Ten years ago, smartphones and mobile applications were the names of the game in business technology. Those are now old news with the emergence of cloud computing and IoT at the forefront of business IT.

But cloud and IoT are no longer considered emerging technologies. They are a business necessity. So take a look at 5 tech trends that will redefine the relationship between IT and business.

Artificial Intelligence

AI will integrate fully into business processes, products and services. Technical resources will become completely abstracted and management tasks automated. Technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing and cognition will influence and run businesses. 


5G and edge computing will expand business footprints; companies will have a greater and more effective real-time reach in locations such as retail stores and service providers. Connectivity will drive the development of new products and services making the completion of tasks efficient and effective.


The future will see NoOps and a serverless world. NoOps or no operations is the concept that an IT environment can become so automated and abstracted from the underlying infrastructure that there is no need for a dedicated team to manage software in-house. This means in-house IT teams will be free of mundane maintenance and troubleshooting tasks and can work on projects to enhance business outcomes.

AR and VR

The application of AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) mean that technology is much more human-focused. These and other technologies will transform how humans interact with machines and data.


DevSecOps is the principle of integrating security practices in the DevOps process. DevSecOps means creating a ‘Security as Code’ culture. This results in an ongoing, flexible collaboration between release engineers and security players. The ultimate result: DevSecOps will transform cyber and data security, risk management and confidentiality and privacy from being compliance-based to being an integral framework of any business.