Artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, 5G connectivity, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are set to be among the most important technologies in 2021, according to a new study by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), in which the technical professional organization released the results of a survey of chief information executives (CIO) And Chief Technology Officers (CTO) in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, India and Brazil.
According to the Indian TOI website, the survey was about the most important technologies for 2021, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the speed of technology adoption and industries expected to be affected the most by technology, and according to the IEEE statement, nearly a third of all respondents (32 percent) said which of the technologies is the most Importantly, artificial intelligence and machine learning are followed by 5G (20 percent) and the Internet of Things (14 percent).
Manufacturing (19 percent), healthcare (18 percent), financial services (15 percent) and education (13 percent) are the industries that most believe will be affected by technology, according to the IT managers and IT managers surveyed. Meanwhile, more than half (52 percent) of CEOs and CEOs think their biggest challenge is dealing with aspects of recovery from COVID-19 in relation to business operations.
These challenges include a remotely mixed permanent work structure (22 percent), reopening of offices and facilities and return (17 percent), and permanent permanent work management remotely (13 percent). Information technology as this unforeseen environment continues will be their biggest challenge.
Another 11 percent indicated that online security threats, including those related to remote workers, represent the biggest challenge they see, and the IT and IT managers surveyed have rushed to adopt some technologies due to the epidemic, and more than half of the respondents ( 55%) accelerated adoption of cloud computing, 52% accelerated adoption of 5G and 51% accelerated AI and machine learning.
Adoption of IoT (42 percent), augmented and virtual reality (35 percent) and video conferencing (35 percent) has also been accelerated due to the global pandemic, and compared to last year, CEOs and IT managers believe significantly (92 percent) that their company is Better prepared to respond to a potential catastrophic outage such as a data breach or natural disaster.
The statement said: “58 percent strongly agree that Covid-19 has accelerated their preparedness, and when asked what technologies will have the greatest impact on the global recovery from COVID-19, one in four (25 percent) of those surveyed said that intelligence is Artificial and machine learning are the most important of them. ”
Perhaps the two most important concerns for CIOs and IT managers when it comes to cybersecurity for their organization are security issues related to the mobile workforce including employees who bring their own devices to work (37 percent) and ensuring the security of the Internet of Things (35 percent), and perhaps this is not surprising. Because the number of connected devices such as smartphones, tablets, sensors, robots and drones is increasing exponentially.
Just over a third (34 percent) of CIOs and chief technology respondents said they were able to track and manage 26-50 percent of the devices connected to their business, while 20 percent of those surveyed said they could track and manage 51-75. Percent of connected devices.