Strategy to achieve technological independence
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To achieve technological independence, it is necessary to start with the formation of a national market for alternative processor architectures. Today, alternative processor architectures are developing rapidly around the world, designed to replace the more common x86 processors (Intel, AMD). All the macro regions of the world are developing their own processors: while the United States of America continues to develop and promote the x86 architecture, countries in Europe, India and China are developing their own processors on alternative architectures.
In short, the hegemony of x86 processors is over. And the processes that we are seeing now in the IT industry are simply an acceleration of global trends. On the horizon of 2025, the computer industry would in any case be faced with the fact that the monopoly of the x86 processor architecture would no longer exist on the market.
To achieve technological independence, it is necessary to start with the formation of a national market for alternative processor architectures.
Today, application software developers and IT infrastructure owners should consider a strategy to migrate from one x86 architecture to any other. This is an important issue in the development of the technological independence of the industry.
The transfer of application software will obviously have to start with a migration to the open operating system ecosystem. Support for alternative processor architectures from the Microsoft ecosystem will be selective, to put it mildly, and we can only talk about support for x86 and ARM architectures here.
Form new development teams and secure early customers so your business processes won’t be affected. The result of the efforts will be true business independence from hardware platform providers.
If companies want to plan their business development for the future, then they need to think now about how to start ensuring this same technological independence today. Until application software vendors start to really proactively switch to alternative processor architectures, massive demand will not emerge.
But if no progress is made in this direction, at some point there will be a response from the market in terms of hardware. As a result, when the customer evaluates the life cycle cost of the entire solution, the winners will be exactly those products that will have access to alternative architectures and where they will be able to “play” with the cost part.
In the end, the winner will be the final integrator or solution provider that is the first to be ready to offer a truly independent solution from hardware or software platform vendors.
But this need must be formed by the market participants themselves: vendors and developers of both hardware and software. Until we start to proactively move in this direction and start managing the market for the possibility of its strategic development, it is impossible to talk about the technological independence of the IT industry.