Annus Horribilis 2020, Annus Mirabilis 2021?

At this time of the year, it is custom to make a foreseeing about what will happen next year usually within a specific area – as for example data management.

After 2020 one should think that making any qualified guess about next year should be regarded within a huge amount of uncertainty.

Well, let us have a go anyway.

The horrible year of the outbreak of the pandemic has also affected the data management scene. One often mentioned theme is the accelerated digitalization, which all the bad things about the pandemic aside, seen in isolation (so to speak), is a positive development.

Digitalization also push globalization. Now you do not have to work with data management partners who is within a 5 miles reach – 5,000 kilometres will be the same.

In fact, the outlook for the data management industry is not bad at all. Digital transformation initiatives will require investments in data management consultancy, data management services and data management technology. The competition will intensify with many partners available at a global range. This will be an opportunity for smaller consultancies with broad visions, nimble service providers with scalable offerings and forward-looking tool vendors with doable solutions.

The chances for gaining market shares in a developing market are good for those of you who sell data management stuff.

The chances for getting the best help are good for those of you who buy data management stuff.

A Merry Christmas to you who celebrate this and a Happy Calendar New Year to all of you.    

4 thoughts on “Annus Horribilis 2020, Annus Mirabilis 2021?

  1. Alberto Saavedra 21st December 2020 / 15:38

    Happy 2021! It has to be a better year.

    • Henrik Gabs Liliendahl 22nd December 2020 / 07:59

      Indeed. Al, it has to and I believe it will be.

  2. Gordon Hamilton 21st December 2020 / 16:56

    Happy 2021 – thanks for keeping your eye on the MDM world for us. I expect everybody is happy to leave behind the year that forever changes our perspective on the saying “2020 hindsight”.

    • Henrik Gabs Liliendahl 22nd December 2020 / 08:03

      For sure, Gordon, 2020 looked very different in hindsight opposed to any forseenig.

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