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By satyamkapoor |Email | Dec 29, 2017 | 17691 Views

2017 turned out to be wonderful for IOT and AI, and there was a massive boost in the number of connected devices and the trend is expected to continue in the upcoming year. We can see how use of such technologies has made companies dependent on them for their everyday operations. In the last few year, there has been a dramatic growth of interest in innovation.
Technologies like IOT, blockchain, artificial  intelligence, cloud etc. are going to be game changers for 2018. These seemingly disparate technologies will integrate together in the coming year and create extremely practical business solutions.
Machine Learning, AI & Robotics Process Automation will also evolve in 2018. AI will enable organizations to improve their customer satisfaction levels and chatbots will most likely gain wider acceptance & become a reliable way to connect with & engage customers. The robotics industry is also going to rise in 2018 given the increased adoption in healthcare and military.
Given that above technologies are becoming mainstream, Blockchain-enabled solutions can now bridge the gaps of device data interoperability while ensuring privacy, security & reliability. This is largely due to Blockchain's capability to re-engineer transparency, security & trust in the wake of recent cyberattacks. There has been an increase in adoption of this technology in Indian BFSI and other sectors.

According to Dr. Shane Archiquette, CTO-Global Telecom & Media, Hitachi Vantara, 2018 will bring new technology trends that will begin to change the entire experience of connecting and interacting with the internet.  Some of these technology advancements are in 5G networks, location based digital lifestyle spaces, VR/AR, NFV, IoT, IIoT, and IoE.  Consumers will be able to enjoy 1Gb speed to their phone, tablet, Smart Tv allowing 4K multi-channel streaming, immersive VR and AR, and new broadband services.  IoT services for consumer, enterprise, public, and first responder will dominate the coming years for advancement of dynamic location based experiences.

"We believe that next year enterprises will work towards harnessing opportunities created by integration of new technologies. We see a huge surge in the adoption and usage of digital workspace technologies, which will create ripples in the earlier established organizational structures. Therefore, workspace transformation is inevitable and benefits far outweigh the transitional hurdles that might come up," said Makarand Joshi , Area Vice President & Country Head, India Subcontinent, Citrix.

According to Sanjai Gangadharan, Regional Director SAARC, A10 Networks , AI will empower emerging security technologies in 2018. The rise of commoditized machine learning capabilities and chat bots being built into just about every new product will allow for human and electronic intelligence to be combined more effectively. Come next year, this will give security teams the ability to assess and prioritize security vulnerabilities based on more than just a single label, thus offering deeper protection.

Siddhartha Chatterjee, CTO, Persistent Systems claims that the top five technology trends affecting enterprises in 2018 will be:

-         -  Increased focus on enterprise security;

-          - The rise of automation and self-service;

-          - Across-the-board adoption of data science and machine learning;

-          - Richer human-machine interaction modalities (including voice, touch, gesture, and augmented reality); and

-          - Cloud platforms as delivery vehicles for software and services.

Today, digital transformation is the key to success for enterprises, SMBs and start-ups. At the centre of this transformation is data making data management the prime focus for a company's IT strategy.

Aniketh Jain,CEO & Co-founder of Solutions Infini Pvt. Ltd. said that although machine learning & artificial intelligence look like promising technology  trends; the maintenance & infrastructure costs are going be important considerations for their implementation, especially in SME's & startups. We are also seeing the beginning of Fintech services, as more financial corporations are looking forward to automated blockchain technologies in their respective industry processes.

 "Recognizing the need to properly manage unprecedented data that's being generated today, NetApp recently expanded its Data Fabric solutions and services portfolio in India. As data becomes self-aware and diverse than it is today, the metadata will make it possible for the data to proactively transport, categorize, analyze and protect itself in coming years. With data becoming incredibly dynamic and the ability to transport it is getting more and more challenging, the applications and resources needed to process it need to be equally efficient. This will have implications on new architectures like edge, core, and cloud. At NetApp, our aim is to enable every customer to unleash their data's full potential," said Anil Valluri, President, NetApp India & SAARC.

In this era of endless innovation, we have to wait and see what future has in store. The one thing we are sure of is that future will look different from today and  definitely more efficient.

Source: HOB Team