Tech channel association CompTIA says tech will continue to shape the world and industry executives are entering the new year with a positive outlook.
The association released its IT Industry Outlook 2017 report this week, which predicts that global industry growth will reach 4.1% this year.
Tim Herbert, senior VP for research and market intelligence at CompTIA, says digital business transformation will be a key force for small and large businesses.
"Organisations will have the opportunity to explore advances in virtual reality, artificial intelligence, advanced analytics, the Internet of things, and inevitably, a few unexpected breakthroughs. Those playing catch-up will face growing and potentially new forms of competitive pressures,” says Tim Herbert, senior vice president for research and market intelligence at CompTIA.
CompTIA has revealed what it calls the top 12 trends to affect IT channel, tech and the workforce.