The huge changes happening in the IT industry significantly affect the mega software trends that data centers currently integrate. For instance, companies manage unyielding business demands, immeasurable infrastructure, and major change in terms of system control. But with the availability of advanced software products, IT professionals are sure to cope with these changes.
Check out the current trends in the industry and be ready for 2017:
#1: AI and Advanced Machine Learning
Natural-language processing, neural networks and deep learning are technologies related to AI and advanced machine learning. However, it also covers more complex systems that can predict, adapt, learn, understand, and operate separately. That way, smarter programs and devices are created based on the information provided by the systems.
#2: Open Philosophies
With the help of open development philosophies, data centers are able to go deeper in the lowest level components to efficiently understand the process and outcome. There are 2 percent of project applications engineered to facilitate horizontal scaling. But instead of project IT integrating legacy applications to open infrastructure, it should use new workloads to renegotiate companies’ hardware contracts. This will prep them up for better open-standard software and hardware.
#3: Intelligent Apps
Technologies that can potentially change the workplace through easier daily tasks like VPAs (virtual personal assistants) are called intelligent apps. Also, they include enterprise apps and security tooling like ERP (enterprise resource planning) that can match AI-enabled systems. Hence, it will concentrate on AI-powered interfaces, self-directed business process, and advanced analytics.
#4: Software-defined Tools and Systems
When we say software-defined, it means controlling a system through the hardware; and that is applicable on any equipment used by data centers today. And this 2017, software-defined storage and networking will get more significant than ever. However, companies shouldn’t view this as a cheaper way for their business. Agility is one advantage that they should focus on instead.
#5: Intelligent Things
Autonomous vehicles, drones, and robots are the main categories of intelligent things. And IoT (Internet of Things) devices can be developed as intelligent things through AI-enabled systems such as in medical facilities, factory floor, office, and home systems. This year, they are expected to shift to collaborative from stand-alone models.
#6: Big Data
Big data analytics are important in solving today’s problems in the industry. For instance, real time data can help the healthcare industry reduce mortality rates by tracking a patient’s progress through an updated database. The real time input provided by big data can greatly help every sector in becoming prepared for what’s to come.
Clients, workforce, and companies are mobile. This only means that bringing data segregation into business and personal apps and data can facilitate IT systems’ success and effectiveness. And though apps are isolated from one another, they are still located in one single device for ease of use.
These are only some of the big trends in the software and IT industry that you need to prepare for. Always keep up to date with the current developments for a more successful software integration with your business.
This post originally appeared at The Savvy Marketer.