Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017 - Smarter With Gartner

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AI and machine learning have reached a critical tipping point and will increasingly augment and extend virtually every technology enabled service, thing or application. Creating intelligent systems that learn, adapt and potentially act autonomously rather than simply execute predefined instructions is primary battleground for technology vendors through at least 2020. AI and machine learning (ML), which include technologies such as deep learning, neural networks and natural-language processing, can also encompass more advanced systems that understand, learn, predict, adapt and potentially operate autonomously. Systems can learn and change future behavior, leading to the creation of more intelligent devices and programs. The combination of extensive parallel processing power, advanced algorithms and massive data sets to feed the algorithms has unleashed this new era.


Gartner's Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017 - Smarter With Gartner

#artificialintelligence

AI and machine learning have reached a critical tipping point and will increasingly augment and extend virtually every technology enabled service, thing or application. Creating intelligent systems that learn, adapt and potentially act autonomously rather than simply execute predefined instructions is primary battleground for technology vendors through at least 2020. AI and machine learning (ML), which include technologies such as deep learning, neural networks and natural-language processing, can also encompass more advanced systems that understand, learn, predict, adapt and potentially operate autonomously. Systems can learn and change future behavior, leading to the creation of more intelligent devices and programs. The combination of extensive parallel processing power, advanced algorithms and massive data sets to feed the algorithms has unleashed this new era.


AI, Intelligent Apps and Intelligent Things Top Gartner's 10 Trends to Watch

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AI imbued throughout the enterprise is the major technology trend for 2017, according industry watcher Gartner Group. The company announced its prognostications today at the annual Gartner Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando. "Gartner's top 10 strategic technology trends for 2017 set the stage for the Intelligent Digital Mesh," said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow. "The first three embrace'Intelligence Everywhere,' how data science technologies and approaches are evolving to include advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence allowing the creation of intelligent physical and software-based systems that are programmed to learn and adapt. The next three trends focus on the digital world and how the physical and digital worlds are becoming more intertwined.


Gartner expects Australia to spend AU 85b on IT in 2017

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Total information technology spending in Australia is forecast to increase by 2.8 percent year-on-year to reach almost AU 85 billion in 2017, with Gartner expecting organisations in the Asia-Pacific region to shift their investment focus towards software. Gartner has attributed the projected increase in spending to the realisation that an organisation needs a digital platform strategy, with Peter Sondergaard, senior vice president and global head of Research at Gartner, saying the battle for ownership of digital platforms has begun. "The good news is that there's incredible opportunities for those companies that innovate, lead, and ultimately succeed in the creation of new digital platforms that meet their customer's needs better than their competitors," Sondergaard said. "The bad news for those hearing about this seismic shift for the first time is, basically, you're already a long way behind." In 2017, Gartner expects APAC organisations to spend just shy of 752 billion on information technology, a 4.3 percent increase year-on-year.


6 Technology trends for 2018: Innovation focused on your digital journey

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In 2018, we'll see an aggressive move to common IT platforms so companies can respond to market changes faster, be more productive and make better-informed decisions. These common platforms are rich in analytics, follow the information flow of the business and are simple enough that users can constantly change the business without writing (much) code. Moreover, they bring an operational and evergreen scale to traditionally bespoke enterprise IT. These common platforms -- from Amazon, Microsoft, Google and others -- provide very suitable if not substantially improved replacements for what used to be custom builds. "This is about the technology you need, not the technology you make," emphasizes Dan Hushon, CTO of DXC Technology.