IT Trends Research – Top 10 – Blockchain (8), Industry 4.0 (9) & Quantum Computing (10)

Every year Supply Value conducts the IT Tyield research from. In this digitizing world, many technologies are rapidly changing the way organizations carry out their work. In this web of technologies, it is important for IT professionals to know what the most relevant trends are from next year, so herefrom optimal added value can be fetched for their organization. In the month of December we publish the results of the survey. In the run-up to the full report, we continue to reveal and discuss two or three trends from the top 10. In this insight, we share the trends that the plaatsand 8, 9 and 10 have ended: Blockchain, Industry 4.0 and Quantum Cprocessing. 

Trend 8 – Blockchain

IT Professionals Place Blockchain on the 8th place of the most important IT Trends of the coming year. on the question how blockchain is developing, however, one answer is already certain: quite quickly. Where most initiatives in this regard have initially been located in the financial sector in front ofdone, feel now more and more sectors are encouraged to get started with blockchain. Despite all the initiatives, we see that 85% of these initiatives will eventually lead to noneets, often because privacy still proves to be a stumbling block. This also translates into the figures from the IT Trendsonderzoek. 96% of IT professionals gives at to be at least somewhat familiar with block chain. However, only 25% gives priority to blockchain in to implement in your own organization. 

What is Blockchain? 

Blockchain is often seen as a realtime, immutable record of transactions and properties. Think of a database in which information is stored in blocks. These blocks can be copied and replicated on separate computers distributed worldwide. They are all identical and become of synchronized each other. If someone adds or removes data, the information changes everywhere. All these locations are as safe as An online banking portal: almost impossible to hack. Within such a chain, it is not the third parties – such as a bank or government institution – that check the transactions, but the participants in the chain themselves using a validation mechanism.n. This has a number of advantages for organizations. For example, there are no transaction costs for intermediaries because this role is no longer available. Transparency also takes in the whole chain, making assets traceable and increasing safety and integrity. 

Trend development in Blockchain

Blockchain technology is making a huge advance by means of; the total where the generating blockchain, according to Gartner, will be more than 3.000 billion dollars. Work is underway worldwide on the further development of the technology andOn the way, the adoption rate of blockchain technology in various industries is increasing. Also from IT Trendsonderzoek turns out that blockchain yet has become more widely known. Where last year more than 90% reported being familiar with the technology, this year was 96%. in addition we see also An increase in the prioritization that respondents indicate to the trend: from 14% to 25%. Of the respondents say 44% give little to no priority to technology. Blockchain is expected to reach its maturity level in 2025 and will be widely applicable. In the meantime, organizations would do well to invest in knowledge and understanding of blockchain. 

Trend 9 – Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is in IT trends list finished in ninth place. After the emergence of the steam engine (1), the introduction of the assembly line (2) and the advent of the computer (3), many people are convinced that we, with the advent of “smart” devices and machines that communicate with each other, are currently in the fourth industrial revolution. In addition, dear the COVID19 pandemic the more visible become how important digitization. Various applications of digital technology barely seemed to get going but got now sudden momentum. This year we also see an increase in awareness of Industry 4.0. Where last year more than 50% of respondents indicated to be little or not familiar with the trend is it this year 38%. 

What is Industry 4.0? 

Industry 4.0 is the trend where automation and digitization of the industry come together in a new way. True Traditionally, cooperation is about human actions, nowadays based on data, production systems attached to eachother to processes easier at To let expire. Different technologies, such as Internet or things and Virtual reality, are combined to create efficient processes and make them predictable, but also through the correct use of data, the wishes of the consumer can be better met. Think hereby to a consumer That buy a product online and in addition immediately sees whether the product is in stock is, when it delivered is becoming and after the order real-time the delivery track. In essence Industry 4.0 the combination of innovations from various industries, blurring the boundaries between our physical, digital and biological worlds. 

Trend development in Industry 4.0
Through Industry 4.0 drastically changes the way of production by means of application of technology as IoT, cloud computing and data science. Factories turn into smart self-regulating factories and produce more data than physical products. It's here of interest that employees be able to work well with the automated systems such as, for example, (software)robots. There are still many steps to be taken in this regard. Although almost two in three respondents are reasonably to very familiar with Industry 4.0, gives less than the half of that priority to this trend. At the same time we see compared to a year ago that respondents more knowledge to have from Industry 4.0 and that the priority does grow. Based on this development and the application potential we expect Which Industry 4.0 the next few years will continue to rise in fame and priority.  

Trend 10 – Quantum Computing  

Quantum computers promise to be the revolution of the future. Of their computing power shall they change a lot, where they in nanoseconds perform calculations on all available data. This makes it possible to make the world fairer in financial regulation and income distribution. While the prospects are promising, is quantum computing is not yet an everyday occurrence for organizations. From the IT Trendsonderzoek it appears that almost 88% of the respondents not much indicates priority this trend. Quantum computing therefore also occupies tenth place of the IT Trends that appear in the survey.  

What is Quantum Computing?
Data in digital form exists from bits that have a value of '0' or '1'. A traditional computer stores data by make long combinations of these two valuesn, which takes up a lot of computer storage space. Grotten quantities dates resultrun in (relatively) slow processing on traditional computers. Quantum computers exchange the bits in front of qubits, That An '0', a '1' or any part from '0' and '1' at the same time can represent. because of this can thand quantum computer several calculaterun parallel to each other. Working with qubits is a very delicate process and scaling up quantum systems is complicated, because the qubits should be linked together without influencing each other. All this makes working with quantum computing is particularly complex and therefore still unreachable for many organizations.

Trend Development in Quantum Computing
huhoh de quantum mechanics theory since the beginning of the 20th century studied is by scientists, let the practical application of the quantum computer still a long time to come. In recent years, this has manifested itself in little priority in the practical application of quantum computing in many organisations, as has also been shown by the IT Trendsonderzoek. Just like last year busy quantum computing ranks tenth in the survey and More than 51% of respondents give little or no priority to this trend. At the same time, we see the knowledge about quantum computing are growing among the respondents. Where in recent years 4 out of 5 respondents had little or no knowledge about this were trending, meanwhile, 38% of the respondents indicates that they are reasonably to very familiar with quantum computing.  

Bent u benieuwd naar de IT Trends van 2022? In the full report, we take a closer look at all trends, what their practical applicability is in your business, what the focus should be on and how/why this differs per industry and organization. We conclude the report with recommendations in the field of IT trends, so that the right added value can be obtained for your organization. This report is here free to download.

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