As the year 2018 is nearing towards the end, technology experts, IT professionals, CIOs, and technicians from some of the best IT consulting companies have been eyeing on the Gartner Symposium to determine the technology trends that would create a rage in the IT landscape next year. This time, they have identified strategic technological innovations that have the potential to transform business processes and our lives altogether. Here are some of the technologies discussed:
Artificial Intelligence has been the talk of the town for so long now. Gartner has observed that with the advancement of the technology, there would be a shift from single point intelligent things to a network of smart things. With the help of AI, it consulting companies would be able to develop autonomous objects like drones, machines, robots and automatic automobiles that will gain intelligence. This would enable them to interact with their external environments.
One of the most significant usages of Artificial Intelligence is its ability to augment human potentials. Augmented analytics is the use of machine learning to reinvent how information is collected, processed and analyzed today. With augmented analytics, businesses will have the power to make informed decisions and direct the actions of all their employees towards growth.
As AI is becoming increasingly easy-to-use, most organizations leverage the power of AI-driven technologies. The increased popularity of AI technology has raised the need for easy to use tool that can be used by all employees and not just data analysts.
With the explosion of the Internet of Things or IoT, digital twins or digital representations is becoming a trend. Besides this, DTOs of digital twins of the organization would be implemented by the companies. These are software model that churns in operational data to determine how a business operates and responses to change.
With the help of edge computing, businesses are able to process big data, deliver and collect content and keep reports close to the business. Although IoT currently drives edge computing, in the near future its capacities will get enhanced with the technologies like AI chips, advanced processing, and 5G.
There is no denying the fact that the technological advancement is increasingly blurring the line that separates the physical world and virtual world. This has given birth to the immersive experience. Be it chatbot technology or augmented reality, virtual world or mixed reality, these have changed how people perceive the virtual world. The shift in perception and model of interaction between machines and humans would lead to immersive experience.
Blockchain has the potential to reshape companies and businesses by providing them transparency, reducing friction and decentralizing trust. Though blockchain is at a nascent phase, many CIOs have started exploring its potential.
As defined by Gartner, smart space is the digital environment where technologies and humans can interact with each other. The trend is prevalent through the concept of smart homes, smart cities, and digital workplaces.