The enterprise, as always, is at the forefront of virtually all the multiple technology revolutions taking place today. From Big Data and the Internet of Things to virtual infrastructure and digital business processes, IT is driving the transformation from old-style systems and infrastructure to highly available, highly intelligent applications and services.
But sometimes it helps to stop for a moment and see where all this is headed and what work, and life, would be like if all of these developments come to fruition. To my mind, the most consequential advancements are coming in the areas of the IoT and artificial intelligence. How, exactly, will the world function once it has access to a global, interconnected computing environment that touches every device on the planet? And what are the ramifications of giving this thing the ability to learn?
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