In the next few years to come, three important business technology trends will empower business leaders to develop and connect with new business ecosystems, namely, Artificial Intelligence (AI), transparently immersive experiences and new digital platforms providing the base that enable future organizations. As Mike J. Walker, research director at Gartner – the world’s leading information technology research and advisory company, said regarding Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies, 2017, “enterprise architects who are focused on technology, innovation must evaluate these high-level trends and the featured technologies.”
For enterprise architecture experts, these trends provide an opportunity to help their senior business leaders respond to revolutionary opportunities by creating actionable plans that guide IT investment decisions.
Marketing Development in Digital Transformation
Due to the fundamental computational power and logical abilities, artificial intelligence will be a force to recon with over the next decade. AI technology will enable access to vast amount of data, and make advances in deep neural networks that will enable organizations with AI to harness data, adapt to new situations and solve problems at a much faster pace than ever. Technology will continue becoming more human-centric and introduce transparency between people and business, according to the Gartner’s assessment; AI will be much more adaptive, relative and fluent within the workplace of the future.
The scope and effect of digital technologies such as, 4D printing, augmented reality (AR), neural interface (brain computer interface), smart home, human augmentation, nanotube electronics, virtual reality (VR), holographic & volumetric displays, and also deep learning, deep reinforcement learning, artificial general intelligence, autonomous vehicles, cognitive computing, commercial UAVs (drones), conversational user interfaces, enterprise taxonomy and ontology management, machine learning, smart dust, smart robots and smart offices, should be considered by every CIO and CTO in order to be prepared for what is to come.
The role of a CIO is becoming an increasingly important one. With their knowledge of a company’s existing IT infrastructure and future demands, it will be majorly, if not solely, the CIO’s responsibility to take the lead and manage a company’s DX (Direct Expansion) strategy. All the enterprises need to be attentive that every system upgrade, connection, or native and third-party applications added to existing IT infrastructure, on-premise or in the Cloud, will increase service delivery complexity, scale and operational risk. As a result, digital transformation is spreading to all aspects of the business.
For an entirely new digital business model, the shift from IT infrastructure to ecosystem-enabling platform lays the foundation. 5G, digital twin, edge computing, blockchain, IoT platform, neuromorphic hardware, quantum computing, serverless architecture, and software-defined security are the key platforms for enabling technologies to track.
Digital transformation growth perspective
To summarize, by providing an effective platform that will fuel the future, these digital technologies will make new IT realities possible. Walker said, “These mega trends illustrate that the more organizations are able to make technology an integral part of employee, partner and customer experiences, the more they will be able to connect their ecosystems to platform in new and dynamic ways.”