The only thing constant in the IT industry is that technology trends are never static and are always changing. Spotting the next key trend is vitally important for businesses and individuals in order to maximise their revenue or career opportunities. Things that have been gaining underground traction are either ready to emerge in the mainstream or become essential for IT professionals to know. Leading market research firm Gartner and other think tanks have been releasing their predictions for the upcoming 12 months. Here is our summation of what we think could be the key 2017 technology trends to look out for.
When it comes to revolutionary technology, the blockchain and cognitive computing are two at the top of the list in 2018. With these technologies finally being put to use in practical applications, we're learning more and more about what they can do on their own--and together. Let's take a look at how some industries can take advantage of this powerful combination. Before we can discuss what these two technologies can accomplish together, it's important to understand them separately. Cognitive computing is essentially using advanced artificial intelligence systems to create a "thinking" computer.
The range of cloud solutions and delivery models is getting bigger and bigger. This fact makes cloud services more adaptable in different areas of activity. Hybrid cloud solutions will be winning popularity among companies. However, they will also present a challenge for some companies. The majority of IT service providers think that hybrid cloud solutions help to speed up service delivery.
"Once a new technology rolls over you, if you're not part of the steamroller, you're part of the road." Some technologies fizz out over a period of time while some stay on the sidelines and then gain traction after startups, SMEs, and other MNCs fund it or integrate it in their operations. Regardless of changing trends, technology is inevitable. As time passes by, technology gets more and more advanced and pervades every facet of our lives from the way we live to the way we work. Driverless electric cars, AR and VR technology, and robot surgeons are some talk of the town technologies that have created a revolution that will grow for as long as humans continue to advance in their capabilities.
Innovation is advancing quicker than ever. Organizations and people that don't stay aware of some of the significant-tech patterns take the risk of being abandoned. Understanding the key patterns will enable individuals and organizations to plan and embrace opportunities. Gartner recently has disclosed top technology trends for 2020. Considering Gartner's predictions and other predictions, let's review technology trends for 2020.