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2017 – what do you have in stock?

date: 12 January 2017
reading time: 3 min

2017 has come and, as usual, we are here to tell you what to expect during the upcoming 12 months. If you are a technology fan, read on to find out what is going to stir things up, according to Gartner.

Gartner divided their predictions into three categories:

  • Intelligent
  • Digital
  • Mesh

Today we’ll focus on some of the examples that are, in our opinion, the most significant and may dominate during 2017.


Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Machine Learning seem to be the most interesting and they are to flourish even more this year.

It’s safe to say that we are on the verge of using fully autonomous systems that can adapt to user’s needs.
Image recognition or pattern learning and predicting are on top of the list. We can expect to unleash new horizons – more advanced algorithms and more power to process data.

This will surely bring new possibilities and increase the value of your business, since tedious tasks will be automated and your people will be able to spend more time on developing the enterprise.


Digital Twins are virtual depictions of products. Gartner predicts that within three to five years, billions of things will be represented by digital twins.

They are said to be used in product design and simulations as well as monitoring, optimisation, and servicing – the last one may come as the trickiest. Why? Since typical maintenance will now involve experts, as well as IT specialists.

Thanks to this solution, most products coming to the market will be tested in various environments before manufacturing and, thanks to that, they will be able to respond better to users’ expectations. We can expect far less unnecessary, not-working-properly gadgets that are useful only in theory.


Gartner defines this category as:

The dynamic connection of people, processes, things and services supporting intelligent digital ecosystems. As the mesh evolves, the user experience fundamentally changes and the supporting technology and security architectures and platforms must change as well.

Adaptive Security Architecture seems to be the most significant one.
In these times, adding new innovations and functionalities should always be associated with new security systems.

Security should not be applied as a bonus, it should be considered on the first stages of the development of products, to become an indispensable part of it. Of course, it should also be layered to make products as safe as possible.

Additional security practices like two-factor authentication or extended validation, are more than welcome, even after the development has finished.

2017 hasn’t even started for good and it already appears to be quite an interesting one – we are curious to find out which predictions will flourish the most and develop into something that will set the trends for upcoming years.

You can be sure we’ll keep you updated along the way.

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