Technology landscape over the world
is evolving at a faster rate than ever before. The
2015 report released by Gartner Inc. points out to three key themes that are
dictating the technology ecosystem in 2015. Let’s look at these and prepare our
organizations for them -
together of the virtual and the real
1. Mobile priority – The diversity of devices
and form factors to do online purchases or make strategic decisions will
increase. Enterprises will have to provide a ‘mobile-first’ approach to remain
competitive in this segment.
2. Internet of Things – There will be
increased emphasis on devices interacting with the real world. As connections between
the two keep multiplying there is a definite opportunity in the way value can
be extracted from IoT.
3. 3D Printing – The ever increasing
success stories around 3D printing along with falling costs of printing devices
denotes the maturity of this tech trend. Tis will cause improved adoption
across industry verticals in the next 2-3 years.
4. Analytics all around us – Data explosion will
culminate with improvement in Big Data technology. This will give a massive
thrust to the value and coverage of analytics all around us. The focus will
shift to insights and not data itself.
5. Contextual intelligence – Embedded technology
will enhance its intelligence. Blend this with the amazing improvements made in
data analytics and we get systems that assist in our lives better and more
importantly respond to a given situation.
6. Smart machines – Google Car, Siri,
Valkyrie – these are all instances of how new age technological marvels are
helping us make better decisions and be better in what we do. Gartner predicts
that this smart machine era will be a powerful disruptive force in the next few
c. New Age
7. Cloud computing and mobile - Enterprises will
continue to tap into the unprecedented potential provided by mobile and cloud
computing. Centrally managed applications dispensed on any device will be the
primary tech trend in the next few years.
8. IT that replicates the giants – More and more players
will seek to devise, design, and deploy IT infrastructure on the lines of what
exists in Amazon, Google, and Facebook, the leading cloud service enterprises.
9. Flexibility – Everything from web
applications to rudimentary IT setup needs to follow agile programming methods.
This not only helps in faster time to market, but also provides businesses with
the much needed margins advantage.
10. Modern day security – With widely changing
tech dynamics, businesses will profit by knowing that their business and IT
delivery mechanisms can never be fully secured. Once this realization dawns,
they will look forward to more relevant and cutting edge risk assessment and
Keeping these 10
trends while planning your digital strategies will make your business
future proof. While the degree of focus and investment will vary depending on
your own line of business, these factors are too big to be totally ignored. Do
write in to us and let us know which of these will the primary focus of your
business for 2016-2017.