Posted on January 14, 2019 by staff

AI and cloud top employees’ tech wish-list


Harnessing AI can make roles easier and less time-consuming

Artificial intelligence and cloud services top the technologies most desired by British workers, according to a new study.

Thirty-five per cent of 1,000 people surveyed by business software and services firm Advanced were keen for their company to invest in cloud tech, where users can remotely access software and applications stored on secure servers and networks managed by an external cloud computing host.

Thirty-five per cent also advocated the harnessing of AI to make their roles easier and less time-consuming.

AI-driven programmes have the capabilities to sift through huge amounts of information and data to harvest valuable insights in a much quicker and accurate manner compared to human efforts.

The data was analysed by training and qualification provider

“Technology has become an integral part of the working world. It has allowed individuals to become more efficient in the way they conduct their professional tasks and responsibilities,” said Joseph Scott, a spokesperson from the

“As various technology develops, it will undoubtedly capture the attention of employees seeking to utilise the tools that will allow them to become more proficient at their job.

“This research certainly highlights the current technology which is creating the biggest impression on British employees to regularly assist them in their working life.”

Interestingly, 31 per cent are keen to utilise predictive analytics techniques such as data mining and machine learning, to analyse historical information/data to predict what might happen in the future.

For instance, individuals could apply the relevant principles and methods from predictive analytics to assess the varying impact each potential final Brexit deal could have on their organisations long-term success and sustainability.

Contrastingly, augmented reality ranked as the least appealing technology, with only 17 per cent of employees wanting to harness it in their job each day.

Slightly above, 18 per cent are happy for ‘robots’ – or configured software – to automate the tasks and responsibilities they believe are mundane, which is known as robotic process automation.