You know which technologies are garnering more attention this year, but how about strategic technology trends? Not all innovation can be part of your company’s business model or align with the corporate strategy. In this article at Information Age, Nick Ismail shares Gartner’s predictions regarding 2021 strategic technology trends.
Enlisting Strategic Technology Trends
Gartner’s research vice president Brian Burke explains, “CIOs are striving to adapt to changing conditions to compose the future business. This requires the organisational plasticity to form and reform dynamically.” It is his belief that Gartner’s predictions would help achieve that ‘plasticity’. Here are the highlights of strategic technology trends for this year:
Rise of Internet of Behaviors (IoB)
Companies have started capturing customer data like location, searches, and facial recognition. Soon they will connect that to consumer behaviors like cash transactions or mobile device usage. Through computer vision, IoB can help companies figure out if you are wearing a mask.
Offering a Total Experience (TX)
In 2020, Gartner talked about multi-experience as one of the top strategic technology trends. This year, it is total experience (TX). Burke adds, “Gartner expects organisations that provide a TX to outperform competitors across key satisfaction metrics over the next three years.”
Computing for More Privacy
Since consumers are beginning to feel concerned about their privacy, Gartner predicts that by 2025, most companies would use privacy-enhancing computation. It will securely process data even in untrusted networks.
Distributed Cloud Services
Though governance, service scalability, and operations will still be under public cloud partners’ control, the rest will be distributed in various physical locations. Distributed cloud services would be a nice alternative to private cloud and promote edge cloud.
Enabling of Anywhere Operations
By 2023, 40 percent of companies will have the capabilities to perform IT operations from anywhere. It will benefit staff members that need to deploy services from distributed platforms.
Security of Cybersecurity Mesh
If you are part of the mesh, you can access accounts without the fear of being hacked. This is one of the strategic technology trends that will come true by 2025.
Adaptable Intelligent Composable Business
CIOs and business owners understood that organizations must be agile to withstand any blow after the COVID-19 outbreak. So, they will take help from predictive analytics tools for better decision-making and more effective contingency plans.
Moving Towards AI Engineering
AI implementation is still a hard nut to crack, so only 53 percent of the AI projects see success. However, leaders must work relentlessly to move to AI engineering for a better chance of AI governance. It will rely on three structures—DataOps, ModelOps, and DevOps.
Since the need to automate has heightened after the pandemic, hyperautomation will have more supporters in the coming days. 70 percent of organizations are predicted to join the bandwagon, per Gartner’s 2021 strategic technology trends.
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