In past years, technology was isolated to the IT department. CIOs and other business technology leaders were purveyors of digital services, serving as the center for technical knowledge across lines of business.
But with the digitazation of technology and service-based software models, IT departments are no longer solely responsible for technology. Instead, every department — from marketing to finance to HR — adopts technology solutions, leaving CIOs to lead by influence rather than control.
In 2018, departments across a business are set to become even more technical, concerned with up-and-coming technology like AI and Big Data.
Considering the different applications of IT across departments, CIO Dive broke down the leading trends in widely used technologies. The following lists each contain five trends that will define modern enterprise technology this year.
In many ways, 2017 can be summarized as expectation, meet reality. Business leaders are quick to leap toward innovation, but trying to improve systems' efficiency still defines enterprise technology. Read More >>
Artificial intelligence is part of the new wave of technology. Just like the cloud's emergence, those who fail to implement AI now will struggle later. Read More >>
From a rise in nation-state actors to a redefinition of cybersecurity as a bottom-line profit area, CIOs and security teams will have a lot on their plates this year. Read More >>
This year, with easier access to solutions and real-time data stored on the cloud, Big Data is expected to mature. Read More >>
As the market changes, so too will its players, and 2018 will bring significant maturation to cloud portfolios and mid-sized players. Read More >>