What Do the Next Five Years Look Like for IT Professionals?

What Do the Next Five Years Look Like for IT Professionals?



This blog consists of opinions and commentary on how the IT profession will look in the next five years.

Read on for more details and commentary on virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), work optimization, and emerging technologies.

Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR):

In the next five years, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) will significantly benefit tech workers by providing insights into user workflows. Whether it be an “avatar” in the Metaverse or working from a desktop, using direct inputs from work tasks can display critical insights in a heads-up fashion to support daily work. While some of these systems are already in full force, advances in artificial intelligence (AI) techniques such as natural language processing (NLP), speech and image recognition, and deep learning, companies will begin receiving insights more efficiently and seamlessly than ever before – these technologies will paint 360-degree views on any entity holding relevancy.

The ability to comprehend and understand knowledge in 360-degree views presented on easy-to-use dashboards is something Mindbreeze is already helping companies across the world achieve.

To summarize, the technology is already there, and with AI continuing to adapt, the number of companies using VR/AR will grow significantly in the next five years.

Optimizing IT Work:

With numerous intelligent technologies becoming the foundation of company growth, IT professionals must be ready to implement and deploy to make work more accessible to their workforce. Digital dexterity within an organization will increase successful digital transformation.

The increase in functionality and personalization with intelligent technologies will lead IT professionals to understand data surrounding the entirety of their infrastructure. Automation with AI-based tools to minimize repeatable tasks will allow IT workers to focus on more complex problems and strategies.

Emerging Technologies and Trends:

AI-driven question answering we see in large language models is an emerging technology. Language models will be critical moving forward with enterprises as long as the model is trained on company data for ultimate security and protection.

This AI technology enforces effortless knowledge-finding for employees by answering questions from inside the organization with direct extraction from source content by connecting data into a robust knowledge base.

Low-code personalization and customization will open doors for workforces across the globe. Not too many people classify themselves as technology experts, making low-code and no-code applications a tempting deployment.

Another significant trend will be toward pre-trained models to automatically recognize and extract key information from unstructured text data. Text summarization will also be on the rise. Text summarization requires large language models and data extraction to provide snippets of helpful information buried in extensive, overwhelming text passages.

Simplifying the use of AI will let users fully leverage the technology and see more ROI for the company.


Want to discuss IT trends and upcoming predictions for IT professionals? We would welcome a conversation! Reach out to our dedicated team of experts today.