The Top 10 Technology Trends for 2017


The world around us is changing faster than it ever has. What was new two years ago is old-hat today. Gartner’s Vice President, Mr David Clearly, identified the top technology trends for 2017 as follows…


Artificial intelligence and advanced machine learning

The more advanced techniques used today are creating systems that understand, learn, predict and adapt. In some cases, they operate autonomously, making machines appear intelligent. As a result, we will see new intelligent apps, as well as more devices, software and service solutions, with imbedded intelligence.


Intelligent Apps

Everyday tasks are made easier and users are becoming more efficient thanks to the use of intelligent apps, like virtual customer assistants. Over the next 10 years, it’s likely that every app will incorporate some type of artificial intelligence.


Intelligent things

Artificial intelligence will continue to move beyond the apps and into more ‘things’ to deliver advanced behaviours and interactions. We’ve already seen autonomous vehicles, smart appliances and drones. What will be next?


Virtual and augmented reality

Virtual reality will continue to evolve and change the way people interact with one another and software systems. In the future, the system of devices will become more seamless and hyper-personalised. Rooms and spaces will become active with things.


Digital twin

A digital twin is a software model of a physical asset. In the future, hundreds of millions of things will be represented by digital twins. This will likely aid in proactive planning, process improvements, operational efficiency and enhanced product developments.


Blockchain

A type of distributed ledger transaction in which exchange transactions are grouped into blocks, Blockchain is gaining traction because it has the potential to transform industry operational models, particuarly in financial services.


Conversational interface

At present, conversational interfaces are focused on speakers, tablets, PCs and smartphones. Moving ahead, connection models will expand and we will see great cooperation and interaction between devices.


Mesh app and service architecture

Thanks to changing app and service architecture, app users can look forward to improved agility and scalability of services, and an optimised and continuous experience as they shift across channels.


Digital technology platforms

According to Gartner, there are five digital technology platforms that enable new business models and capabilities in digital business. Every organisation will have a mix of these platforms. The platforms are information systems, customer experience, analytics and intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and business ecosystems.


Adaptive security architecture

According to Gartner, there are five digital technology platforms that enable new business models and capabilities in digital business. Every organisation will have a mix of these platforms. The platforms are information systems, customer experience, analytics and intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and business ecosystems.  .




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About the Author

Geoff Stewart is a highly experienced and skilled Technology Director at Surety IT. His knowledge is based on years of industry experience having created customised, stable, well performing systems both for multi-national companies in the UK and Australia and Surety IT customers.

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