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China Summary Translation: 'Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018'

Published: 30 January 2018

ID: G00351689

Analyst(s): David Cearley , Amy Teng


The intelligent digital mesh is a foundation for future digital business and its ecosystems. To create competitive advantage, enterprise architecture and technology innovation leaders must evaluate these top trends to identify opportunities that their organizations can exploit.

Table Of Contents



Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2018

  • Key Findings
  • Recommendations


  • Trend No. 1: AI Foundation
    • Today's AI Is Narrow AI
  • Trend No. 2: Intelligent Apps and Analytics
    • Augmented Analytics Will Enable Users to Spend More Time Acting on Insights
  • Trend No. 3: Intelligent Things
    • Swarms of Intelligent Things Will Work Together
  • Trend No. 4: Digital Twins
    • Digital Twins Will Be Linked to Other Digital Entities
  • Trend No. 5: Cloud to the Edge
    • Edge Computing Brings Distributed Computing Into the Cloud Style
  • Trend No. 6: Conversational Platforms
    • Integration With Third-Party Services Will Further Increase Usefulness
  • Trend No. 7: Immersive Experience
    • VR and AR Can Help Increase Productivity
  • Trend No. 8: Blockchain
    • Blockchain Offers Significant Potential Long-Term Benefits Despite Its Challenges
  • Trend No. 9: Event-Driven Model
    • Events Will Become More Important in the Intelligent Digital Mesh
  • Trend No. 10: Continuous Adaptive Risk and Trust
    • Barriers Must Come Down Between Security and Application Teams

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