1. You’ll stand in less lines.
The Amazon Go grab-and-go retail store may just be a great experiment for now, but demand for mobile-enabled, faster service at brick-and-mortar locations is real. Even bank branches are starting to use iPads to reduce wait times.
2. You’ll see more “world-first” innovations.
Companies will introduce brand new digital experiences to the world with the help of the Internet of Things (IoT), augmented reality (AR) and intelligent automation, predicts Computerworld.
3. You’ll wear smart glasses to work.
Bhavesh Kumar, product manager for mobile application management at VMware AirWatch, expects immersive AR technology like smart glasses to take off in the workplace, while mobile apps with AR experiences are picked up by consumers.
4. Your smartphone might run on Windows 10.
Microsoft just demoed Windows 10—the full version, not Windows 10 Mobile—on a Qualcomm chip made for mobile devices, reports The Verge.
5. You’ll look at BYOD differently.
IT will start to embrace personal devices and apps—in other words, bring your own device (BYOD) and Shadow IT—to drive business growth, says Sumit Dhawan, VMware SVP and GM of End-User Computing (EUC).
6. Cybersecurity will start to resemble your immune system.
Cybersecurity solutions will learn to detect and defend against new threats with machine learning, reports CIO Journal.
7. You’ll buy mobile security and identity in one solution.
The two markets are colliding, says VMware SVP of Security Products Tom Corn, and unified security solutions are accelerating.
8. Your apps and analytics skills will be in demand.
App development, mobile application and device management and business intelligence and analytics will be among 2017’s hottest tech skills, predicts Computerworld.
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9. Work apps will feel like the real thing.
Native apps, which provide users with a familiar experience, will be a popular option for enterprise apps, says Marshall Anne Busbee, senior product manager for enterprise apps at VMware AirWatch.
10. Mobile will be cornerstone to business innovation.
Along with the rest of EUC, mobile will be strategic and foundational to delivering new digital experiences, says VMware Americas CTO Chris Wolf.
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