8 hottest technology trends to watch out for in 2017

Tech trends vary from mixed reality, machine intelligence, and blockchain to many more. Deloitte’s report ‘Tech Trends 2017: The kinetic enterprise’ analyses the trends that could revolutionise businesses in the next 18-24 months. The Chief Information Officer has the ability to harness these technologies, which allows shaping a better future for their businesses.

Moreover, it summarises how companies must filter through the promotional noise and hyperbole surrounding emerging technologies in order to find those solutions by offering real potential.

According to Deloitte, to understand that potential, they should become ‘kinetic’ organisations. The report goes more into detail by describing four key areas that blend science and applied technologies.

However, the 8 talked about tech trends by Deloitte are:

IT unbounded: The boundaries surrounding IT are fading as technology becomes integral to almost every business function and relationship.

Dark analytics: Advances in computer vision and pattern recognition allow companies to unlock insights from unstructured data that until now, have been lost in the dark.

Machine intelligence: Machine intelligence is helping companies make better decisions, embed complex analytics into customer and employee interactions, and—with adoption of bots and robotic process automation—automate increasingly difficult tasks.

Mixed reality: Companies are exploring more immersive and engaging ways to combine the physical world and digital systems, creating a new, mixed reality that’s more natural, intuitive and intelligent.

Inevitable architecture: Open standards, cloud-first designs and loosely coupled architectures are the norm in start-ups. Now, large enterprises have similar ambitions.

Everything-as-a-service: Traditional business products are being reimagined as services as organizations modernize core systems and the technology stack.

Blockchain-Trust economy: Blockchain is emerging as the mainstay for digital identities in the emerging trust economy.

Exponentials watch list: Advances in disruption forces like synthetic biology, energy storage, quantum computing, and nanotech could exponentially transform the way we do business.

– By Sarah Skaf

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