Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017

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Intelligent Apps

Intelligent apps such as VPAs perform some of the functions of a human assistant, making everyday tasks easier (by prioritizing emails, for example), and its users more effective (by highlighting the most important content and interactions). Other intelligent apps such as virtual customer assistants (VCAs) are more specialized for tasks in areas such as sales and customer service. As such, these intelligent apps have the potential to transform the nature of work and structure of the workplace.

"Over the next 10 years, virtually every app, application and service will incorporate some level of AI," said Mr. Cearley. "This will form a long-term trend that will continually evolve and expand the application of AI and machine learning for apps and services."

The pace of technological innovation is faster today than ever before. Just a few years ago, cloud technologies were considered cutting-edge. Now a robust and mature platform, cloud technologies are driving advancements and creating new paradigms in business, health care, research, and the interconnected world. So what new innovations can we expect for 2017?

Gartner recently identified the top technology trends that will be strategic for most organizations in 2017. Strategic technology trends are defined as those with substantial disruptive potential that is just beginning to break out of an emerging state into broader impact and use or which are rapidly growing trends with a high degree of volatility reaching tipping points over the next five years. "Gartner's top 10 strategic technology trends for 2017 set the stage for the Intelligent Digital Mesh," said David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow.

Here are the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2017.

 

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