Why 2017 will be a year of Big Data and other tech trends?

Many tech enthusiasts, like yourself, like to have fun predicting the latest tech trends to hit the market. And 2017 is no different. With the first quarter of 2017 approaching its end, tech enthusiasts have predicted the tech trends that will be big in 2017. Some of these include Big Data, the Internet of Things (IOT), Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Cybersecurity.

In this article, we’ll talk a bit more about these tech trends and discuss the far-reaching implications of their popularity…

Big Data

Big Data evangelists have predicted that it would become necessary for traditional programmers to get experience in data science to remain relevant. Established data scientists, on the other hand, will be working with integrated and multidisciplinary cloud-based development environments. In fact, in 2017, most companies will move their big data projects to the cloud in droves. Many organizations will opt for a self-service data model. It will become easy for anyone in the company to pull data. The data can be used for gaining new insights and making the right business decisions. This will, in effect, be the democratization of big data.

The Internet of Things (IOT)

According to Gartner, 20.8 billion objects will be connected to the internet by 2020. IOT, the Cloud, and Big Data will come together in 2017. The technology is still in its nascent stage. But the data from devices in the Internet of Things (IOT) will continue to become one of the “killer apps” for the cloud. This is why several companies will bring IOT services to life. This will help them move their data seamlessly to their cloud-based analytics engines.

Data Analytics

Also called “Predictive Analytics,” in 2017, this will have applications in various sectors. They will range from e-commerce and Manufacturing to Banking and Real Estate. In all of these sectors, data analytics can help in different ways.
For example, in manufacturing, predictive analytics can help identify machines that are likely to break down. Subsequently, enabling the allocation of resources for specific machine maintenance. In the eCommerce sector, predictive analytics can help you identify which sections or categories your customers are spending most of their time searching. Then, you can design a personalized ad campaign. The ad would highlight the products that they are most likely to buy. To know more about how Predictive Analytics can help other sectors, click here.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning

This has begun entering our lives in unexpected ways. Also, this tech trend is likely to accelerate in 2017. For example, AI algorithms are starting to improve search rankings and search results. AI algorithms are also fuelling automated investing and personal digital assistants, as well as wearables. This technology is useful to make machines better. In the years to come, these will approach human-level intelligence.


Every year, thousands of cybersecurity problems are present in technologies from well-known vendors. This concern and the attendant solution will end up taking the center stage in 2017. Further, cybersecurity breaches and attacks cause billions of dollars in losses every year. Thus, in the future, governments, technology companies, and citizens will come together to prevent cybersecurity attacks. Moreover, these attacks include a wide variety of players, ranging from cybercriminals to hackers, and from national states to cyber terrorists.

To know more about the tech trends that will dominate in 2017, do read the detailed Forrester Report. It sums up the top Business, Customer Experience, and Technology trends. You can read it by clicking here.

Also, do explore where these varied tech trends are going in the future. You can also research on how they will interact with each other to create a technology landscape like never before. Here’s to the safe, effective, and optimum use of technology!

For more information on how the tech trends of 2017 will affect you and your company and what you can do about it, do contact us at info@raredevs.com.

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