IoT push computing to the edge
Gartner estimates more than 8.4 billion „Things“ are on the internet today, up more than 30% from just one year ago. IoT alone is just the start. The reason why trends 1-4 all rest with IoT is, that analytics, edge computing and 5G are all driven by the IoT.
If you’re maxing out on data and analytics in 2017, just wait. The mass amount of information being created by the IoT has the power to revolutionize everything from manufacturing and healthcare to the layout and functioning of entire cities — allowing them to work more efficiently and profitably than ever before.
Edge Computing - the future of collaboration
If you think you’ve already been pushed to the edge when it comes to digital transformation, look out: you haven’t seen anything yet. Just when many companies are finally beginning to move toward cloud computing, edge computing — driven by the sheer volume and speed of information produced by the IoT—is jumping to the forefront of the business scene.
5G the next gen mobile network
The amount of data produces by the IoT will force mobile providers to move faster than ever — toward 5G. The move won’t happen overnight, but this year we will see Gigabit LTE (the stepping stone between current LTE and 5G)
Blockchain finds its Way
While its more popular cousin Bitcoin continues to blow away stock market analysts, Blockchain may finally find its place in 2018. Gartner shows that as of February this year, blockchain was the second top search term on its website, increasing 400% in just 12 months.
AI Goes From Newbie To Mainstream
“Yeah, yeah, I know — artificial intelligence.” That’s likely the response you’ll get when talking about AI in 2018. With everyone from toddlers to seniors using Alexa, Siri, and customer service chatbots, it’s no wonder AI may soon begin to feel like old news—at least to mainstream users.