As we reflect on the past year and set our sights on 2024, it’s evident that the technology landscape is evolving at an unprecedented pace. As another year comes to an end, now is as good a time as any to examine the trends and milestones that have not only defined our journey at Trusted Tech Team throughout 2023 but also played pivotal roles for many others. First, we will shift our focus to the future and explore some anticipations for the year ahead.
Predictions for 2024
As we look ahead to 2024, several trends will shape the technology landscape.
1. AI Takes Center Stage: Microsoft’s Copilot Transformation
One undeniable trend is the ever-increasing role of artificial intelligence (AI). Microsoft’s Copilot is poised to make a substantial impact on businesses, especially in the Fortune 500. As success stories accumulate, Microsoft will likely broaden access to Copilot, potentially influencing organizations worldwide.
GitHub, a prominent software development platform, has integrated Copilot into its workflows to enhance code quality and productivity, demonstrating how businesses are adopting AI-driven tools to streamline operations and foster innovation.
2. The Ongoing Emphasis on Security: Cybersecurity at Barracuda
Security will continue to be a critical concern for organizations as cybersecurity threats evolve and grow in sophistication. Robust security solutions will be imperative, coupled with redundancy measures to prevent single points of failure. Security initiatives will extend throughout every level of an organization, from the C-suite to individual endpoints, as companies strive to uphold best practices and safeguard against potentially catastrophic security breaches.
Barracuda, a Trusted Tech Team partner and a worldwide leader in Email Protection, Application Protection, Network Security, and Data Protection Solutions, continuously enhances their security solutions to combat evolving threats, demonstrating how companies prioritize and develop their security measures to stay ahead of cyberattacks.
3. Outsourcing Professional Services: IBM’s IT Services Outsourcing
In 2024, outsourcing professional services, particularly in IT, will gain prominence. Medium to large enterprises, and even some massive corporations, will find outsourcing a practical solution for major IT infrastructure projects. The extended training required for in-house personnel can be time-consuming and costly. Partnering with experts allows for greater agility and cost-efficiency. This trend aligns with the growing emphasis on security solutions, where specialized skills are paramount.
One example is IBM’s separation of its Managed Infrastructure Services business into Kyndryl, which illustrates the value of outsourcing. By doing so, IBM aimed to better serve clients’ evolving needs, exemplifying how even tech giants recognize the benefits of outsourcing specialized services.
A Year of Milestones and Growth
In 2023, Trusted Tech Team achieved a significant milestone by obtaining all six Solutions Partner designations from Microsoft. While we don’t have an exact count of how many partners achieved this feat, it’s clear that this accomplishment places us among a select group. What does this achievement signify? It’s a testament to our expertise in addressing the complex challenges of Microsoft’s ever-expanding Cloud ecosystem.
Over the past year, our relentless commitment to customer satisfaction has driven us to expand our services significantly. This expansion includes significant growth in our professional services and security solution offerings as we respond to our customers’ needs for assistance beyond achieving cost savings and optimizing support for Microsoft 365 and Azure. Establishing a dedicated professional services department has proven to be a transformative success, evidenced by the high demand and positive feedback we’ve received.
Additionally, a noteworthy milestone from this year includes the Trusted Tech Team’s successful expansion into the UK, marking a significant stride in our global presence. We were also honored to receive the Shopify award for processing over 100,000 orders through our e-commerce store, underscoring our commitment to excellence and our customers’ trust in us. These achievements collectively showcase our dedication to innovation and growth.
Navigating the Future
As reported in Lifewire, 2023 stands out as one of tech’s most innovative years in over a decade, thanks partly to ChatGPT and AI dominating the landscape. The momentum of ChatGPT reflects the broader narrative of Large Language Models (LLMs). Advancements like Google’s Gemini LLM, Meta’s Llama 2, and Amazon’s Olympus underscore the depth of innovation in generative AI throughout 2023.
Staying ahead in AI, security, and professional services will be pivotal for businesses seeking expansion, especially in times of economic uncertainty. The developments in AI, exemplified by ChatGPT and other LLMs, emphasize the transformative potential of technology in shaping the tech landscape. 2023 marked milestones and growth at the Trusted Tech Team. It also reinforced the importance of continuous innovation in these critical areas to navigate the evolving challenges and opportunities in the tech industry.
The call to action is clear: prioritize AI, invest in robust security, and consider outsourcing to bridge skill gaps. By doing so, businesses can navigate the ever-changing tech landscape and achieve sustainable expansion. Excitement grows to explore these trends further and share insights as the journey of 2024 unfolds.
Trusted Tech Team is a leading Microsoft Cloud Solutions Provider (CSP) specializing in Microsoft Cloud services, Microsoft perpetual licensing, and Professional and Security Services for medium and enterprise-sized businesses. They’re recognized for the absolute lowest prices in the market, effective licensing optimizations, and tackling the most complex M365 and Azure challenges. Their robust team of in-house, U.S-based Microsoft architects and engineers are certified in all 6/6 Microsoft Solutions Partner Designations in the Microsoft Cloud Partner Program. Prioritizing a people-centric mission, Trusted Tech Team has transformed the software licensing experience, giving IT professionals complete confidence in the success of their business.