To help organisations prepare for 2017 top technology experts have given their insight on what trends will be emerging for machine learning, cloud, IoT and business analytics, IT operations and DevOps, and security. With the cloud price wars winding down, where does competition go next? In security, it’s going to be the year that a ransomware marketplace emerges and information gets weaponised. 2017 will see industries leveraging machine learning for predictive maintenance. And IT professionals and engineers will bring analytics into the mainstream.