Gartner, Inc. today highlighted the top strategic technology trends that organizations need to explore in 2020. Analysts presented their findings during Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo, which is taking place here through Thursday. Gartner defines a strategic technology trend as one with substantial disruptive potential that is beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use, or which is rapidly growing with a high degree of volatility reaching tipping points over the next five years. "People-centric smart spaces are the structure used to organize and evaluate the primary impact of the Gartner top strategic technology trends for 2020," said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow. "Putting people at the center of your technology strategy highlights one of the most important aspects of technology -- how it impacts customers, employees, business partners, society or other key constituencies. Arguably all actions of the organization can be attributed to how it impacts these individuals and groups either directly or indirectly. This is a people-centric approach."
Imagine that a person's brain could be scanned in great detail and recreated in a computer simulation. The person's mind and memories, emotions and personality would be duplicated. In effect, a new and equally valid version of that person would now exist, in a potentially immortal, digital form. This futuristic possibility is called mind uploading. The science of the brain and of consciousness increasingly suggests that mind uploading is possible – there are no laws of physics to prevent it.
The new-age technologies are changing the overall scenario of the business world and defining the true essence of'Innovation'. These technologies are changing the workspace functionalities and client engagements alongside rolling out a vast array of opportunities for the youngsters of today and tomorrow. From banking to healthcare, these technology advancements are taking the center stage and helping every sector to withstand the changing times. The way of doing business is changing and so is the career space. It is an era where tech-trends are redefining entrepreneurship to its best.
This 2019 Radiation activist are warning that the New 5G networks are a'massive health experiment' and a'Global catastrophe' waiting to happen. The New 5G Network in the foreground of controversy, promises lightning-fast speeds and the ability to power new technologies like self-driving cars and advanced augmented and virtual reality experiences. But an undercurrent to all of the things we can do with 5G is concern about what 5G can do to us. There are concerns that the very high-frequency spectrum known as millimeter wavelengths used in early deployments to make 5G a reality could pose adverse health effects for the public. A leading activist on the issue of electromagnetic radiation and its negative impacts on public health has described the rollout of 5G as a "massive health experiment" which could "become a global catastrophe."
It's quite a direct statement to make, but at the end of the day, that's what it really comes down to. If your site content or service isn't catering to exactly what your audience is looking for, then they will leave within a few seconds and likely never come back. Unfortunately, this is something that happens millions of times per day across millions of sites on the internet. Too much emphasis is being placed on creating content and not enough on personalizing content. With user engagement, interests and browsing habits being collected and tracked more than ever before… websites and blogs of all sizes should be using this data to improve user experience through site content, navigation, calls-to-action, and user intent.
Just as how software development continues to evolve for the good with new technologies that enter the market, all attributes of product and engineering need to evolve too – whether it to be design, architecture, marketing and communications, product management, quality, operations and support etc. In the recent times, Artificial Intelligence is one such powerful technology that has been giving a huge facelift to several disciplines including quality. Let's take a closer look on its influence specific to quality and software testing. A few years back we had done a webinar for EuroStar on Augmented Reality, covering both how to test for AR applications and also leverage AR to get smarter with the overall testing process. This was very well received and the same message continues with every new technology that comes in – explore how to test applications developed with them while also looking at how to leverage them to make internal processes more effective.
The term "Industry 4.0" refers to the transformation of the manufacturing sector by digital technologies, such as the internet of things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, robotics, 3-D printing, visualization, virtual/augmented reality and analytics. Automated management of assembly lines, inventories and even downtime for preventive maintenance has improved flexibility, throughput and productivity. The use of robotics in complex processes has helped enhance reliability and quality while reducing occupational risks. This transformation has thus far largely been limited to shop floors. Yet, there are three pillars that support the business of manufacturing companies: sales, production and service.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has not been getting preference for the consumer market since it directly does not touch personal lives. Virtual reality (VR) on other hand is getting mass attention. But one can expect AI to come out to the mainstream as many companies are leveraging their version of artificial intelligence (AI) soon. Many people are already using AI routinely. Crystal, an AI application attempts to teach users about crafting emails based on recipient's likes and dislikes.
A KPMG report has said that 5G technology has the potential to add 0.35-0.5 per cent to India's gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025. The report further said that India Inc has the potential to unlock $48.69 billion (Rs 3,408 billion) in four years through the deployment of 5G. The government has set a target of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2024-25. In 2018-19, the Indian economy stood at $2.72 trillion. "We estimate that the 5G contribution to annual GDP will likely be in the range of 0.35-0.5 per cent by 2025. The absolute value unlocked is expected to be highest in the retail sector, followed by finance and then the technology sector," said the report released at the India Mobile Congress 2019.
Written by Dr. Kirk Borne In the world of digital transformation, there is no lack of "hot topics" to discuss. Emerging technologies are truly emerging everywhere. What is most exciting -- and what demonstrates their greatest promise -- is that these new technologies are converging. Among the hottest technologies that have been (or soon will be) converging are Big Data, Machine Learning (ML), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), drones, Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), immersive mixed reality environments, digital twins, Blockchain, and (soon) 5G (fifth-generation cellular wireless technology). We will focus here on only a few of those.