Upcoming Tech Trends to Look Out For in 2017

Some trends are far better than others. This is the same across any industry, but there are 8 upcoming technology trends that are due to make an appearance in 2017 and they may well be worth taking note of. Here they are:

Conversational Computers: This is something that is pretty much here anyway with the likes of Cortana and Siri, but it’s about to get a whole lot better in 2017. Digital devices will soon encompass sights and sounds as well as text and voice and it won’t be too long before you are chatting away with your computer like it’s your best friend.


Adaptive Security: Being able to keep threats at bay and their trade secrets safe is something all businesses take very seriously and there is a high demand for adaptive security measures. Companies to need to be able to stay one step ahead of the game in terms of hacking and other security threats if they want to ensure the safety of their business and many are beginning to make use of enterprise flash storage.

Advancement of Machine Learning: This is happening continuously anyway, but more prominent changes may become apparent in 2017 when it comes to AI and machine learning. Currently, new systems are being developed that can predict human actions and understand conversational speak. This will do wonders in the world of banking, and other business transactions that can be easily automated.

Connected Apps: A Mesh App and Service Architecture (MASA) has been formed to be able to link apps to a network of applicable back-end applications and services.

Objects with Intelligence: Smart appliances are everywhere we look now. From smart cars to smart appliances, intelligence is all around us, and the more objects that are added, the bigger the network becomes. Soon we will see AI everywhere including home, work, hospitals or even the supermarket.

The Five Major Digital Platforms: These are IoT (Internet of Things), information systems, business ecosystems, analytics and intelligence, and customer experience. Businesses will continue to concentrate on these areas throughout 2017 as interactions between companies and intelligent systems become more important than ever before.

Virtual Reality: Both VR and AR will take a step up next year and as well as supplying a platform for entertainment, these systems will also be looked at to enhance training experiences and remote communication efforts.


Apps with Machine Intelligence: Most business applications will be integrated with some form of AI. This may be to help with security, or marketing, or even resource planning, as most companies have now realized that autonomous AI processes will indeed save them a lot of money in the long run.

Many of these trends are already here but will be accelerated in one way or another in 2017, so watch this space for more updates on how you can improve both your business and your personal life with the help of technology.


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