TOP 5 DIGITAL TRENDS RIGHT NOW (In no particular order):
- Everything communicates with everything
What was formerly known as Machine to Machine, and then the Internet of Things, would now be possible to describe as everything communicates with everything; Devices with central systems, automated systems with each other, domestic appliances with service technicians etc.
- Coherent user experience
We increasingly expect the user experience to be intuitive and responsive. The information and functionality must be coherent and seamless, regardless of the device, and whether it’s a physical or virtual environment. Above all, we expect to get what we ask for in an instant.
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
Developments in AI has happened exponentially and we now begin to see a wider impact. As the systems and networks become more intelligent and self-learning, we will, among other things, see an increased element of digital agents who will be our proactive helpers.
- Robotics and Industry 4.0
Connected to AI, we also see an increase in robotics. Robots have been around for a long time, especially in the industry business, but until recently it has been mostly about performing relatively simple, repetitive, tasks. As robots become self-learning their applications broaden very rapidly, and we will see robots replace humans in a number of professions, and in most industries.
Industry 4.0 is connected to the Internet of Things and makes every product in a production chain carry information about where it’s going, and how, in the factory, so its be able to organize itself. The goal is a production process with shorter adjustment and lead times, fewer errors, more flexibility and no time-consuming programming.
Another development that’s been going on for a long time, but where we have still not seen the full effect, is the increasing “cloudification” of systems and services. This means using services provided as a cloud service, that is located on an infrastructure in a public cloud. Infrastructures, platforms, applications – everything – can now be purchased as a cloud service, with complete flexibility in use, commitment etc.
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