Towards the end of each year, Gartner releases its predictions for the upcoming year. These predictions start a lot of conversations, get lots of coverage in the tech press, and are always useful.
There’s also a lot of them. Besides Garter’s two Top 10 Trends lists (Strategic Technology and I&O), Gartner has recently released dozens of its “Predicts 2019” papers. To help prepare for the new year, we've scoured Gartner’s trend and predictions, explaining eight of their 2019 automation expectations below.
A few major themes stick out:
- AI is being used to optimize IT Automation
- IT Automation is being used to optimize Big Data
- As processes are simplified, Big Data will become accessible to the broader workforce
- The role of IT is changing
Overall, 2019 looks to be a busy year for IT Automation, AI, and Big Data.