The size of Microsoft’s Ignite event, which brought together entrepreneurs and technology professionals from around the world in the United States, really impressed. Among the various topics covered in the meeting, much was said about the future of cloud applications, data analysis, business intelligence, teamwork, productivity, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT).
1. Cloud Applications
A major highlight of the event was the very strong trend – not to say compelling for companies that want to transform their customers’ experience – from the migration and use of applications in the cloud.
According to Gartner, by 2019, more than 30 percent of software investments by the 100 largest vendors will have been migrated to the cloud. And by 2020, it will be worth about $ 72 billion worth of consumer sign-ups and cloud services.
According to the survey, 73% of companies interviewed expressed an interest in investing in the cloud, but 43% said they did not use the service because they did not have enough infrastructure (38%), did not see value in the service (19%), have (14%), have no budget (14%) and do not know how to manage a service in the cloud (12%).
To be clear, cloud technologies can be used for a variety of purposes, as well as the operation of the systems, such as better data security and organization with the storage of information of all kinds and increased productivity of the teams through the implementation of forms flexible work, such as home-office.
2. Cloud tools and technologies
The use of internal infrastructure in enterprises is on the way to being phased out, perhaps there is only one basic thing to remain, but in the next few years, companies will have most of their operation running in the cloud. It is a no-return road, it is no longer a trend.
Taking into account the speed of growth of IT innovations in the world, it becomes virtually impossible to promote accelerated development or innovation in a company without working with automation of repetitive activities, which are often performed by employees on a daily basis.
In addition, it allows a significant acceleration and improvement in service delivery and greater agility in the management and availability of new environments for customers.
3. Virtual Reality
The third important highlight to be commented on is the most intense entry of the virtual reality segment – Mixed Reality – into the everyday life of big companies like Volvo or Volkswagen. Through this technology, companies can interact directly with the customer, even in different environments, through virtual reality glasses.
They then placed a call to a senior engineer in another environment who could visualize the whole situation through his glasses and thus succeeded in assisting the former in solving the problem.
From document sharing to facilitation in scheduling meetings with colleagues from other cities or countries to reducing travel costs and accelerating this type of process.
In general, everything connects and the possibilities for companies are innumerable in fronts of technological innovation.
The use of virtual reality is tied to the use of cloud solutions, and investing in these technologies can be highly profitable depending on each company’s business model.