So many of the tasks that we now take for granted once had to be done manually. Washing a load of laundry no longer takes all day; our phone calls are directed to the correct departments by automated recordings; and many of our online orders are now selected and packed by robots.
Often, CISOs struggle to understand and share precisely what is happening across their estate at all times. To support business change or user demands, organisations have evolved highly sophisticated, interconnected infrastructures, some of which are internally owned and some run by third parties.
Out of 169 IT decision makers that were polled for Talend’s new report, more than 80 per cent said they are planning at least one big data project this year. This is almost double the number we’ve seen in 2016, and just shows how comfortable organisations have become around big data.
Suddenly, everyone is talking about artificial intelligence (AI). But the difference between this ‘next big thing’ and, say, the cloud, big data or any other widely-discussed technology, is that the AI talk goes way beyond the IT department.