10 most important technology trends for 2016

If you think our world is already today already largely digital networked should reckon on further developments. The market research firm Gartner has identified the 10 most important technology trends, which will determine our future. Who misses that, gets a problem.

Important technology trends for 2016

For companies, the orientation in a cluttered digital world, the American market research Institute of Gartner now holds the appropriate list. IT Symposium last week in Orlando, Gartner presented the top 10 of the most important strategic technology trends. The emphasis is on strategic, because Gartner claims that these trends have the potential to significantly affect a company and its long-term plans.

10 most important technology trends for 2016
Glass sculpture from the 3D printer: some works are to 2016 in the New York design and arts and Crafts Museum, Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian.

“These ten strategic technology trends will shape the opportunities for digital business models by 2020,” says David Cearley, Vice President of Gartner. The trends go to the networking of virtual to the physical world. “Algorithms will shape the future of the business.” Also, would intelligent machines and a new IT reality of increasingly greater importance.

Here they are now, the ten key technology trends for 2016:

NET apps and devices

The number of apps, devices and people who use them, is constantly growing. The interaction between the people, the social networks, companies and authorities is becoming increasingly important. This includes also the so called Internet of things, in which sensors intelligently react to their environment.

So far, these applications and devices had been working rather isolated from each other. That will change, the Gartner analysts who increasingly expect models for wider and parent connections mean.

Unlimited user experience

The user experience the network devices and applications will always continue to expand. This means that the virtual reality not will tear down, regardless of where it is located or what equipment is on the way.

The mobile apps development remains important, but it is even more important, be that they can be used on different devices, and for example in the car, or even on the factory floor.

Major 3D printing

3D printing evolves rapidly and with it the growing possibilities of various materials, which are suitable for printing. Today there as print materials nickel compounds, carbon fibers, glass, conductive ink and pharmaceutical and biological materials and the applications of 3D printing are bigger. Gartner sees annual growth rates of around 64% by 2019.

Information in the context

Today, the information that were previously isolated or inaccessible, are interconnected. For example, sensor – or environmental data in a network can be fed besides conventional simple text, audio, or video data. New analysis techniques to evaluate the data chaos and establish links.

Learn systems independently

DNN is the keyword for future systems. Machines with low neural networks (deep neural nets) can develop autonomous learning processes and act so intelligently. Only they will be able to cope with the explosion of data, while the person in this context is increasingly uneconomic. Gartner strongly advises companies to explore how they can apply this new technology to their organization to work out a competitive advantage.

Assistants work autonomously

Autonomous or semi-autonomous machines such as robots, self-propelled cars or virtual personal assistants are increasingly entering our lives. Especially the personal assistant, whose Vorläufer are language assistants such as Microsoft’s Cortana or Apple’s Siri, they evolve currently.

10 most important technology trends for 2016
IBM engineer Jerry Chow at work on a quantum computer: only machines with low neural networks be able to manage the flood of information in the future. The market research firm Gartner has named just the top-10 of the most important strategic technology trends.

Such autonomous “agents” will soon become the main user interface, that is to say, we will wipe less on your Smartphone and write and talk more with our virtual assistant.

Flexible response to security vulnerabilities

At the same time with the complexity of the digital world also grows “hacker industry” and their threat potential for a company, especially as more and more organizations on cloud-based services to access. IT managers should focus on the detection and defense against threats, but do not neglect traditional defence methods and other defensive measures. These include self-defense mechanisms from applications and the analysis of user behavior.

Architecture of security

The growing requirements in an enterprise IT architecture call for new high-performance and high-efficiency defense systems. This “neuromorphen” architectures that combine biological and digital systems, focus on human learning and intelligence.

Flexible, integrative approach

Linear application designs are increasingly soft an integrative approach and making possible a much greater flexibility. Here, the Internet of things with the mobile application will be brought together so that could be an individualized service, which operates from the cloud based application. For the user this means a flexible application across the entire digital network.

Platform for the Internet of things

“Any company that wants to operate in the Internet of things, needs a platform strategy,” Cearley said. This platform is necessary for the management, security and the integration of other technologies.