Business Software Trends on the Horizon for 2018

Posted by admin - Dec 26, 2017, 4:24 PM

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Business software has had a big year. 2017 was the year of enterprise, of entrepreneurship, and of integration.

But what’s in store for 2018?

Oh, it’s gonna be good. If you’ve been waiting to upgrade your business software, 2018 is a great year to do it. There are tools and capabilities on the market today that no IT department would have dreamed of just a decade ago. Need a partner to know where to start? We’re here.

In the meantime, here’s what businesses should expect to see moving forward into 2018 and beyond.

 

  1. Augmented Intelligence

    Most businesses don’t have a lot of need for artificial intelligence just yet. (After all, can’t the intern just do everything a robot would?) That said, augmented intelligence, the idea of man and machine complementing each other’s strengths, will finally take off in 2018. Amazon, for example, is implementing augmented intelligence for marketing and to audit worker productivity. The same technologies can be employed in tandem with many of today’s most popular enterprise software suites such as Zoho and Infor. An innovative IT partner can help any business figure out how to implement more intuitive technology.
     
  2. Cybersecurity Takes Precedence

    In the world of internet security, the term Equifax is now a four-letter word. No business wants to – and most can’t withstand – the kind of disastrous security breaches we saw on a global scale in 2017. In 2018, cybersecurity will be twofold: internal and external. Internally, businesses should be building security directly into their software; “off the shelf” ERPs just don’t cut it anymore. Automatic testing and offsite monitoring will also explode in popularity. Externally, a host of new-and-improved security products will hit the market this year. It’s time for every business to evaluate just how much they have to lose when their bare-bones security fails.
     
  3. Data Analytics Overload

    Businesses create a lot of data. Like…a lot. If you think your business already has more information than it knows what to do with, your software may not be accurately organizing it for you. As the Internet of Things pushes data analyzation to its breaking point in 2018 and beyond, businesses will increasingly look for ways to use said data. To streamline shipping, for example, or to better plan out hiring over the next two, three, or even five years. Data is power, and businesses are just now beginning to get a handle on how to wield it.
     

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If you’re not perfectly clear on the tech behind your business, you’re missing opportunities. Let IT-HenHouse help. Contact our friendly team today to tell us what you need.

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