1CompTIA Survey Finds Business Necessity Driving Emerging Tech Adoption
The majority of organizations are either implementing or are considering the adoption of three major, emerging technologies: artificial intelligence, virtual reality/augmented reality and blockchain, according to a recent survey from CompTIA. With these investments, companies are addressing a wide range of business needs. AI, for example, is enabling them to implement machine learning within Internet of Things projects. VR/AR is enhancing employee training while improving customer engagement. Blockchain is helping enterprises support digital identity and compliance/audit efforts. An estimated 700 business professionals took part in the research. The following are highlights from the survey, with charts provided courtesy of CompTIA
2AI Adoption Well Underway
3Machine Learning Advances IoT, Infrastructure Goals
CompTIA reports that 53 percent of organizations which are considered “early adopters,” use AI for machine learning during Internet of Things (IoT) implementations. The same percentage of early adopters are using machine learning as part of their IT infrastructure efforts, while 52 percent are leveraging AI to create virtual assistants.
4Doubts Linger about AI Insights and Support
5Interest in VR/AR Remains High
6VR/AR Tech Drives Diverse Business Interests
7Financial Expense of VR/AR Poses Significant Hurdle
8Blockchain Establishing Enterprise Presence
9Digital Identity Capabilities Enhanced Blockchain Deployments
10Speed and Security Gets Blockchain Boost
CompTIA indicates that increased transaction speed is driving interest in blockchain, which was cited by 55 percent of survey respondents. Other top drivers include greater security cited by 52 percent of respondents, better data integrity (48 percent) and the simplification of workflows (43 percent).