Gartner has identified the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2024. And generative AI solutions and other types of AI are of course taking center stage. THE main strategic technology trends for 2024 are :
1. The democratization of generative AI
Generative AI (GenAI) is becoming more popular thanks to the confluence of large pre-trained models, cloud computing and open source. Enough to make these models accessible to professionals around the world.
By 2026, Gartner predicts that more than 80% of companies will have used GenAI and/or APIs and models deployed GenAI compatible applications in production environments, compared to less than 5% at the start of 2023.
2. Managing AI trust, risk and security
The democratization of access to AI has made the need for AI Trust, Risk and Security Management (TRiSM). Without safeguards, AI models can quickly generate negative effects, overshadowing AI’s performance and societal gains.
AI TRiSM provides tools for ModelOps, data protection, model monitoring (including monitoring for data drift, model drift, and/or unintended results), and risk controls for inputs and outputs. outputs to third-party models and applications. Gartner predicts that by 2026, companies that apply AI TRiSM controls will increase the accuracy of their decision-making by eliminating up to 80% of false and illegitimate information.
3. AI-assisted development
AI-assisted development is the use of AI technologies, such as GenAI and machine learning, to help developers design, code, and test applications. THE AI-assisted software engineering improves developer productivity and enables development teams to meet software demand.
These AI-infused development tools allow software engineers to spend less time writing code, so they can spend more time on strategic activities like designing and composing engaging business applications.
4. Smart apps
Gartner defines this intelligence as adapting an application to respond appropriately and autonomously. This intelligence can be used to improve or automate work.
Intelligence in applications includes various AI-based services, such as machine learning, vector stores, and connected data.
5. A connected and augmented workforce
The Augmented-Connected Workforce (ACWF) is a strategy to maximize the value derived from the use of AI of human workers. The need to accelerate and develop talent is driving the ACWF trend.
The ACWF provides context and guidance to support the experience, wellbeing and ability of the workforce to develop their own skills. By 2027, 25% of CIOs will use ACWF initiatives to reduce the time it takes to acquire skills by 50%.
6. Continuous management of threat exposure
Continuous threat exposure management (CTEM) is an approach that allows organizations to assess the accessibility, exposure, and exploitability of an enterprise’s digital and physical assets on an ongoing basis and consistent. Aligning CTEM assessment and remediation scopes to threat vectors or business projects, rather than an infrastructure component, helps uncover not only vulnerabilities, but also uncorrectable threats.
By 2026, Gartner predicts that organizations that prioritize their security investments based on a CTEM program will reduce the number of violations by two thirds.
7. Customers machine
THE client-machines (also known as “custobots”) are non-human economic actors capable of autonomously negotiating and purchasing goods and services in exchange for payment.
By 2028, there will be 15 billion connected products capable of acting like clients, with billions more to follow in the years to come.
This trend will generate billions of dollars in revenue by 2030 and will become more important than digital commerce. Companies’ strategic considerations should therefore include the possibilities of facilitating these algorithms and devices, or even creating new robot clients.
8. Sustainable technology
Sustainable technology is a framework of digital solutions used to enable environmental, social and governance (ESG) outcomes.
The use of technologies such as AI, cryptocurrencies, Internet of Things and cloud computing raises concerns about the energy consumption and environmental impacts. It is therefore all the more important to ensure that the use of information technology becomes more efficient and sustainable. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2027, 25% of CIOs will have their personal compensation tied to their impact on sustainable technology.
9. Platform engineering
Platform engineering is the discipline of building and operating self-service internal development platforms. Each platform is a layer, created and maintained by a dedicated product team, designed to meet the needs of its users by interfacing with tools and processes.
The goal of platform engineering is to optimize productivity and user experience, and accelerate business value creation.
10. Cloud-based industrial platforms
By 2027, Gartner predicts that more than 70% of enterprises will use industrial cloud platforms (ICPs), up from less than 15% in 2023. ICPs meet enterprise needs by combining SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS services.
In addition to the top strategic technology trends, Gartner also provided its top strategic IT predictions, exploring how GenAI has changed the way leaders think about everything and how to create a more successful organization. flexible and more adaptable, better prepared for the future. Here are Gartner’s top 10 strategic predictions :
- By 2027, the value of AI productivity will be recognized as a primary economic indicator of national power.
- By 2027, GenAI tools will be used to explain legacy applications and create suitable replacements, reducing modernization costs by 70%.
- By 2028, business spending to combat misinformation will exceed $30 billion, cannibalizing 10% of marketing and cybersecurity budgets.
- By 2027, 45% of Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) will expand their remit beyond cybersecurity, driven by increasing regulatory pressure and an expanding attack surface.
- By 2028, the unionization rate of knowledge workers will increase by 1,000%, driven by the adoption of GenAI.
- By 2028, there will be more intelligent robots than frontline workers in manufacturing, retail and logistics, due to labor shortages.
- By 2026, 50% of G20 members will experience monthly electricity rationing.
- By 2026, generative AI will significantly change 70% of new web and mobile application design and development efforts.
Source : “ZDNet.com”