Technology Trends: What to Expect in 2017

by | Jan 11, 2017 | Articles

A new year always brings new predictions for what will be trending and what we can all look forward to in the news, politics, entertainment, and more. In the world of technology, innovations and advancements are a fast, steady stream as developers make everything constantly better, smaller,  and faster. Here’s a look at what to expect in technology in 2017.

3 Technology Trends in 2017

While there are significant advancements being made on many fronts, Gartner predicted we will see 3 basic themes trending this year: Intelligent, Digital, and Mesh. Let’s take a closer look at what to expect for 2017:

1) Rise of the Intelligent

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning is poised for significant expansion and enhancements in 2017. We should see technology used to create systems able to learn and adapt and perhaps act autonomously. Watch for AI and Advanced Machine Learning, Intelligent Apps, and Intelligent Things to bring new innovations for business and entertainment.

2) Expanding the Digital World  

The digital world has been mirroring the physical world more and more for a while now. This trend should see a marked increase in speed and detail in 2017, opening many opportunities for digital business. Watch for a rise in Virtual and Augmented Reality, increased use of Digital Twins, and the promising applications of Blockchain and distributed-ledger.

3) Enter the Mesh  

The mesh is related to the expanding digital world and its dynamic connection of people, processes, things and services. Look for devices and processes to be more interconnected and interact more through the digital world, enhancing systems and user experience. Look for advancements in Conversational Systems, Mesh Aps and Service Architecture, Digital Technology Platforms, and Adaptive Security Architecture to redefine business and daily living in 2017.

Better Technology. Better Business.

Technology is always advancing giving way to new applications, processes, and new technologies. It is critical for businesses to remain up-to-date and knowledgeable of technology trends and business applications to remain competitive. Critical as it is, it can also be challenging as it requires time and resources most business owners simply do not have. Consider letting an IT service provider keep up with business technology trends for you so you can keep your focus where it needs to be: improving your bottom line. Enstep is your preferred IT service provider, specializing in managed IT services and on demand IT services, keeping your technology up-to-date and maximized while you take care of business. Contact Us for more information on how these solutions can work for your business.

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