It used to annoy me but now I think it’s funny. Every December my inbox gets stuffed with emails from PR firms that push predictions their clients make, hoping for a mention in a publication. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve read “Cloud security will continue to be on the CIO’s list of priorities in the upcoming year.” You really went out on a limb for that one, Captain Obvious. Many of the 2022 cloud predictions are equally inane.
Here in the real world, generalized predictions are rarely helpful. The valuable predictions focus on some detailed aspect of cloud computing. As enterprises implement specific technology such as ops, development, governance, security, etc., those who implement these technologies need to know about potential as well as certain upcoming changes. That’s why I like to focus my predictions on cloud computing in the narrow versus cloud computing in the wide.