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Let’s talk about 2020 in advance – what technologies will further change the face of global business and human life as the third decade of the 21st century opens?They may be: Robot Process Automation (RPA) Artificial Intelligence (AI) Data Operations (DataOps) Video and Unified Communications 5G Immersive Experience (AR, VR, and Mixed Reality) IoT and Edge Computing… In addition, in Business IntelligenceThe field will also present three possible trends.All of these technologies, in McKinsey’s view, will have a huge impact on the global trade value chain.The pace of technological change has had a profound impact on almost all industries.Today, it’s not enough to be the number one player in emerging technology, and to be a pioneer in newer technologies.In the coming year, various new methods around data processing will appear in the enterprise and occupy the center of the stage.Companies want to use data quickly and efficiently to make better business decisions, and innovations in areas such as artificial intelligence, edge computing, and software robots will be used more to build competitive advantage.Without any foresight of all these emerging trends, the living space will likely shrink sharply.What are the factors most likely to affect most companies in the digital transformation process?The following are seven technical trends listed in the many expert opinions and the potential impacts of using these disruptive technologies.Robot Process Automation (RPA) A simple concept can generate huge benefits for the business—delegating tedious business process tasks to software robots for automation.For companies that are the first to apply, this is called robotic process automation.
The (RPA) technology has had an immediate streamlined effect.
RPA is already a proven business value path and it is expected that more companies will launch their own RPA plans in the coming months.Tim Jobling, chief technology officer at Artificial Intelligence (AI), said that AI is helping companies solve problems that are difficult or even impossible for technicians or employees.Jobling said: “We don’t believe that the machine will take away all human work, but we saw a revolution, just like the first time the computer became mainstream.” Today, we see AI and machine learning.
(ML) is solving a wave of problems, mainly to eliminate some boring work, or to implement a new way of processing, which is impossible to achieve by manpower.AI also plays an important role in protecting businesses from security threats, and this trend will continue to heat up in the coming year.DataOps uses AI and machine learning to manage data to help companies gain a competitive advantage by 2020.This collaborative, cross-functional approach to analysis is called DataOps, and if adopted, companies can see disruptive changes.According to Gartner’s data, the current adoption rate of DataOps in the potential market is less than 1%, but this 1% will have a huge competitive advantage.DataKitchen CEO Chris Bergh believes that the DataOps approach combines agile development with DevOps
(Development of operation and maintenance) and lessons learned from manufacturing.This approach unifies the workflow associated with data analysis, can have an intangible ripple effect on the ability of companies to extract data value, promote teamwork, reduce labor labor that drags down productivity, and rescue data teams from chaos and slowness.Video and unified communications
Investing in video technology will bring innovation
Promote cooperation and increase productivity.Kristine Dery, a scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Information Systems Research Center, said: “We have seen companies invest a lot of money in interactive video technology, especially when they require all business units to start using software development teams.Agile delivery processes. This highly interactive approach to agile project delivery—including daily morning meetings—requires teams to communicate face to face or have the technology to create communication scenarios as realistic as possible.” Dery predicts that video technology will continueCombine new features to simulate and improve face-to-face communication, such as VR and other immersive technologies.AppNeta’s Stevens believes in unified communications
(UC) will make a comeback in the next few years: “Software conflicts and reliability issues make early unified communications a gamble for businesses.” But he said that current tools have solved these problems, and the latest UC tools have increased.Key visual and content sharing capabilities can really improve meeting efficiency, allowing more people to actively participate in meetings in today’s highly fragmented work environment, with greater impact than face-to-face interaction.The promotion of 5G5G often ignores the fact that the promotion of this technology nationwide will take several years.But this does not prevent the company from making plans for high-speed, low-latency wireless services.VoltDB CTO Dheeraj Remella also saw the prospects for 5G, but he cautioned that the “high hopes” of the technology could cause problems.Remella said: “Employees or customers in the use of 5G applications will expect high-speed networks to achieve faster real-time response. If wireless operators and enterprises can not cope with the data impact of 5G, the delay in the use may triggerIn order to solve this problem, Remella believes that enterprises should implement a scalable, real-time data architecture, “not just simply ingesting data, but ultimately making intelligence across multiple data streams.Dynamic decision making to drive business action.”In addition, Remella believes that 5G will have a chain reaction.He said: “The prospect of 5G is forcing companies to identify processes that are currently transformable and to ensure that existing IT stacks meet the needs of new networks. Therefore, 5G is driving companies to adopt other influential technologies such as edge computing., VR and stream processing, etc.”
The immersive experience of immersive experiences (AR, VR, and mixed reality) has been hyped, but it has been slow to implement.Still, their prospects remain attractive.AR can bring commercial benefits to a wide range of industries, from physical stores to industrial applications and training.Todd Maddox, a researcher focused on brain science, believes that VR has great potential for soft skills training, especially in terms of interpersonal skills, such as reasoning and communication.“Because they are based on experiential learning, they cover multiple learning and presentation systems in the brain, including cognitive, behavioral, emotional, and experiential systems.” A study by the Internet of Things and Edge Computing CompTIA in 2019 found that about threeOne-of-a-kind US companies believe that the Internet of Things
The (IoT) strategy can help drive revenue growth because IoT can increase production, monetize data, or productize services.Further, some experts believe that edge computing will replace the Internet of Things – intelligent processing and reduction of data at the edge nodes before the data is transmitted to the cloud.”What humans really care about is interaction with the real world, which requires terminal intelligence,” said 1E founder and CEO Sumir Karayi. “That’s why I think edge computing will replace the Internet of Things. Because it connects to the cloud, it works.The ground provides intelligence for the cloud, not the IoT itself, which is intelligent. Edge computing provides local decision making capabilities.”