How will IT will grow and mature in 2017? It seems to be clear IT is still evolving and changing as much as it has in previous years. The use of cloud facilities is becoming more and more popular as a means of ensuring data remains safe and secure.
More IT in business
Business people will need to become more and more IT orientated. This will be a natural progression as most people have advanced technology all around them, with enhanced access to data in the office and out. In the last few years technology has had a dramatic effect on business.
Pace of Change
It is difficult to measure the rate of change in the last few years and there is no sign of IT technology abating. Just a few years ago we could not envisage most of would be using smart phones from making a telephone call to ordering a dress online.
There is an ongoing convergence of the cloud, mobility and big data. New collaboration tools combined with Internet changes will result in sweeping changes.
The Internet of Things
The internet of things is set to much bigger than we ever imagined. Intelligent objects connected to the Internet have now surpassed the number of people on the earth. There will be even more intelligent objects connected to the Internet in 2017 as smart sensors become more prolific. This will change the way businesses will behave and instead of passively gaining customer insights, it will be more about businesses collaborating with their clients. In 2017 one will see faster, real time processing of customer service.
Implications for businessThe implications for business leaders who will now need to develop the collaborative and analytical tools needed to better understand their customers. We are now in the age of fulfilling client satisfaction and retaining and attracting new custom. Bad customer service is no longer sufficient; clients will from now on want customer service combined with real time adaptive learning.
Explosion of Creativity
How will IT will grow and mature in 2017, well innovation cycle will improve and become much faster. The brakes will come off and much of the techniques previously used and there will be an explosion of creativity. In 2017 and beyond, IT managers who do not deliver will be quickly out of work.
Changing IT Departments
IT departments will be forced to change radically under the pressure of technological changes. Human resources departments used to be focused on operational work like managing pensions and payroll. In future their role will be more involved in workforce planning and talent management.
Managing Multiple Suppliers
It managers will need to become more skilled in a growing range of suppliers. This will include small and start up businesses, not just the multinationals.
Changing Job Roles
In 2017 IT leaders will need to become more competent, they will need to be better at managing and adapting to change. How will IT will grow and mature, well this year the bar will get higher and there will be greater expectations. IT roles will be quickly outsourced to organizations that use the cloud to simplify their infrastructure.
The internet, smartphones and the way we buy things are in a constant change of flux. A good thriving business will see these changes emerging and will quickly adapt to keep a competitive edge with their competitors.How will IT will grow and mature in 2017? It seems to be clear IT is still evolving and changing as much as it has in previous years. The use of cloud facilities is becoming more and more popular as a means of ensuring data remains safe and secure.