The last 100 years have seen significant changes in how businesses operate. Although you could say, that has been nothing compared to the previous 20 years. So what is around the corner in the next 5 to 10 years?
These are a selection of IT Services that are not quite ready for the mainstream, but one day you never know when they become commonplace for businesses. If you’re looking for solutions available today, then check out our Ideas Wall page.
Artificial Intelligence will help resolve simple support issues freeing IT team to provide more value-add for the organisation.
Machine Learning | Personal Voice Assistants
Increased usage of AI to produce analytics that helps the IT department to identify system-wide pain points.
Big Data | Business Intelligence
Extended IT coverage outside traditional office hours with new communication channels to match changing work habits.
Message-bots | Virtual agents | Video Collaboration | Augmented Reality
With the perimeter security (firewalls) long ago defeated, IT Security strategy will focus on layered and rapid recovery approach.
Usernames and passwords will be replaced or complemented with other security mechanisms such as wearable devices and biometric technologies.
Its becoming impossible for IT professionals to effectively track all devices, applications, internet connections and storage locations for businesses. In the coming future, monitoring of network and data storage will be summarised using AI to reduce information overload.
AI Network & Data Monitoring
Artificial Integilliance will help to reduce information displayed to staff as businesses continue to accumulate mountains and mountains of data.
AI-powered business intelligence
The increased blur between what is hosted locally in your office and what is hosted in the cloud. Some businesses will always need fast local access to file and documents. The servers of the future will automatically balance how they’re stored either in the cloud or locally for quicker access. With future internet connections, this will become commonplace and seamless to end users.
What happened to Wireless 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1? Well, we’ve already had them, they’ve decided the next version won’t use confusing letters and numbers like 802.11n and 802.11ac. The next version will have new security protocols, easier management for IoT devices and of course, faster speeds.
Following the latest version of WiFi is the next generation of 5G mobile data. Read our blog post here.
5G Mobile Network
Sometimes called Dark Fibre, this is whatever speed you wish. If you think about how we tap into the electrical supply today, consume as much as required. Internet connectivity will one-day be like this, and in some cities, this is already happening.
Fast as you want internet connectivity
Software Defined Networks
The running of legacy applications will be offloaded and secured in container services. Allowing businesses to keep older version of software without security concerns.
Converged technologies start to become the norm and not the exception.
Businesses are happy with a hybrid approach to cloud, private hosting and on-premise solutions.
Hybrid cloud and private cloud