“Strategic technology trends have the potential to drive significant disruption and deliver significant opportunity. Enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must evaluate these top trends to identify opportunities, counter threats and create competitive advantage.” – Gartner, Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019
Gartner’s recent report, Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019 found that:
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Trend No. 1: Autonomous Things
Assumption: By 2021, 10% of new vehicles will have autonomous driving capabilities, compared with less than 1% in 2018.
Trend No. 2: Augmented Analytics
Assumption: Through 2020, the number of citizen data scientists will grow five times faster than the number of expert data scientists.
Trend No. 3: AI-Driven Development
Assumption: By 2022, at least 40% of new application development projects will have artificial intelligence codevelopers on the team.
Trend No. 4: Digital Twins
Assumption: By 2021, half of large industrial companies will use digital twins, resulting in a 10% improvement in effectiveness for those organizations.
“A digital twin is a digital representation of a real-world entity or system. The implementation of a digital twin is an encapsulated software object or model that mirrors a unique physical object.” – Gartner, Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019
Trend No. 5: Empowered Edge
Assumption: Through 2028, storage, computing, and advanced AI and analytics technologies will expand the capabilities of edge devices.
Trend No. 6: Immersive Experience
Assumption: By 2022, 70% of enterprises will be experimenting with immersive technologies for consumer and enterprise use, and 25% will have deployed them to production
“The model will shift from one of the technology-literate people to one of people-literate technology. The burden of translating intent will move from the user to the computer. The ability to communicate with users across many human senses will provide a richer environment for delivering nuanced information.” – Gartner, Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019
Trend No. 7: Blockchain
Assumption: By 2030, blockchain will create $3.1 trillion in business value.
Trend No. 8: Smart Spaces
Assumption: By 2022, more than 50% of all people collaborating in Industry 4.0 ecosystems will use virtual assistants or intelligent agents to interact more naturally with their surroundings and with people.
Trend No. 9: Digital Ethics and Privacy
Assumption: By 2021, organizations that bypass privacy requirements and are caught lacking in privacy protection will pay 100% more in compliance cost than competitors that adhere to best practices.
“Digital ethics and privacy are growing concerns for individuals, organizations, and governments. Consumers are increasingly aware their personal information is valuable and are demanding control. Organizations recognize the increased risk of securing and managing personal data, and governments are implementing strict legislation to ensure they do.” – Gartner, Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019
Trend No. 10: Quantum Computing
Assumption: By 2023, 20% of organizations will be budgeting for quantum computing projects, compared to less than 1% in 2018.
Most technology innovation leaders want to know what’s coming next in our multifaceted digital landscape and find ways to digitally transform their enterprises. As such, Gartner recommends enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders driving business transformation through technology innovation must:
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*Gartner, Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2019, 15 October 2018, David Cearley, Brian Burke