Recent IEEE study released the results of a survey of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) in the U.S., U.K., China, India and Brazil regarding the most important technologies for 2021 overall, and among total respondents, nearly one-third (32 percent) say AI and machine learning, followed by 5G (20 percent) and IoT (14 percent). CIOs and CTOs surveyed have sped up adopting some technologies due to the pandemic:
- More than half (55 percent) of respondents have accelerated adoption of cloud computing
- 52 percent have accelerated 5G adoption
- 51 percent have accelerated AI and machine learning
- The adoption of IoT (42 percent), augmented and virtual reality (35 percent) and video conferencing (35 percent) technologies have also been accelerated due to the global pandemic.
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