Ransomwares to Blockchain, 2017 has been a digital transformation were so
disruptive that organizations had several mild heart attacks throughout the
year. If there was one thing had learned from 2017, it would be taking
initiative and driving technology to wield business opportunity rather than
catching up to it.
enterprise software development landscape is changing fast. New technologies,
management models and practices are proliferating rapidly. In fact, there is
more change in the technology in last decade, than there ever was. These trends
are likely to have a huge impact on how businesses interact with customers, as
well as how employees work. Now let’s list those disruptive technologies which
would likely to be the main trend of 2018.
1. Artificial Intelligence, Robotics,
Intelligent Apps & Analytics
According to Gartner this Digital
Mesh would be the primary focus of 2018.
AI will seep through every vertical of technology to create more
dynamic, flexible and autonomous systems which can learn and evolve.
The output of such technology would be used
in real world blending virtual and real worlds into creative, digital and
Robotics will be deployed to
automate processes and intelligent apps would connect people, devices, content
and services to deliver enhance digital outcomes. Here is a pitfall with regards to implementing
Instead of focusing on dramatic AI experience from that of science movies,
Organizations should focus on Narrow AI. Narrow AI, consisting of highly scoped
machine-learning solutions that target a specific task (such as understanding
language or driving a vehicle in a controlled environment) with algorithms
chosen that are optimized for that task, is where the action is today.
Analytics is another area of
interest that would not only help in making right decisions for people but also
for machines. Analytics will scoop up the vast amount of data available today
to make sense of what is most important, its trends and deviations. This
insight will be crucial element of input for algorithms such as RPA.
The previous predicament that if you
don’t have a presence and service offer in Digital you don’t exist is not
entirely true with respect to 2018.
Digital Twin as Gartner named it would be a Digital representation of
real world entity system.
Based on IoT
concept, the real-world entity will have a linked virtual entity which would
take to their counterparts, respond to changes and improve operation by adding
Despite the promise of hybrid cloud,
we expect that many organisations will still go into 2018 trying to work out
how to get real value from hybrid. According to Gartner, Augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed
reality are changing the way that people perceive and interact with the digital
world. Combined with conversational platforms, a fundamental shift in the user
experience to an invisible and immersive experience will emerge. Application
vendors, system software vendors and development platform vendors will all
compete to deliver this model.
3. Block Chain and Security
Over the next year, there will be
change when it comes to security, with threat detection capabilities embedded
into platforms, supporting everything a business does from manufacturing to
sales. The threat of cybersecurity disruption is greater than ever, and
so we expect that in 2018 organisations will start doubling down on defence.
There is a need for end-to-end
managed security infrastructure for the network, the developer and applications
and this will be another primary focus of 2018.
Blockchain is a shared, distributed, decentralized and
tokenized ledger that removes business friction by being independent of
individual applications or participants. The technology holds the promise to
change industries, and although the conversation often surrounds financial
opportunities, blockchain has many potential applications in government,
healthcare, content distribution, supply chain and more. However, Organization
must take extreme caution must be taken when identifying the opportunities that
can be used with blockchain.
These three trends set to be the
major focus of 2018. It’s imperative to prepare for 2018 in technology frontier
so organizations can have a competitive edge in offering solutions and products
to the customers. If you like to know
more on how your business can benefit from any of these trends please contactus here. Thanks for stopping by and Have a fantastic day!
Business Analyst - Snr Software Consultant.