Review of Gartner's Top 10 Technology Trends for 2016

Gartner published recently the Top 10 Technology Trends for 2016. Here’s a digest of the interesting ones

The Device Mesh

There’s a shift from desktop, laptop and smart phone to wearable devices, augmented and eventually virtual reality.

3D-Printing Materials

Recent advances make it possible to mix multiple materials together with traditional 3D printing in one build. This could be useful for field operations or repairs when a specific tool is required and printed on demand.

Information of Everything

Everything surrounding us in is producing, using and communicating with virtually unmeasurable amounts of information.

Advanced Machine Learning

Advanced machine learning is what makes smart machines appear “intelligent” by enabling them to both understand concepts in the environment, and also to learn.

Autonomous Agents and Things

Advanced machine learning gives rise to a spectrum of smart machine implementations — including robots, autonomous vehicles, virtual personal assistants (VPAs) and smart advisors — that act in an autonomous manner.

Adaptive Security Architecture

The complexities of digital business and the algorithmic economy, combined with an emerging “hacker industry,” significantly increase the threat surface for an organization.

Advanced System Architecture

The smart machines require intense computing architecture demands to make them viable for organizations. They’ll get this added boost from ultra-efficient architectures.

Internet of Things Architecture and Platforms

IoT platforms exist behind the mesh app and service architecture. The technologies and standards in the IoT platform form a base set of capabilities for communicating, controlling, managing and securing endpoints in the IoT. The platforms aggregate data from endpoints behind the scenes from an architectural and a technology standpoint to make the IoT a reality.

Written on July 9, 2016