A Look At The Top 10 Tech Trends For 2018

Oh Boy, here they come and its not even time to turn the clocks back for regular standard time yet. Geeezzzz! What is it you ask? The first of the 2018 trend predictions, that’s what. Now that you are really excited, take a peek at this list of technology trends for next year. And, by the way, these ARE some really exciting trends that will be in the headlines next year. See, now you are so in front of the rest of the world.


Artificial intelligence will continue to dominate technology investments in 2018, along with cloud computing, the Internet of Things and customer-focused applications.

In their new report, “The Top 10 Technology Trends to Watch: 2018 To 2020 – Ten Trends Will Help You Maximize the Value of Business Technology,” Forrester Research analysts Brian Hopkins, Bobby Cameron, Ted Schadler and Rusty Warner offer their picks on the technology and business trends that will most shape the IT landscape.

Trend No. 1: IoT Shifts Computing Toward the Edge

“The growth of IoT aspirations and technologies has led to a host of technology innovations in edge devices, such as gateway servers, microdata centers, cloudlets, fog fabric nodes, intelligent routers and device firmware,” the authors write…

Trend No. 2: Distributed Trust Systems Challenge Centralized Authorities

“Blockchain, cryptocurrencies and distributed ledgers have captivated and frightened businesses in finance, logistics, and transaction settlement,” according to the authors…

Trend No. 3: Automated Security Intelligence and Breach Response Unshackle S&R

“The era of manual risk and security management is ending,” the authors say. “Having long shied away from automation, security and risk (S&R) pros are just starting to embrace it to speed detection and response…

Trend No. 4: Employee Experience Redefines Apps

“Firms that focus on improving employee experience (EX) yield better customer experience (CX) outcomes and outperform their competition over time,” the authors explain…

Trend No. 5: Software Learns To Learn

“AI technologies like speech analytics, deep-learning platforms and natural language generation have exploded onto the scene in the past 12 months after being nascent for many years,” the author say…

Trend No. 6: Digital Employees Enter the White-Collar Workforce

“Automation will transform the workforce as technology advances result in humans increasingly working side by side with software robots in this awareness phase trend,” the authors say…

Trend No. 7: Insights-Driven Firms Outpace Competitors

“The quest to use big data as a competitive asset has sparked a $27 billion industry; Hadoop and Spark initiated this, but it’s rapidly expanding into services and the cloud,” the authors confirm…

Trend No. 8: Customer Experience Becomes Immersive

“The boundaries between the human, digital, physical and virtual realms are blurring as CX becomes more immersive,” according to the authors…

Trend No. 9: Contextual Privacy Boosts Brand Value

“The seemingly never-ending news of data breaches and unauthorized uses of personally identifiable information leads to growing customer concerns about their privacy, making them hesitate to use digital tools from risky companies,” the authors say…

Trend No. 10: The Public Cloud Accelerates Business Innovation

“The public cloud is a juggernaut that is reinventing computing and the high-tech industry itself,” the authors conclude…”

Full Story at Information-Management.com