APIs & automation dominate 2018 tech trends

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IT professionals are examining today’s technology trends to see what their businesses may look like in five or ten years. According to Deloitte’s report, “Government Tech Trends: How Government Organizations Can Bring Together Strategy, Technology and Operations in ‘The Symphonic Enterprise,’” the two most significant trends will be automation and APIs.

 

“While we’ve seen a rise in using [APIs] to exchange data between enterprises and between organizations, we’re actually starting to see a rise in people using them within their organizations,” said Scott Buchholz, federal chief technology officer at Deloitte. “That’s where a lot of the power of APIs is being unlocked.”

 

Buchholz attributes the growing API trends to the adoption of wide-ranging standards, so companies can focus on the data, and not the delivery.

 

Automation is another trend that could see widespread adoption in the coming months. Because the wide range of positions that can be automated has increased, routine “swivel-screen” positions could be a thing of the past.

 

“The things, of course, that people really like to talk about is the machine learning and the artificial intelligence, and the potential for those to actually make peoples jobs easier to do as we move forward,” Buchholz said.