In 2019, we’re seeing some undeniable trends that are expected to carry IT departments through to the end of the year. Regardless of the size of your business, keeping up with digital transformation and technology innovations will be crucial to the continued success of your company. While change can feel overwhelming at times, it’s important to identify the opportunities for IT investment into new technology that will help to propel your business forward.
So which trends do you invest in? And which do you take a pass on? That depends entirely on your company’s situation. That being said; there are a few standout trends that would be beneficial for all IT departments, regardless of industry, business size or budget, to spend time investigating. Here are some key trends that our team believes will be here for the long haul.
While automation may seem like a scary word for many employees working in IT, it doesn’t have to be. It doesn’t mean job loss. In fact, it can actually help employees offload more mindless or time-consuming tasks and focus their energy on more complex challenges.
Autonomous technology can vary in scale, from a chatbot on your retail website to a self-driving car. Regardless of size, investigating ways that automation can help make your business better will be imperative to attracting and retaining customers.
AI blew up in 2018 in a big way, and there are no signs of it slowing down as we look ahead to the rest of the year. From AI-driven co-developers, to advancement in machine learning and deep learning, AI’s power can be harnessed to help your business advance. A question for most companies will be figuring out the connection between human employees and the correct amount of power that should be given to AI.