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Top 10 I.T. Predictions Top 10 Predictions for I.T.

Top 10 I.T. Predictions Top 10 Predictions for I.T.

Gartner’s predictions, and the series supporting them, show how CIOs need to seek out and excel as business strategists first and technologist second. CIOs will have greater responsibility in 2018 and beyond for revenue generation, value creation, as well as the development and launch new business models using established and emerging technologies. Gartner’s ten predictions indicate that CIOs will be collaborating in new business creation and using technology to achieve this goal.
Here are Gartner’s ten predictions about IT organizations for 2018 & beyond.
Gartner found that voice-based mobile search queries are the fastest-growing type of search. Voice and visual search are driving mobile browser- and app-based transactions. They will continue to do so in 2018 and beyond. Today, mobile browser- and app-based transactions account for as much as half of all transactions on many ecommerce sites. The rapid acceleration of their visual-and voice-search technologies will show the impact of Apple, Facebook and Google’s investment in AI and machine-learning in the next two-years.
Five of the seven top digital giants, including Amazon, Baidu and Facebook, will “self-disrupt” by 2020 to create their next leadership opportunity. AWS Lambda versus traditional virtual machines, Alexa against screen-based ecommerce, and Apple Face ID instead of Touch ID are all examples of self-disruption.
By the end of 2020, the banking industry will derive $1B in business value from the use of blockchain-based cryptocurrencies.Gartner estimates that the current combined value of cryptocurrencies in circulation worldwide is $155B (as of October 2017), and this value has been increasing as tokens continue to proliferate and market interest grows. According to Gartner’s predictions study, cryptocurrencies will account for more than half the global blockchain global business value-add by 2023.
Gartner warns that although AI is very effective at creating new information, it can also distort data to create false information. Gartner predicts that untrue information will fuel major financial fraud before 2020. This will be possible by high-quality falsehoods moving financial markets around the world. No significant internet company will be able to solve this problem in the same year. Within three years, a significant country will have passed regulations or laws to stop the spread of AI-generated false data.
AI-driven creations of “counterfeit realities” or fake content will outpace AI’s ability to detect them by 2020, which will lead to digital distrust. AI and machine learning systems can categorize images faster than humans and with greater accuracy than humans. Gartner warns that a fake video used in satirical contexts will be the subject of a public debate by 2018. According to the study, there will be a 10-fold rise in commercial projects to detect fake information over the next year.
Gartner predicts that by 2020, 55% will have at least one chatbot or bot deployed in production. Today’s chatbots are more adept at recognizing user intent than previous generations due to rapid advances in natural-language processing (NLP). Gartner’s predictions study shows that NLP is used to determine the entry points for a chatbot’s decision tree, but most chatbots still use scripted answers in a decision tree.
By 2021, 40% of IT staff will be versatilists, holding multiple roles, most of which will be business, rather than technology-related.By 2019, IT technical specialist hires will fall by more than 5%. Gartner predicts that half of all enterprises will create formal IT versatilist profiles. 20% of IT companies will hire versatilists in order to scale digital businesses. The number of IT technical specialists will drop to 75% from 2017.
AI will be a net job stimulator in 2020. It will create 2.3M jobs and eliminate 1.8M. By 2020, AI-related job growth will reach 2 million new jobs by 2025. Global IT service firms will experience massive job churn in 2018, adding 100,000 jobs while dropping 80,000. Gartner predicts that AI augmentation will bring $2.9T in business value to the world by 2021 and provide 6.2B hours of productivity for workers.
Gartner predicts that IoT-enabled products will be available in 2020 with smartphone activation.
Half of all IoT security budgets will be spent on fault remediation, recalls, and safety failures by 2022. This will result in an increase of more than 50% in IoT security spending over current rates. There will also be a 24% compound annual growth rate for IoT cybersecurity from 2013 to 2020. The combination of IoT security services, safety system, and physical security will create a rapidly growing global market. Gartner predicts that this market will experience exponential growth, with global spending exceeding $5B by 2020.