Why Is Gartner Picking Digital Ethics And Privacy As A Strategic Trend? – Part 1

The tech world needs ethics and privacy rules. Where is Gartner positioned in this direction? We explain in the following two posts.

What Is Gartner Targeting In Digital Ethics And Privacy?

As it comes to be best known for disrupting the device market share data, charting the technology hype cycles as well as bringing out the predictive listicles of the emergent capabilities at software’s cutting edge the analyst Gartner now put businesses on the watch that as well as dabbling in the usual crop of nascent technologies including blockchain where organisations need to be thinking about the wider impacts on both individuals and society. Naming digital ethics and privacy as the top ten strategic technology trends of Gartner, it is better to call it a sign of times where progress is of a sort underlying how low are the certain tech industry practices that have sunk the ethics and privacy suddenly making a cutting edge trend agenda where it is a couple of decades into the mainstream consumer Internet. Of course, in this case, the analyst’s top picks do include plenty of techie stuff too. 

This is where blockchain is in alongside the usual string thereby of caveats where technologies and concepts are immature, poorly understood as well as unproven in mission-critical at-scale business operations. 

Similarly, it is observed that on the software development side, the AI-driven development along with blockchain where the analyst is sneaking a look beyond the immediate future to an un-date-stamped new age of the non-techie techie seen to coming down the pipe as everyone will be a pro app dev thanks to the AI-driven tools which automatically generate the necessary models. Gartner thereby on the hardware front is set to use the umbrella moniker of the autonomous things bundling the likes of drones, autonomous vehicles, and robots whereas in one big mechanical huddle are spying the trend of embodied AIs automating functions previously performed by humans where the work is in swarming concert and even though don’t expect too much of the bots quite yet collectively or well individually either. 

Bundling AR, VR, and MR which are the mixed reality of eyewear like those of Magic Leap One or Microsoft’s Hololens into the immersive experiences as it comes to the spaces that surround them define the computer rather than the individual devices where in effect the environment is the computer so that you see what is spying there. With quantum computing to continue tantalising with its fantastically potent future potential, there is the hardcore cutting edge of tech where Gartner suggests it could be used to model molecular interactions at the atomic levels accelerating time to market for new cancer-treating drugs whereas there is absolutely no timeline suggested. Hereafter QC is till remaining firmly lodged in an emerging state. 

How Is Gartner Facing The Technology Boom?

As Gartner notes the rising number of connected devices driving the process back towards the end-user is one nearer-term tech trend dubbed as the empowered edge reducing latency and traffic. Over the longer term, by maturing 5G networks, the distributed servers are working as a part of the cloud services mixing the idea and supported whereas it hasn’t been deployed at any scale yet though some rollouts were scheduled later. 

As in the Gartner’s picks of smart spaces, alongside blockchain, the connected devices like sensor-laden places like the smart cities, the smart home or digital workplaces as people, processes, services, and things are together creating a more immersive, interactive, and automated experience with the so-called digital twins as it isn’t as immediately bodysnatcherish where at first it sounds though does refer to the digital representation of the real-world entity or system driven by an estimated 20BN connected sensors/endpoints reckoning it will be in the wild later on. 

Barely emergent strategic tech trends are the digital ethics and privacy where it stands out in the Gartner’s list of developing where the given concept which is not reliant on any particular technology underpinning it whereas being essentially characterised as an emergent property of other already deployed but the unnamed technologies. In actual play, it is a way that others on the list aren’t yet or aren’t on the same mass scale. 

The Discussion Is Continued In The Next Post

Blockchain is of course one concern whereas Gartner has seen even more in the tech ecosystem. Thereafter the technology is been viewed as the largest in the range of the analyst with many reports seeking clarity on the ethics as presented by the blockchain. Here we seek an even more promising future for the digital world. Stay tuned for more in the following post. 

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