Weekly Rewind: Top 10 Stories On CXOToday (Dec 18-23)

by CXOtoday News Desk    Dec 24, 2017

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As 2017 almost comes to an end, it’s time to take a look forward and mull over the next big things in technology.

Like every year-end and before the dawn of the New Year, this time too, we bring to you a flurry of technology trends, that will impact businesses in various domains in the coming year. On the week before Christmas, we present before you how technologies such as cloud, big data, Internet of Things [IoT], artificial intelligence, blockchain, among others, will determine the course of events in 2018.

Our features and expert columns will help you gaze into the crystal ball for the top trending technologies that have performed well in 2017 and would have a deeper impact on decision makers in the coming year, as well as those technologies that didn’t click and need reevaluation.

Like every week, we also have for our readers’ some interesting news analysis, research reports, infographics, blogs and expert columns on various emerging technology trends and updates in the enterprise space.

Here are some of the top stories of the week on CXOToday you would not want to miss.

Technologies That Will Take Off In 2018

It is undeniable that technology is becoming more and more commonplace in our present life and business and it promises a huge leap in the days to come. Although there are some technologies which fizzle and die out silently, there’s always something new on the horizon, and we can’t help but wait and wonder what technological marvels are coming next. Here are some of the tech trends that will shape up 2018:

Internet of Things: The Next Big Thing In Manufacturing

Businesses are finding themselves at the precipice with their capabilities challenged by every innovation. The biggest boon that the industry has seen so far is the emergence of connected devices, powered by the Internet of Things (IoT), which has added more devices to the online networks and shown the way for the manufacturing sector, writes Geena Binoy, Vice President – Connected Enterprise IT, Tata Technologies    

Trends That Will Shape India’s E-Commerce In 2018

India’s e-commerce market is witnessing a fast track growth curve and is likely to grow bigger in the coming months. According to investment bank Morgan Stanley, India had 60 million online shoppers in 2016, which is 14% of the internet user base of the country, which will rise to over 50% by 2026, with 2018 to 2020 being the most decisive years. Here are some of the key trends in India’s ecommerce which we cannot ignore in 2018

Top 5 Cybersecurity Challenges Of 2018

The year 2017 could be termed as the ghastliest in cybercrime history. While cybersecurity experts are strengthening the security fortress by making technology robust, cybercriminals are devising new ways to puncture and breakthrough. With this ever-raging war with the smartest cyber miscreants, what security challenges might 2018 has in store, check it out.

Five-Pointer AI Recommendations For India Govt

In order to ensure constructive implementation and utilization of AI, the government needs to quickly and smartly lay down its application for the betterment of the society, says Dr. Niraj Prakash, Director, Solution Consulting Oracle India    

Meet The Top 10 Tech CEOs Of 2017

In today’s rapidly changing markets, CEOs have to make decisions considering the digital transformation. A recent McKinsey article said, “Being the CEO of a large company facing digital disruption can seem like being a gambler at a roulette table. You know you need to place bets to win, but you have no idea where to put your chips. In such a scenario, the question that comes to mind is “what makes for a successful CEO?”

Digital, IoT Empowering Banking Industry

India’s banking, financial services and insurance landscape is witnessing deployment of technology-intensive solutions to increase revenue, enhance customer experience, optimize cost structure and manage enterprise risk. Vinod Ganesan, Director - Sales at Hitachi Vantara explains how technology enablers like cloud and virtualization are empowering the BFSI sector to digitally transform.

Top 10 Tech Acquisitions In 2017 So Far

Acquisitions and mergers are strategic moves by companies foreseeing scope for business expansion and 2017 saw a good number of deals where companies did go private, undertaking consolidation and breaking into new markets with new services. CXOToday offers its readers a quick glance on the major tech deals in 2017.

Cognitive Computing Will Redefine IoT Landscape

Cognitive computing is the immediate future of IoT - improving the efficiency of complex, sensor - driven systems through learning and infusing more human awareness into the devices and environments we interact with. The marriage of IoT and cognitive analytics would enhance machine automated actions and human centric decision making. 

What Lies Ahead For Cloud Computing In 2018?

Who knew a few years ago, 79 percent of companies would run workloads in the cloud? Not many predicted that cloud computing would reach the heights we’ve seen in 2017. Where does it go from here? For a look ahead into future cloud trends, Sanjai Gangadharan, Regional Director SAARC at A10 Networks offers his insights on what’s ahead in 2018.