Over the past few years, the world of software development has experienced a number of structural evolutions. No doubt, the recent shift towards predictive software is positioned as one of the most important disruptions that the industry has experiences since it was created.
After the first two disruptions, the automation of operational tasks ( “on-premise software” ) and the introduction of cloud computing, which accelerated the production and exchange of data, this third technological disruption is now launching the golden age of Big Data and predictive analytics to solve business problems.
More usable data over the last two years than since the beginning of mankind
This new step, made possible by the Cloud storage of millions of bytes of data, is going to have major impacts over the next few years and will contribute to the emergence of disruptive ideas in all areas. Remember: we have created more usable data over the last two years than since the beginning of mankind. Specifically, this represents, for example, hundreds of millions of professional data exchanged.
Intelligent software has machine learning capabilities
Having said this, we are witnessing the emergence of a long term trend that can take advantage of this mass of information . The algorithms of the new generation give meaning to the millions of bytes of stored data, and offer professionals as well as the general public high added value services, that are based on reliable information, and are constantly updated and adapted to the context in which they are being used. The software then becomes “intelligent” and goes well beyond the automated operations used previously to deliver, for example, predictive information that will help the user in the identification and resolution of complex problems.
User power multiplied by ten
This is a fantastic opportunity for companies that choose this route, yielding a strong positive impact on their businesses. An all new experience is promised to users, who are going to be able to benefit from “augmented reality”, while still retaining total control. Tomorrow’s greatest managers will be those who can take advantage of this new revolution by using the power of machine learning to gain insights that will enhance the intelligence of their data and improve their performance. We do not take the pessimistic vision of a world guided by master data robots of data in the place of users. On the contrary, more than ever, this technological disruption focuses on the intelligence of the decision maker, by giving him a role as an advocate and by increasing the value of his proactive role in business. It is up to him to profit from these new resources in his possession to help him guide growth.