Trends & Predictions 2020

By now we were all supposed to be more connected, but instead we’re getting more fragmented and siloed. ‘Likes’ in social media polarize us, where algorithms favor inflammatory content, evoke stronger reactions and keep us hooked longer. We’ve seen fragmentation when it comes to local laws, regulations and privacy. In the private sector, business schools, strategy heads and activist investors preach to divest anything that’s not a core competency but in a fragmented world, with digital giants lurking around the corner, do we need to think different? For regulations, business…

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Trends & Predictions 2020

Nikhil Korgaonkar Regional Director, India & SAARC, Arcserve Buoyed by a tech-savvy population, India has become a cradle for technology innovation and quick adoption. In the year 2019, disruptive technologies like artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain made their mark on IT; and not surprisingly, data was at the heart of everything. The 2020 will again be a year of big data. With the rise of super apps, Wi-Fi enabled services and cross-functional customer platforms, historic volumes of data can be expected across all industries. Experts have already predicted there…

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Trends & Predictions 2020

Rakesh Kharwal MD, Cyberbit – India Cybersecurity, for businesses, often comes as something that holds little value. However, the global economy is expected to shed $6 trillion on an annual basis by 2021 due to wide-ranging cyberattacks and cybercrimes – as also pointed out in a report by Cybersecurity Ventures. To give a picture, this figure is more than double of what India’s GDP is at present, and $1 trillion more than what it aims to become by 2025. This must surely ring a bell. Cybersecurity’s value goes beyond mere…

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Trends & Predictions 2020

AI: Separating facts from fiction While artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a household term, it’s far from being a household reality. While machines are making huge steps forward, they are not capable of thinking or acting like humans. What they are really good at, however, is combing through a huge amount of data to provide deeper insights to help humans make informed decisions more quickly and efficiently. In 2020, we can expect machine learning to continue to make huge strides in the security sector, helping cities and law enforcement deploy…

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