Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends in 2018 for Companies to Follow in the Future

by Tech Mainstream Staff


February 6, 2018


Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018 for Companies to Follow in the Future


Gartner recently released its top ten technology trends for 2018. The trends will have "significant disruptive potential" for the next five years. Gartner released these findings for companies to recognize the changing future of technology and how they should prepare accordingly: "Companies must examine their business impacts and adjust business models and operations appropriately or risk losing competitive advantage to those who do."

The trends are listed as follows:

        Trend No. 1: AI Foundation
        Today's AI Is Narrow AI
        Trend No. 2: Intelligent Apps and Analytics
        Augmented Analytics Will Enable Users to Spend More Time Acting on Insights
        Trend No. 3: Intelligent Things
        Swarms of Intelligent Things Will Work Together
        Trend No. 4: Digital Twins
        Digital Twins Will Be Linked to Other Digital Entities
        Trend No. 5: Cloud to the Edge
        Edge Computing Brings Distributed Computing Into the Cloud Style
        Trend No. 6: Conversational Platforms
        Integration With Third-Party Services Will Further Increase Usefulness
        Trend No. 7: Immersive Experience
        VR and AR Can Help Increase Productivity
        Trend No. 8: Blockchain
        Blockchain Offers Significant Potential Long-Term Benefits Despite Its Challenges
        Trend No. 9: Event-Driven Model
        Events Will Become More Important in the Intelligent Digital Mesh
        Trend No. 10: Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust
        Barriers Must Come Down Between Security and Application Teams
        

 

 


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Source: https://www.realitytechnologies.com/ augmented-reality/

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Source: http://deeplearning.net/


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Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevOps


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Source: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/what-is-hybrid-cloud-computing/


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