The “Research Report on the Evolution of Computing”, prepared by LogicMonitor among 500 managers and IT directors of companies operating around the world, shows that artificial intelligence (AI) will stay with us for good. Especially now, with the shift to remote working and widespread digitization, AI is playing an increasingly important role in automating business processes and creating new implementation opportunities.
As many as 88 percent of respondents said automation is already being developed and implemented in their business, and 94 percent. expects the pressure to implement AI-based automation to increase over the next two years. Among companies that use AI on a daily basis, 74%. said that was it artificial intelligence is what matters most these days. They use it to automate time-consuming business processes, freeing up employees to take on more strategic and creative tasks. Common and simple activities are supported by the IS.
Automation, however, is only one use of AI. This type of technology is also used in many other fields, and the World Economic Forum in its report “The Future of Jobs Report 2020” predicts that AI will put 85 million people out of work by 2025, but at the same time create 97 million new jobs in the same period. Earnings in this sector often start from 10 thousand. PLN per month, reaching even 28-30 thousand. zloty.
Everything in the cloud
Another report – this time compiled by the Central Statistical Office – “Information Society in Poland”, states that in the previous year 24% of paid cloud computing services were used. companies in Poland. It’s about 7 percent. more than in 2019. There are no data for this year yet, however According to Eurostat, the European average is 36%. This means that we still have significant and sustained growth potential.
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Polish companies most often use cloud computing services: e-mail (75%), office packages (64%), file storage (53%), financial management support systems (35%) and hosting databases (34%). At the end of the most popular services are CRM systems in the cloud (20%) and the use of the computing power available in the cloud computing model for the needs of its own applications (15%). The use of the cloud is enormous and the advantages brought by such services are above all faster possibilities for the implementation of new services and products, as well as reduced infrastructure maintenance costs. It should be noted that, among other things, the need to invest in equipment.
The cloud is also about entertainment (eg Netflix, Steam) and social media (Facebook, TikToK). Indeed, today it is difficult to identify a service that does not use the cloud more or less.
The cloud also offers great opportunities to scale your business. If we have fewer customers, we can reduce resource usage and pay less. If more – expand the possibilities with just a few mouse clicks. It does that businesses can grow flexibly and are always ready for dynamic growth.
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Blockchain as an enabler of new business models
Blockchain technology guarantees high operational transparency, security and credibility of business processes and enables the implementation of new innovative business models.
Currently, blockchain is mostly associated with cryptocurrencies, but it should be noted that we already have many blockchain-based projects that operate in the entertainment, logistics, real estate, esports, and healthcare industries. The Ethereum blockchain offers very great opportunities. For example, EthLance is a platform for freelancers who want to work and set up shop using Ether (ETH) cryptocurrency, and OpenSea is a decentralized platform for selling and buying collectibles. digital. Everything is based on the Ethereum blockchain. Another project, UpLand, lets you buy and sell digital real estate – over a million different locations have already been sold at the time of writing.
One of the most exciting blockchain projects this year is Axie Infinity, an online game that rewards players for time spent and allows you to earn money. Axie has quest and battle tasks similar to those in the Pokemon series, and if we do very well we get tokens for winning fights, which can then be sold. Everything in line with the play-to-earn model, i.e. play and win.
These three technologies – artificial intelligence, cloud and blockchain – will play an increasingly important role in the future.