The beginning of 2017 is just the right time to set new trends out-loud. After having made new year’s business resolutions and conclusions with reference to tech-related “dos and don’ts”, business leaders, managers and team players come together to implement the best strategic move that will guarantee business growth, increased revenue, innovation, process acceleration and more. In light of these events, we offer you a closer look at 5 great technology trends for 2017.
- Digital Transformation
According to IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation 2016 Predictions, by the end of 2016, we will see digital transformation as a top priority and main focus of two-thirds of the CEOs of top Global 2000 companies ranked by Forbes. This is hardly surprising, as digital transformation is led by the Internet of Things (IoT) to a large extend. And IoT itself delivers solutions in the form of more efficient data storage, advanced application development, better connectivity, progressive device hardware, seamless system integration and others. Some of the countries which invest in digital transformation are India, the UK, Germany, France, The United States and more. In this regard, at BGO Software we have developed a full roadmap for efficient digital transformation. Some of the steps include: project assessment, business objective definition, project setup, project acceptance, implementation, training and transition, and more.
- Application Modernization
As a leading company in application modernization and business app development, we realize the importance of streamlining applications’ back-end and front-end. With the use of cutting-edge tools and technologies, like Kendo UI, Angular JS etc. optimizing the business value is simply guaranteed. And as it looks like, the modernization of apps is one of those technology trends which will continue to gain popularity and will keep growing at rates faster than ever before.
- IT Automation
What is going to change in automation is how people look at and conduct the process itself. Especially when it comes to virtualization and cloud computing. In essence, IT automation is the process where separate systems are linked to software in such a way that makes them self-acting and allows them to operate automatically. An example is the process of auto-provisioning which enables system administrators to avoid manual storage provisioning. According to Search ITOperations, the biggest transformation in IT automation in the months and years to come is that it will gradually move from scripting to deterministic (defined workloads for tasks) approach and then will evolve to heuristic design.
- Cognitive Technology
These developments are based on Artificial Intelligence disciplines and perceptions. They imitate how the human brain works and operates, and include pattern recognition capabilities, machine learning, data mining and natural language processing. Even though it is still an emerging topic among IT communities, CMOs, online markets and other fields, there is a heavy focus on cognitive tech nowadays. The 2017 IDC FutureScape report for Digital Transformation points out that by 2019, 40% of Digital Transformation projects and ideas will be driven by AI capabilities and cognitive computing. With customers being priority number one to every business, this is a way to provide them with better UX and smarter solutions that personalize users’ preferences, interactions and site visits.
- Intelligent Apps
Intelligent Apps are the new black. Or at least, the new virtual personal assistants. One of their primary use is to enhance the work environment and simplify everyday tasks, including organizing mails, drawing tasks as flowcharts, visualizing dependencies between assignments and more. Nevertheless, AI-driven intelligent apps are extremely vital to next-generation enterprise software. By using algorithms which pick up from historical and real-time data, intelligent applications can make certain predictions and decisions.
As we become extremely digitally oriented, leading-edge technology trends emerge and hit the market almost in an instant. And even though the tech industry has seen tendencies come and go, companies continue to explore new opportunities. In order to discover how their business, customers, end-users and employees can benefit the most, business leaders experiment with customized developments, ideas, concept, innovative website design developments, services application modernization and programming practices.