It's been a year of change in the enterprise software market. SaaS providers are fighting to compete with one another, machine learning is becoming a reality for businesses at a larger scale, and containers are growing in popularity.
Here are some of the top trends from 2016 that we'll likely still be talking about next year.
Everybody's a frenemy
As more companies adopt software-as-a-service products like Office 365, Slack and Box, there is increasing pressure for companies that compete with each another to collaborate. After all, nobody wants to be stuck using a service that doesn't work with the other critical systems they have.