For companies looking for orientation in a confusing digitized world, the American market research institute Gartner holds now provides the appropriate list. At the IT symposium last week in Orlando Gartner presented the Top 10 of the most important strategic technology trends. The emphasis is on strategic, because Gartner claims that these trends have the potential to affect a company and its long-term plans considerably.
“These ten strategic technology trends will shape the opportunities for digital business models by 2020 “says David Cearley, the vice president of Gartner. In the trends it related to the networking of the virtual and the physical world. “Algorithms are shaping the future of the business.” In addition, intelligent machines and a new IT reality would of increasingly greater importance
Here they are, the top ten technology trends for 2016:.
network of apps and devices
The number of apps, the equipment and people who use them, continues to grow. Also the interaction between people, the social networks, companies and public authorities is becoming increasingly important. This includes the so-called Internet of Things, in the sensors react intelligently to their environment.
So far, these applications and devices have worked rather isolated from each other. That will change, say the Gartner analysts who increasingly expect models for broader and overarching connections.
Boundless user experience
The network of devices and applications is the user experience continues to expand. This means that virtual reality will not tear down, regardless of where you are or what devices you’re on the go.
The development of mobile apps is still important, but it will be even more important that those on various devices and, for example, in the car or even on the factory floor can be used.
Major 3D printing
The 3D Printing is developing rapidly and with it the increasing possibilities of different materials that are suitable for printing. Today there are as print materials nickel compounds, carbon fibers, glass, conductive ink or pharmaceutical and biological materials as well as the areas of application of 3D printing are larger. Gartner sees annual growth rates of around 64% by 2019.
Information in the context
The information which was isolated earlier or inaccessible are interconnected today. Apart from conventional simple text, audio or video data, for example, sensor or environmental data can be fed into a network. New analysis techniques will evaluate the data chaos and establish relationships.
systems learn independently
DNN is the keyword for systems of the future. Machines with deep neural networks (neural nets deep) can develop learning processes autonomously and therefore act intelligently. Only they will be able to cope with the explosion of data, while the man in this context becomes increasingly uneconomical. Gartner advises companies urgently to explore how they can apply this new technology to their organization in order to identify a competitive advantage.
Wizard operate autonomously
Autonomous or semiautonomous machines such as robots, self-propelled cars or virtual personal assistants are increasingly in our lives. In particular, the personal assistant, their precursors are language assistants such as Microsoft’s Cortana or Apple’s Siri, is currently developing rapidly.
Such autonomous “agents” will soon be the most important user interface, which means that we are less wipe on your smartphone and write and more and more talk with a virtual assistant.
Flexible response to vulnerabilities
Along with the complexity of the digital world is growing and the “hacker industry “and access their threat potential of a company, especially as more and more organizations to cloud-based services. IT managers should focus on the detection and threat mitigation, but do not neglect traditional defense techniques and other defensive measures. This also includes self-defense mechanisms of applications and the analysis of user behavior.
Architecture of Security
demanding the increased requirements in the IT architecture of the company’s new high-performance, highly efficient defense systems. This “neuromorphic” architectures that combine biological and digital systems to each other, are based on human learning behavior and intelligence.
Flexible, integrated approach
Linear application designs are increasingly soft an inclusive approach and thus make far greater flexibility possible. Here the Internet of Things with the mobile application will be brought together so that an individualized service can arise, which operates from the cloud-based application. For the user, that is, across a flexible application of the entire digital network.
platform for the Internet of Things
“Any company of the Internet wants to act things needs a platform strategy, “says Cearley. This platform is necessary for the overall management, security and integration with other technologies.