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Emerging Technologies That Will Drive The Next Technology Wave

Devendra Deshmukh Dec 13, 2016

IoT Big Data Augmented Reality Technology Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning IoT technologies Virtual assistants and bots Automation Emerging Technologies Serverless computing Microservices

Among the technologies that will drive the next big technology wave, we bring you emerging technologies that will change businesses and enterprises of all sizes, specifically in enterprise domain - how we collaborate and get work done.

Some of these technologies have been hanging around for a while now, but are gaining momentum mainly because these technologies in convergence with other will open up opportunities in computing for every device, creating and driving new industries.

How might they change the organizations and industries of future? Here we bring you the answers to your questions.

e-Zest bring you a list of significant emerging technologies to watch out for in 2017.

Internet of Things (IoT) software and solutions

IoT enabled sensors and microprocessors are not just buzzwords anymore. Companies have seen the potential and it's going to make everything around us smart with enhanced device to device function.

Heard of IoT! Now gear up for Internet of nano things. From smart, connected devices transforming the world and businesses, it's now nano things like bio sensors that will advance and impact numerous sectors such as medicine, healthcare, energy to a different dimension nothing like we imagined.

This IoT data will further help organizations to better understand and predict customer behaviour.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies

AI can encompass anything from a simple Google search algorithm and AI assistant for mobile devices to autonomous devices, self-driving cars and self-managing stores.

AI is advancing rapidly and creating ripples in the world of technology. Intelligent agents can be used in the field of healthcare, banking, agriculture, finance, agriculture etc to perform specific tasks. AI can take over our everyday work just the same way computers took over homes and offices in the late 80s.
With these rapid advancements in AI and the availability of open AI ecosystems, interconnecting everything around you and collaborating this with your personal data will make your everyday easier and productive.

Augmented Reality (AR)

AR is one of the top most emerging technologies to transform the way we interact with the physical world. With AR and 3D visualization taking the mainstream, the information surrounding the user becomes interactive and can be managed digitally. Like, companies will be able to look and walk through proposed plans and this would be definitely invaluable for both enterprises as well as consumers. Digital information and experiences in the coming years is going to change our work and lives.

Serverless computing

The rise of IoT and mobile applications will fuel the growth of serverless computing platforms which is going to revolutionize how softwares are built and deployed. Cost and optimization of resources is the main reason why you should prefer serverless as it allows faster response time while still providing cost saving.

To go serverless you need Function-as-a-Service (FaaS) which lets you execute functions for any app on demand without running apps 24/7. For developers it gives tremendous scope to focus just on application and UI than worrying about infrastructure. For enterprises with a wide array of apps, APIs and microservices, this could mean reduced capital expenditure and operational expenditure.


The term "Microservices" has caught the eye of many over the last few years that describes a particular way of designing applications as independent deployable services. Microservice architectural style allows building applications as suite of services. These services are independently deployable and scalable.

It is becoming a default style of building enterprise application for many - here the single application can be developed as a suite of services built around business capabilities and can be deployed by a fully automated machinery. In 2017 you can see many enterprises adopting microservice architecture for their software developments.

Big Data

As companies and organizations globally rely heavily on data, big data industry is growing huge and the reasons behind the raise are but obvious. Data analytics is not only transforming businesses but also human lives and common people. The quantum of data getting generated per day is growing at a prolific rate.

Consumer facing companies and enterprises will further use this large amount of data to uncover hidden patterns, customer preferences, market trends and other market insights. The analytical finds can help perform effective marketing, exploit new opportunities, give better customer experiences and can also give edge over competition. In 2017, you can see new innovations in big data that will leave its mark on many industries.

Intelligent things and advanced machine learning

Machine learning was just a buzzword in 2016, this year not just enterprises but even start-ups can be seen putting these technologies in their apps. These companies will move from traditional techniques of computing to advanced rule-based algorithms to create systems that can learn, understand and operate autonomously.

Virtual assistants and bots

With everything right from cloud to IoT getting fused, one area that will grow intelligent in 2017 is virtual assistants. While there are existing players in this space like Siri and Google Now which are not new, there will be similar services being tightly blended into more areas.

Conversational systems like chatbots are growing big and will grow even bigger in the coming year. And this is just the beginning. These allow you to interact with all kinds of apps just by texting just like Amazon Alexa. Not only will texting to apps or speaking to devices do tasks, but in future, will have conversational interface. Business app giants are building chatbots for its business applications for enterprise users.


Automation industry is all set to grow and will enter mainstream in 2017. With advanced technologies enabling automation, previously human-exclusive tasks can now be done by softwares. In enterprise level, we will see a massive disruption as many white-collar jobs will be impacted. There will be a jump in productivity and some jobs will disappear altogether. When automation gets infused with machine learning, every task can get done even faster.


These emerging technologies are present since a few years and in 2017 these are going to take the businesses, society and most importantly individual’s day to day life to the next level of possibilities. We hope this blog helped you know better what and how these technological innovations mean to you and your business. To understand and learn more contact us at info@e-zest.com.

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