2017 was a remarkable year for digital transformation. Machine learning, AI և Big Data are the technologies that will dominate in 2017. Advances and improvements in these technologies will continue in the coming years, but what can we predict for the IT industry in 2018? Will AI create or destroy jobs? Do global tech giants have to sacrifice themselves to shape their new leadership? Will 2018 be a slow death for IT professionals?
Today, technological innovations are reaching faster than most businesses can cope. Very often, before one innovation is accepted and implemented, the other two appear on the horizon. To withstand these endless innovations, enterprise CIOs must pursue և transcending the role of business strategist, first and foremost որպես as a technologist, thereby developing appropriate rates for digital transformation.
The pace of innovation չեն progress will not slow down in 2018. Therefore, we have collected some influential technology forecasts for 2018 to watch և plan.
Prediction # 1: The world’s tech giants will deliberately collapse by gravity
Global tech giants such as Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Google, Microsoft, Alibaba, Baidu have innovated by exploring previously unexplored variants such as talk UX. Chatbots և voice and visual search. Eventually, their influence grew so much that it is now difficult to find new outer space for innovation. Thus, these technology giants are potentially self-sustaining their own revenue base to create new opportunities.
For example, Apple’s recently launched face ID versus its touch ID և AWS lambda versus traditional cloud virtual machines serve as an example for tech giants to commit suicide.
Prediction # 2. Blockchain-based cryptocurrencies to boost trillion-dollar business value
According to a CNBC report, the total value of all digital currencies (about 1,300 different cryptocurrencies) combined is more than $ 588 billion, with the market value of bitcoin dominating. This value of market capitalization will be $ 1 trillion, considering the increase in the market interest rate. Blockchain technology has a real place in the future of technology, regardless of the price of bitcoins.
Prediction # 3. Enhancing the roles of IT professionals
Globally, the IT sector is projected to face a huge decline in jobs in 2018, where it will add about 1,00,000 new job profiles, eliminating only 80,000. The creation of AI-related jobs will affect 2 million new jobs.
Today, IT professionals account for about 42% of the entire IT workforce. According to Gartner, in the coming years, 40% of the IT workforce will be multidisciplinary IT professionals, and we will see a reduction of more than 5% in the hiring of IT technicians. The role of IT professionals will be more of a business strategist than a technologist expanding the enterprise digital business.
Prediction # 4: Digital Growth for Brands Improving Their Websites to Support Visual-Voice Search
Visual և voice searches transform user engagement through digital channels. With the advent of voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri, voice search queries make up the majority of the fastest growing types of mobile search. Visual search, on the other hand, provides greater accuracy in the search because the picture speaks more than a thousand words.
The huge investments that technology giants such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Microsoft are making in the field of machine learning և AI will be evident based on how smoothly their voice accelerates և Visual searches in the coming years.
Prediction # 5. Increase investment in bots աթ chat bots, next to mobile apps
Bots աթ Chat bots are new aspects of AI. The user’s focus shifts to bots և chat bots from individual mobile applications that businesses have. Forecasts suggest that by 2022, more than 60% of all large enterprises will have at least one Chatbot installed. Proper use of virtual assistants will increase customer engagement և can automate various tasks to lay off the workforce.
Accelerated natural language development enhancements allow today’s chatbots to better interpret user intent than their predecessors.
Prediction # 6. The open source will continue to climb the ladder
A decade ago, Linux was new, but today it is essential. In the past, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft had to create their own custom tools because they did not have a plan to meet their needs. Many open source frameworks quickly become an integral part of a developer’s workflow. Thus, this paradigm shift changes the way businesses invest. Making open source software the biggest competitor to traditional software.
Prediction # 7. IoT is becoming BIoT
It is predicted that the combination of IoT with Blockchain this year will be a powerful blend of IT, where it will offer a range of new businesses and services. Using BIoT, real-time updates from various sensors built into the product will enable everyone in the distributed circuit with ideas they could not get before.
The year 2018 will witness the development of 5G communication, IT security due to AI, wireless aerial charging and ARM-powered laptops. While these technologies can help us better connect with our audience, they have the potential to change the way we live and interact with one another.
The article first appeared on Cygnet Infotech.