The Acceleration Economy Analyst Network reacts to Analyst Predictions for 2022. In a roundtable discussion, Aaron Back is joined by analysts Kieron Allen, Frank Ohlhorst, Chris Hughes, and Wayne Sadin to talk through co-innovation and partner ecosystems predictions.
03:20 – The analysts discuss the perspectives of Janet Schijns mentioned in the latest edition of the Acceleration Economy Journal. She shares predictions involving partner ecosystems. As noted by Bob Evans, companies are adopting co-innovation strategies. So, what’s on the horizon for co-innovation and partner ecosystems?
04:41 – Within industry clouds, partner ecosystems are going to emerge from the old model to more modern models that enable industry-specific optimization.
06:13 – The concept of multi-cloud is becoming more prevalent among organizations providing CSP platforms. Additionally, organizations are developing native services.
06:44 – The Work From Anywhere culture is a key component in moving partner ecosystems forward. For example, remote work can give smaller organizations and startups more opportunities to join larger organizations. Also, the smaller organizations will be able to offer industry-specific expertise that wouldn’t have otherwise been recognized with the Work From Anywhere culture.
07:54 – There’s always the possibility of fallout, as organizations strive towards industry clouds. It’s dependent on how SaaS providers collaborate and transition their solutions from horizontal offerings to specialized vertical offerings.
08:17 – The rise of multi-cloud may highlight cyber issues, such as compliance and security. Furthermore, the vast majority of cloud data breaches and leaks are due to customer misconfiguration. Multi-cloud and SaaS integrations open more doors to vulnerabilities if cybersecurity isn’t prioritized.
09:09 – With the adoption of citizen developers and Work From Anywhere, the attack surface is going to grow.
09:31 – Ultimately, partners will bring industry-specific expertise to many organizations, enabling them to provide industry-specific solutions to their customers.