In 2017, IT specialists will be looking at integrating artificial intelligence, virtual reality and 3D printing into their existing systems.
The aforementioned concept of ‘digital twins’ means that digital copies will be created simultaneously with real machines from the get-go thanks to increasingly advanced software systems. The result is cost-effective simulation that can improve the product development process as well as the ongoing lifecycle of a machine.
In terms of blockchain and distributed ledgers, this emerging technology is an exchange network for transferring value between peers. This is still in its infancy but businesses will be investigating how they can use it to buy and sell while cutting out the middleman. According to Forbes, the promise for society and the average consumer is that it will provide a “new level of freedom, empowerment and reaching others without have intermediaries in the middle to censor, control otr tax by taking fees or cuts.”
While IT company Spiceworks predicts that in 2017 the IT industry will be spending more cautiously, this doesn’t mean that IT experts won’t be looking for ways to invest that produce better returns. In many cases, it is the new technology that can save money, which is why it is so important to be aware of these new trends.
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