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2017 Tech Trends

The kinetic enterprise

Technology has moved far beyond desktop devices and software upgrades: to data analysis, augmented reality, and reimagining products as services. In fact, the range of recent advances - from nanotech to robotic process automation - can seem overwhelming. But CIOs can look ahead to help shape their company’s future.

From dark analytics to mixed reality, machine intelligence, and blockchain, our eighth annual Technology Trends report analyses the trends that could disrupt businesses in the next 18-24 months. CIOs who can harness the possibilities of these technologies will be better positioned to shape the future of their business.

Blink and you could miss it. The speed at which technology advances and upgrades can seem overwhelming. In the kinetic enterprise, the only constant is change. The 2017 report outlines how companies presently must sift through the promotional noise and hyperbole surrounding emerging technologies to find those solutions offering real potential. To realise that potential, they should become 'kinetic' organisations - companies with the dexterity and vision required to thrive amid ongoing technology-fueled disruption.

While the report identifies key trends that will likely revolutionise enterprise technology in the next 18-24 months, the exponentials chapter looks even farther into the future, describing four key areas that blend science and applied technologies.

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