There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the helpful mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud ComputingArtificial IntelligenceMobilityBig DataRoboticsInternet of ThingsCyberSecurity.

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Robots are Coming! And the IT department will probably have to repair them and keep them going. Operating along a spectrum of human controlled to semi-autonomous to totally independent, robots are already operating in our world. They save lives in hospitals, are taking the place of humans in dangerous jobs, improve our oil exploration and farming, endure the hazards of outer space and now fight our wars. Soon they will make driving safe. Like AI, Robotics hold great potential to displace large portions of the global workforce. Robotic factories are already causing a large shift of manufacturing back from China to the US and we expect that trend to continue (but the bad news is that new robotic manufacturing plants employ far fewer people).

Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit 26-26 Sep 2017

On September 26-27, 2017, senior leaders within the U.S. Military Services, DoD, Industry and Academia will convene in Alexandria, VA, for two days of off the record, non attribution briefings and senior level discussions at Defense Strategies Institute’s “Town Hall” Autonomous Capabilities for DoD Summit. The dialogue will focus on achieving and applying levels of […]

Are aerial deliveries the future of logistics?

Two years ago, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced that his company would soon deliver packages using drones. The idea sounds like it came straight from the pages of sci-fi novel but in reality, it might not be long until we see the launch of the service. Drone deliveries are slowly becoming a reality thanks to […]

CTOvision Assessment On The Megatrend of Robotics

There are seven key megatrends driving the future of enterprise IT. You can remember them all with the mnemonic acronym CAMBRIC, which stands for Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things, CyberSecurity. In this post we dive deeper into the trend of Robotics. Operating along a spectrum of human controlled to semi-autonomous to totally independent, robots are already […]

What You Need To Know About Mary Meeker’s 2017 State of the Internet Report

We should all collectively thank Mary Meeker for her continued efforts in helping capture key trends in our interconnected technology. Her yearly report on the state of the Internet (available at Internet Trends Report and embedded below) provides context relevant to just about every enterprise decision-maker. Here are key takeaways: Global smartphone growth is slowing. Growth was […]

Latest CTOvision Assessments on Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Mobility, Big Data, Robotics, Internet of Things and Cybersecurity

One of the enjoyable things about estimating the future is there is always a new consideration. It is a dynamic task that is never done. This is especially true in analyzing the future of enterprise technology, where things are always moving fast. We try to find balance in tracking the future of technology by focusing on […]

Why Consumers Don’t Trust Self-Driving Cars

On May seventh, 2016, Joshua Brown, a 40-year-old businessman and innovation enthusiast from Canton, Ohio, was seated in the driver’s seat of his Tesla Model S car when a tractor-trailer turned over his way. The Tesla, which was on its self-driving Autopilot mode, failed to recognize the white tractor-trailer against the clear, sunny Florida sky. […]