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IT is an industry in constant evolution. New technologies and smarter methodologies driven by innovation are a core function of this sector. It is imperative, therefore, to constantly stay abreast of new developments as they happen. Gartner recently published their Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017 highlighting key technological progressions across several industries, including IT. In this blog, we’ll take a quick look at some of the highlights to look forward to and how internet services are evolving to keep up.


A look into the future


Gartner forecasts major leaps in a range of technologies in the upcoming year. Some highlights include:


  • AI and advanced machine learning: Technologies based on artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are slated to start operating autonomously as well as learning and adapting faster.

  • Intelligent things: As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows, things around us will become smarter and better at communicating with each other, creating more intelligent homes, offices and even cities.

  • Virtual and augmented reality: Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will enjoy greater market penetration as the immersive experiences become easier to afford and their applications expand.

  • Digital technology platforms: Gartner predicts that as the business world becomes more digital “every organisation will have some mix of five digital technology platforms: information systems, customer experience, analytics and intelligence, the Internet of Things and business ecosystems.”


Internet services are at the centre of evolution


Along with technological advancements, connectivity and the provision of internet services are also forced to evolve. Most business owners cater to their needs by finding an internet service provider that fits into their budget and settling into a 24-month contract. However, since it’s clear that our needs change at least once a year, this model isn’t ideal. In order to keep up with modern innovations, businesses require internet service providers that offer flexibility.


Choosing the right internet services provider gives you freedom


The last thing you need to worry about while your growing business tries to keep up rolling technological advancements, is the strength of your internet connection. Choose a provider with fast and stable internet connections, around-the-clock support and month-to-month contracts, so you can adjust your network as your business develops.