says it will continue to grow its network of Ada Scouts across the U.K., with a focus on the LGBTQ+ community, disabled entrepreneurs and regions outside of London.

And the Scout network is not just “for show”, as Warner told me: “We have spoken to the Iranian Women’s Association and Islamic makers and all these groups that are underrepresented within tech and VC. And they bring us companies. And if we end up investing in these companies, we pay them both an upfront cash fee and also a carried interest share. So there are quite a few things that make it distinct from other scout programs. Many other scout programs just take existing investors like existing angels, and give them more capital and double up their investments. We’re actually enabling a whole new group of people who wouldn’t otherwise be able to get access to VC. We involve them in our due diligence process, we get their insight into markets that we wouldn’t necessarily understand, like the Shariya finance market, for example. So there are quite a few things that we’re doing differently. And we now have 58 of these scouts, who drive between 10 and 20% of our deal flow on any given month.”

Warner continued: “When we launched we couldn’t have predicted the seismic changes and tragedy brought on by COVID-19, or the social dislocation precipitated by the killing of George Floyd. These events have provided the backdrop of the first year of deployment from Ada Ventures Fund I. In light of these events, the Ada Ventures strategy feels more poignant — and urgent — than it has perhaps ever been.”

In an exclusive interview with TechCrunch, Warner and co-founder Matt Penneycard admitted the fund is not labeled as an “Impact fund” but that it shares a similar orientation.

Penneycard said: “The difference, the difference is often in the eye of the beholder. In that, it’s the way the investor wants to bucket it. Some investors might see us as an impact fund if they want to, and that’s fine. Other investors see the massive financial arbitrage that you get with a fund like ours, just because you’re looking in very different places to other funds. So, you’ve got more coming in the top of the funnel, if you’ve got a decent process, you should get a better outcome. And so with some of our investors, that’s kind of one of the primary reasons they’re investing, they think we’re going to generate superior returns to other funds, because of where were are looking. It isn’t pure impact. It’s a real fund, it just happens to have the byproduct of quite deep, meaningful social impact.”

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How Smart Data Hubs power digital transformations

Digital transformation is now vital to business survival, and an increasingly key element of digital transformation is real-time data. Digital integration hubs (DIHs), which are a type of Smart Data Hub, are increasingly being used as high-performance data access layers that provide real-time access to data from across the enterprise to power real-time business processes. For example, financial services firms are using DIHs to enable multiple line-of-business systems to simultaneously access siloed data from throughout the enterprise to drive upsell and cross-sell opportunities across all their customer touchpoints.

What is a digital integration hub?
A DIH, or Smart Data Hub, aggregates a subset of data from multiple on-premises and cloud-based systems into an in-memory cache. This high-performance data access layer can be simultaneously accessed by multiple business applications at in-memory speeds. The source data systems can include on-premises or cloud-based data warehouses and data lakes, operational datastores – including those residing on mainframes – SaaS applications, and streaming data sources. The aggregated data can then be accessed in real-time by any number of business applications using a variety of APIs such as SQL, from backend operational systems to frontend customer management applications.  A synchronization layer, or change data capture layer, ensures that the data in the in-memory cache is constantly updated as changes are made to the underlying datastores.

The most popular and cost-effective solution for building a real-time Smart Data Hub, or DIH, is with an in-memory data grid (IMDG). Powered by an in-memory computing platform, the IMDG is deployed on a cluster of commodity servers that pools the available CPUs and RAM and then distributes data and compute across the cluster. The IMDG cluster can be deployed on-premises, in a public or private cloud, or in a hybrid environment. 

The IMDG aggregates data in memory, and the in-memory computing platform uses massively parallel processing (MPP) across the distributed cluster. The combination of in-memory data caching and MPP provides real-time performance, which is up to 1,000x faster than a solution built on disk-based data storage.

The IMDG typically supports a range of APIs, including key-value and SQL support. ACID transaction support may also be available to ensure no loss of data when transactions are processed on the in-memory data. The distributed computing architecture of the IMC platform also makes it easy to increase the compute power and RAM of the cluster by adding new nodes. The platform automatically detects additional nodes and redistributes data to ensure optimal use of the cluster CPU and RAM.

With the relevant data cached in the DIH and compute distributed across the in-memory computing cluster, business applications, including everything from consumer-facing websites to back-office systems to mobile applications, can access real-time, 360-degree customer views that would be impossible to achieve without the DIH.

Digital integration hubs in action
A couple of use cases make it easy to see the power of a DIH. Most financial institutions offer several services, from core banking to credit cards to mortgages to wealth management.  However, the data for each of these services is typically stored in multiple, siloed systems, including operational datastores, data lakes, data warehouses and SaaS applications. This has made it extremely difficult and often cost-prohibitive for firms to create a real-time 360-degree view of a customer.  

A DIH, or Smart Data Hub, solves this problem. The DIH can span all the source systems, aggregating each customer’s current and historical information to create a single, comprehensive view of the customer. This view can then be used to present upsell and cross-sell opportunities across the firm’s entire product line and present these opportunities to the customer via any touchpoint: mobile app, website, bank teller, ATM, etc.

Retailers can also benefit from a DIH. A retailer that wants to hone its online recommendation engine to instantly deliver the most relevant recommendations needs access to data from multiple sources, including the customer’s account information, current reward program offerings that might apply to the customer, the customer’s past purchases (and potentially returns), the past behavior of similar customers, current product inventories, pricing and shipping information, etc.

Again, the DIH can span all these data sources and create real-time views to provide customers with the most relevant recommendations. At the same time, the retailer could also use the DIH to empower in-store personnel with an app that provides customer account data, existing stock quantities and location, stock delivery schedules for out-of-stock items, and recommendations for alternative products – all to ensure a more personalized and satisfying in-store customer experience.

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ProfitSuite Review, Demo & OTO’s – Unlimited Cloud Hosting, Webinars, Autoresponder, Funnel Building & Graphic Design for ALL Your Sites at a Low, One Time Price!

ProfitSuite Review – So What Is ProfitSuite All About?

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ProfitSuite is a new Suite Of Apps that gives you Unlimited Hosting, Cloud Storage, Autoresponder, Graphics Design, Funnel Builder And Even Livestream Webinars, all for a Record Low, One-Time Fee.

Here’s what you get:

  • Fully-Fledged, Online Business Solution
  • Comes With 6 Ground-Breaking Cloud Apps
  • 1-Click Instant Online Business
  • The Last Purchase You Ever Need to Make
  • Create Unlimited Video Conferences, Designs, Shareable Links, Websites and Much More
  • Most Marketers Only Feed You A Piece of the Puzzle…We Give You Everything & Then Some
  • Have FULL HD Meetings & Webinars with ProfitSuite Webinars
  • Create Professional Designs & Sales Pages With ProfitSuite Design & ProfitSuite Funnels
  • Get A FAST, Reliable File Storage Solution with ProfitSuite Storage
  • Host Your Websites & Pages With ProfitSuite Host
  • No More Autoresponder Monthly Payments With ProfitSuite Contact
  • Use The Built-In Tools On Your Own Sites/Pages To Skyrocket Traffic/Sales
  • One-Time Payment Only…NO Monthly Fees
  • Fully Cloud-Based With Nothing To Install
  • Perfect For Affiliates, eCom Sellers, Offline…Everyone!

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ProfitSuite Review – Prices & Up-Sells

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ProfitSuite Review – Front-end: ProfitSuite ($17)

  • ProfitSuite Host lets you host unlimited sites safely on our cloud servers!
  • ProfitSuite Storage lets you back-up, upload & share unlimited files!
  • ProfitSuite Webinars lets you run online meetings, video conferences or webinars!
  • ProfitSuite Contact is your very own unlimited autoresponder that lets you send emails to subscribers! Related: Check Out The Secret Email System
  • ProfitSuite Funnels comes with a drag & drop page builder for stunning sites and funnels!
  • ProfitSuite Design lets you create gorgeous graphics from scratch or built-in templates!

ProfitSuite ReviewOTO 1: PRO (Unlimited) Edition – $27
The first feature that ProfitSuite PRO brings is that you’re no longer limited in your marketing.

You see – the regular version has some limitations due to the fact we are hosting & storing everything for you but in ProfitSuite PRO, those are all GONE:

  • Host & Create Unlimited Sites
  • Upload & Store Unlimited Files
  • Run unlimited webinars with unlimited attendees
  • Create unlimited funnels for unlimited sites & products
  • Create & share unlimited graphics
  • Upload unlimited leads and send unlimited emails

You’re getting commercial license across our entire ProfitSuite collection of apps. This means you’re able to host sites for clients, design graphics, create funnels, run webinars and even offer cloud storage solutions and all for a hefty fee, while ProfitSuite automates the work for you.

And with the developer rights you get built into ProfitSuite PRO, you can even sell these on places like Fiverr.

We give you an auto-backup function across all our apps, which means you can now back up your sites, regular files, funnels or design projects automatically, so if you accidentally delete any file, or your sites get hacked, you have a full 30 days to restore it with one click. You will never lose a site or file again!

ProfitSuite PRO is mobile-friendly across all our apps which lets you create, access or edit your sites, funnels, files, webinars, emails and even graphics from the palm of your hand, or even while on the go!

ProfitSuite ReviewOTO 2: Enterprise Edition – $37
Your Very Own Built-In Video Player- $997 Value!

Upload & publish videos straight from ProfitSuite so you can look professional (and prevent Youtube from stealing your traffic!)

Private Autoresponder With Built-In SMTP – $997 Value!
That’s right – you’ll be able to mail straight through your own ProfitSuite SMTP, with no need to pay anything to Aweber or connect any external hard to use system like Mailgun or Sendgrid!

Deluxe Monetisation Features – $697 Value!
Encrypt files with a password, set expiration dates and host your very own store within ProfitSuite!

Automated 24/7 Free Traffic – $997 Value!
That’s right – from automated social media sharing to a lead generation module, Enterprise has everything you need on complete 100% autopilot!

Premium Collaboration Features & Outsourcer’s License – $497 Value!
You now have the ability to collaborate on the apps with your assistants, team or other ProfitSuite users!

In-Depth Analytics – $297 Value!
ProfitSuite Enterprise gives you all the data you need to skyrocket your business in style!

Full 1-On-1 Personal Support – $297 Value!
Reach out DIRECTLY to either the actual product creator of ProfitSuite for any tech questions or to the actual marketer behind ProfitSuite for any marketing assistance!

ProfitSuite ReviewOTO 3: DFY Edition – $29
ProfitSuite DFY automates start-to-finish getting you big-ticket commissions and sales like never before – to the tune of $238 for every visitor you get!

It includes commercial rights to our top selling software tools that you can sell as your own and keep 100% of the profits!

Comes with done-for-you affiliate reviews that you can just copy/paste on any site you own, include your affiliate links and start seeing sales hit your account!

We handle marketing, sales, support, updates, etc. – you keep 100% of the profits!

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OTOs and Upgrades are built-in, so a simple $16 software sale can turn into a $200+ fat commission – all from one single visitor!

ProfitSuite ReviewOTO 4: Reseller Edition – $97
On this ProfitSuite Review page only, you can get an AGENCY license to Profit Enigma. Which means you will keep 100% of what customers pay you!

NOT JUST THAT – You can use all our marketing pages, our amazing high converting videos and our sales copy to make all your sales!

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ProfitSuite ReviewOTO 5: IMX Bundle – $67
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They also then get full training PLUS case studies that will give them the know-how to become IM success stories.

Includes software bundle of our best selling apps to use in their business

ProfitSuite Review – Here Are Some Key Benefits You May Be Interested In Getting:

ProfitSuite Gives You A Virtually Done-For-You Business.

  • ProfitSuite Contains All-In-One Panels Loaded With Tools To Make Money Online
  • ProfitSuite WILL Change The Way You View Online Products and Bundles From The Ground Up
  • Cutting-Edge Tech Which Provides The HIGHEST Level of Security & Privacy
  • One-Time Payment Only – ZERO Monthly Fees
  • Stop Stressing About Paying Monthly Fees…That Worry is Now Gone
  • ProfitSuite Has Been Fully Tested By Us Personally And Is Proven To Be The BEST Online Business Solution
  • ProfitSuite Will Give YOUR Customers The Best Online Experience Possible
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Skyflow raises $17.5M more to help companies protect your personal data

Startups that raised earlier in 2020 are finding success again before the year closes.

Today it’s Skyflow, a startup that TechCrunch covered in May when it announced a $7.5 million round. The company disclosed a new investment worth $17.5 million on Tuesday. The new round, a Series A, was led by Canvas Ventures. Foundation Capital, which led the company’s earlier Seed round, also took part in the deal.

Skyflow’s business offers customers the ability to store sensitive data in a zero-trust repository, or vault, that is accessible via an API. The company uses so-called polymorphic encryption to keep customer data secure, and to allow for granular access to data — more here, if you’re up for a white paper on the subject.

At the time of the company’s earlier Seed round, TechCrunch wrote that if its tech works as described, “Skyflow could help a host of companies that either can’t afford, or simply can’t be bothered, to properly protect your data that they have collected.”

It appears that the tech works, as the startup has landed a number of customers in the intervening months. After Skyflow’s product launched in July it secured its first customer in under two weeks, a seven-figure contract, according to co-founder and CEO Anshu Sharma. By the woefully out-of-date rule of thumb that a software startup is ready to raise a Series A once it reaches $1 million in annual recurring revenue (ARR), Skyflow graduated to the next level of startup maturity rapidly. Although that initial contract may have had a longer time-horizon than a single year.

Why does TechCrunch cover so many early-stage funding rounds?

Given that its initial annual contract value (ACV) was attractive, and the company sports eight-figures worth of pipeline today according to its CEO, it’s not a surprise that Skyflow was able to raise more capital.

Canvas Ventures got interested even before that deal landed, pinging the startup about an investment after it announced its Seed round. Paul Hsiao, a general partner at Canvas, reached out and asked the company if it was looking to raise a Series A in June. The company balked at talking on more capital, asking Hsiao for some time to consider despite the offer coming with an attractive valuation (nine-figures, per Sharma).

After closing more customers, the company still had plenty of cash in the bank, but started talking to investors about taking on more capital anyway (always raise when you don’t need to is old venture advice for a reason). Some large funds wanted ownership stakes in the startup that failed to delight its founding team, the CEO said. In the end, the first investor to conviction won out, and Skyflow closed the deal with Canvas.

What’s ahead for Skyflow

The startup is honing its go-to-market motion. Sharma told TechCrunch that Skyflow has built out variations of its product to target market segments like finance, healthcare, and identity, areas that are rife with regulation and sensitive data. For Skyflow, the inherent radioactivity of those datasets is what is was built to manage, so it’s not afraid to wade in.

Skyflow is staffing up as well, especially to handle larger customers that require a sales force. A release from the company that TechCrunch viewed before publication added that Skyflow intends to hire more engineers, and continue its work more on offering vertical-specific product variants.

Sample product view, via the company.

The startup also made a few key hires in recent months, including Paul Kopackim the former CMO of Heroku who joined recently, and Karthik Rajan, a former Salesforce engineering VP.

With good initial traction and more capital, Skyflow is in a good spot. Now it simply needs to keep the growth coming, and all the data it is securing safe. We’ll bother the company for new growth metrics when it’s been selling for a full year.

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Around the industry… predictions for 2021

Nichole Kelly, VP of growth, Windward Consulting Group
IT leaders must focus on developing soft skills like compassion, empathy and emotional intelligence when managing teams in a remote infrastructure. Employees are dealing with a vast array of challenges related to the pandemic that require more flexibility and understanding from their leaders. Special considerations should be made not only for parents, but also for caretakers of vulnerable populations and those who have multiple family members working from home in small spaces. 

Franz Aman, CMO, relational database company MariaDB
 Three hundred and sixty. That’s the number of database systems out in the wild. And while choice is good and finding the right tool for the job is smart, it also adds major complexity. As companies move to modernize in the cloud, they will seek simplification, which will lead to massive consolidation in the database market. Database vendors that offer multi-functional capabilities will win, rather than a multitude of niche databases that need to be stitched together and require different ways of accessing data.

David Karandish, CEO, helpdesk solution provider Capacity
2021 will be the death of the point solution. Organizations are exhausted at the prospect of working with yet another vendor to solve yet another business problem with existing tech stacks. Instead, organizations will look to vendors that take a holistic approach to their problem sets.

Tim Armandpour, SVP of engineering, PagerDuty
AI isn’t taking over — it’s getting a new job description: copilot. CIOs looking to AI to run their organizations on autopilot (hoping to improve their bottom line) are doomed to fail. Rather than taking over control, AI is going to take care of day-to-day repetitive tasks and keep the system running so developers can focus on more creative, intangible processes.

Jeff Whalen, VP of product, fuzz testing provider ForAllSecure
Rust will continue to mature and will become a preferred language for new projects. Developers have found that it offers performance without compromising safety. Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Cloudflare, and many others are transitioning projects to Rust, or selecting Rust as the language of choice for new projects. 

Federico Larsen, co-founder and CTO, Copado, a Value Stream platform for Salesforce
Next year’s continuation of a remote work world will encourage businesses to continue improving their ability to coordinate as digital teams. Value stream mapping will be a major focus for software developers and DevOps teams since it provides a way for teams to align around customer value and identify optimizations. Value stream maps will be the anchor for IT teams to not only quantify their performance and visualize the process in real-time, but also allow them to stay competitive. Goals are constantly changing and value stream maps give teams the opportunity to quickly iterate on processes to keep up with the pace of our new normal.

Anupam Singh, chief customer officer, Cloudera 
The public cloud is still Post-It notes and passwords, with no clear-cut answer on who is responsible for cloud security privileges. I predict that next year we’ll see security and governance take center stage. Everyone thinks of the cloud as a cost-effective and efficient solution, but the key that they’re missing is the governance model. 

Monte Zweben, CEO and co-founder, Splice Machine
Feature Stores will be the #1 product used to operationalize Machine Learning in 2021. Ninety percent of the work done by data scientists is boring, monotonous, and repetitive. Feature stores allow data scientists to more efficiently convert raw data into features, by providing a methodology that can be shared within a company.  

Lelah Manz, SVP, GM of web performance, Akamai
Builder culture will continue to drive innovation. As forward-leaning organizations embrace their roles as creators of digital experiences for their end users, the ability for developers to independently innovate becomes tantamount to their competitive differentiation and ultimately their success. 

Michael Beckley, CTO and co-founder, Appian 
BPM is Back (Again).: The death and rebirth of BPM has occurred countless times over the past two decades. COVID-19 proved that fast and powerful process automation is crucial to keep people and enterprise data connected — no matter the circumstances.

Brendan O’Leary, senior developer evangelist, GitLab
CI/CD will be vital for developer recruitment and retention. As more organizations move to working remotely indefinitely and as more initiatives are moved virtually, the demand for developer services will continue to grow. It is key for organizations to adopt continuous integration and delivery models in order to recruit and retain top developer talent. 

Sendur Sellakumar, SVP of cloud, Splunk
Successful organizations will blur (or erase) the line between ITOps and DevOps. People say the DevOps movement is a transformation and a journey; I actually don’t think it’s a journey. Instead, I think it’s a different way of adopting, and it increases the heterogeneity of the operating model for our companies. In other words, for most organizations, DevOps has to coexist with traditional IT operations.

Hans Eckman, principal research director, Info-Tech Research Group
DevOps will follow the path of ‘BADgile,’ becoming Dev-‘Oops.’ Many teams are mistakenly ‘Doing Agile’ rather than ‘Being Agile,’ and have ended up with what I like to call BADgile. The same affliction also impacts teams moving to DevOps, their over-focus on automation tools resulting in missed requirements and defects being pushed into production.  

Reza Shafii, vice president of products, Kong
As we transition to an infrastructure-as-code and infrastructure-as-declarative-configuration, the benefits of the proven Git workflow will combine with CI/CD automation benefits. This will drive mainstream acceptance of what is called GitOps. Vendors and technologies that can support this workflow will thrive, those who don’t will lose more relevance. 

Antony Edwards, COO, Eggplant
2021 will see a shift from the speed of delivery of software and applications to focusing on the quality of the digital experience. Continuous delivery will no longer be an acceptable excuse for low quality. The approach of ‘just release it, and if there are problems, we’ll fix it in the next release’ will be retired. Users will no longer tolerate this, which will tip the balance towards quality rather than speed of delivery.

Clara Angotti, president of migration automation provider Next Pathway
We predict that cloud services will grow at a rate of 40% as companies will drive to re-platform in order to be more nimble, cost-effective and customer-driven. The movement to the cloud will be seen as a ‘must-have’ for every company. The growth of cloud offerings will make it easier and cheaper for all companies, large and small, to take advantage of the cloud. Companies will evolve from a “cloud-first” strategy to a “cloud-only” strategy, ensuring that operational efficiencies are realized along with better access to information and more meaningful insights to key data.

Alyssa Miller, cybersecurity advocate, Snyk
DevSecOps culture will grow. Developer workloads are exploding, with responsibility for software development, infrastructure, micro services and security. Not only is this unsustainable but it puts applications at risk of being vulnerable, having a poor interface and a delayed roll out. To overcome this, developers need to join forces with security and operations team. Next year, there will be a surge in DevSecOps which will see people, process and culture come together to create stronger, more secure applications while limiting the stress, workload and pressure put on developers.

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