Understanding Emerging Technology Automation

Most discussions about emerging technology tend to focus on the individual technologies that are working their way towards adoption. CompTIA’s research series on emerging tech has featured AI, blockchain, virtual reality/augmented reality and more.

As businesses reconsider how technology impacts their operations and strategies, it is natural for them to concentrate more on the future trends that have potential to be disruptive. The problem comes in finding the resources to dedicate to such an effort. Treating “emerging technology” as a collection of discrete fields to be dissected individually creates bottlenecks and exacerbates skill gaps.

Few topics were discussed in this paper:

  • Automation
  • Adoption Patterns
  • Benefits of Adoption
  • Challenges

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Building Smarter Cities And Communities

Conceptually, the smart cities trend can be described as the technology application to solve problems within cities and communities. Most citizens, businesses and local government leadership can readily cite visible problems such as traffic congestion or parking headaches that could benefit from technology. This research which based on opinions of citizens and government, provides further insight into how smart cities and communities are developing and what to expect going forward.

Key points:

  • Elevating the understanding of smart city concepts will take time; ‘bridge technologies’ can help.
  • Making the leap from digital to smart requires advances on my fronts.
  • Data is critical to smart city success, and it is one of the most challenging components to get right.
  • Ensuring smart cities are cyber-safe will require resources and a commitment to shared responsibility.

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Data Architecture for IoT Communications and Analytics

The Internet of Things (IoT) is an architectural paradigm that combines physical devices, massive network connectivity, data accumulation and analysis, and operational control informed by analytics models that enhance and optimize cross-system interoperation. A successful IoT deployment can be leveraged to improve the extended system’s performance. This checklist explores the fundamental aspects of the data architecture necessary for IoT success. It examines the requirement that enable rapid adaptation of environment for automated decision making.

Here are the 8 key suggestions to evolve your data architecture for an IoT environment:

  • Envision, design, and govern the flow of data in motion
  • Leverage intelligent stream processing
  • Develop a metadata and services catalog
  • Enable version management to support agile development and deployment
  • Simplify and secure data ingestion
  • Employ adaptive analytics modelling
  • Push streaming analytics models to the edge
  • Embed continuous business performance monitoring

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The Future IT Service Management Professional

This report provides a platform to look to the future and identify emerging trends and their impact on the IT service management profession. Surveys, interviews and roundtables had been conducted to collect views on the future possibility. The vast majority of practitioners – 92% – agree that professionals will need a much stronger strategic vision aligned to the wider business.

Other findings include:

  • 91% agree that cyber-attacks, security breaches, and hacking will continue to increase and present a bigger threat to business
  • 90% agree new technologies will generate new risks that will need to managed carefully
  • 89% think that an increase in automation will take over the repetitive tasks of IT, creating more time for service managers to focus on delivering more value to their organizations.

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Planning A Modern IT Architecture

The practice of enterprise architecture planning is usually found only in the largest organizations and government agencies. The complexity of massive IT efforts is often addressed with equally complex planning strategies, and smaller businesses do not have the resources or the appetite for such heavy investments. Today, though, the critical nature of technology and radically new models for IT delivery are making architectural planning a necessity to build success in a digital economy.

This study looks at the current state of enterprise architecture planning:

  • Planning is done formally or informally?
  • What steps are companies taking to build for the future?
  • What hurdles are standing in the way?
  • How are cloud computing and IoT impacting architectures?

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