Next wave of enterprise application while transit toward fourth industrial revolution (4IR) Industry 4.0 that make use of emerging technologies, from the big data, machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of things (IoT) sensor, 5G mobile network (or higher), augmented reality (AR) or whatever reality (WR), robotic process automation (RPA) will help to transform the very fundamental of how human work in modern workspace and future of work.
Whatever modern workspace best practice, from conducting global virtual meetings to letting everyone in different time zones meet virtually at the same time, is one of them. Collaborate or brainstorming with the virtual whiteboard to pull ideas without needing everyone to travel to meet physically, and everyone can access teamwork and enable documents to collaborate for the document creation without needing to wait for the file passing from one to another, to name just a few of it. Invention of the email and instant messaging, virtual private network (VPN) to let remote or anywhere employees to access the secure enterprise network resources to get things done. Deploy of the robotic chatbot that is not just capable to communicate in text, but also capable to perform voice communication AI robots, all make the world direct into one mega direction, to have AI robotics perform and help automated most of the tasks that can be automated and scheduled by AI.
Under that context, the world where AI robotics coexist is matter for the proportion of how many, and how fast enterprises adopt them to gain competitive edge over the rest of competitors. This is why, moving away from the low cost countries where you can tap huge amounts of the low cost labor, may not be the only way multinational corporations (MNC) to gain unfair competitive advantages. But investing in the smart factory will have new strategic advantages that appeal to more and more use cases and context. Short windows of high tech can ask for the premium, but eventually that advantage will decline, as more and more me-too will bring it into mass market acceptable price. From the current smartphone industry, almost each year we get better new products rolled out each year. For those who can wait a while, they can get a better product each year on the road at a better price value, instead of paying for the premium.
User and customer is become smart and wise to make the decision, use back the same smartphone as example, the new innovation is hard to see for each year new product, the most is increment improvement, under that context, the battle field is change for most of the user perception, why pay for the premium, while just couple of months will get another new replacement from another competitor product. It becomes hard for those attempting to practice differentiation when the industry is consolidated and open standards become wise to adopt, where a variety of choice is available. This is why Apple and Android platform battle, make the Android be the market leaders after Apple for some many in the roll.
Next wave of enterprise application will be like what happens right now in those various examples cited above, automation and AI robotics and lower cost of adoption as time goes on. DevSecOps, Value Stream Management (VSM), Low-Code/No-Code Development Platform, be just the beginning, more areas expected to roll out. Enterprises expect to be required to right sizing again, this is the reason why project economy era is rising, as it is the only way to provide project value that brings the positive change value, while the rest can be handled by the automation and robotics AI, where to some extent much more productive than human. For sure after the project economy, the world will continue to evolve, but at current time, digital transformation and project economy organization will be the key priority for the enterprise to mobilize resources to invest over.
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