Technology is changing at an exponentially fast pace today.
However, it’s not only technological trends and advanced technologies that are evolving. Many things have changed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has made it clear to Information Technology professionals that their role won’t remain, identical within the world of tomorrow.
And if you wish to spend most of your time at home, here are new technology trends to watch and try in 2021, and possibly gain access to any of the jobs that will be created by these new tech trends.
AI is undoubtedly one of the biggest trends in technology today and in 2021. It will become an even more valuable tool to help us interpret and understand the world around us. The volume of data we collect on healthcare, infection rates, and the success of the measures we take to prevent the spread of infection will continue to increase.
This means that machine learning algorithms will be better informed and increasingly sophisticated in the solutions they reveal to us.
From computer vision systems monitoring the ability of public places to analyze interactions uncovered by contact tracing initiatives, self-learning algorithms will spot connections and knowledge that would go unnoticed by manual human analysis.
They will help us forecast the demand for services from hospitals and other health care providers, and allow administrators to make better decisions about when and where to deploy resources.
For businesses, the challenge will be understanding changing customer behavior. Human activity will be done more online, whether it be shopping, dating, virtual work environments, meetings or recruiting.
In 2021, we can expect the tools we use to analyze these behavioral changes to become more sophisticated and increasingly meet the budget and infrastructure demands of a growing number of organizations.
Robotic process automation (RPA)
As AI and machine learning, robotic process automation, or RPA is another technology that automates tasks. RPA is the use of software to automate business processes such as interpreting applications, processing transactions, processing data, and even responding to emails. RPA automates the repetitive tasks that people used to do.
Cloud computing has become mainstream, with major players AWS (Amazon Web Services), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform dominating the market. The adoption of cloud computing continues to grow as more companies migrate to a cloud solution. But the emerging tech trend is the Edge.
As the amount of data that organizations process keeps increasing, they have realized the shortcomings of cloud computing in certain situations. Edge computing is designed to help solve some of these problems in order to bypass the latency caused by cloud computing and move the data to a data center for processing.
Although most people think of blockchain technology in relation to cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, blockchain provides security that is useful in many other ways. In the simplest terms, blockchain can be described as data that you cannot add, delete, or modify.
Hence the term “string” because you are creating a data string.
Additionally, blockchains are consensus-driven, so no single entity can take control of the data. With blockchain, you don’t need a trusted third party to oversee or validate transactions.
5G -An improved Connectivity.
A faster, more reliable internet doesn’t just mean that we can load web pages faster and spend less time waiting for videos to load on Youtube. Each successive advancement in mobile connectivity from 3G has opened up new use cases for the internet.
3G has made web browsing and data services useful on mobile devices, 4G has led to the growth of streaming video and music platforms with increasing bandwidths, and 5G, likewise, will open more doors in terms of what is possible.
5G means that services based on advanced technologies such as augmented reality and virtual reality (see below). As well as cloud gaming platforms like Google’s Stadia or NVidia’s GeForce Now become a viable proposition, anywhere and anytime. They also threaten to make cable and fiber optic networks redundant, because they need us to be tied to a particular place. read also 5G is 90% more energy-efficient than 4G, according to Nokia
In short, 5G and other advanced broadband networks are making all of the other trends we are talking about here accessible anywhere and anytime. Complex machine learning applications based on real-time access to big data sources can be realized in the field, thanks to automation.
The Norwegian fishing operator Salmar, which uses a 5G network to automate the care and feeding of its fish, is a good example. Image recognition algorithms are used to detect which fish are eating too much or not enough, and automatically distribute the food and medicine needed to keep them healthy. Initiatives like this will become increasingly important in 2021 when companies look to further automate their workforce.
Cyber Security may not seem like emerging technology, given that it has been around for a long time, but it is evolving just like other technologies.
Malicious hackers trying to illegally gain access to data won’t give up anytime soon, and they will continue to find ways to pass even the toughest security measures. As long as we have hackers, cyber security will remain a trendy technology as it will constantly evolve to defend against these attacks.
Virtual reality and augmented reality
Virtual reality immerses the user in an environment while AR enhances their environment. While this technological trend has been primarily used for games, it has also been used for training, such as “VirtualShip,” simulation software used to train captains of ships in the United States Navy, Army, and Navy. coast guard.
In 2021, we can expect these forms of technology to become more integrated into our lives.
The Distributed Cloud
The Distributed Cloud is where cloud services are distributed to different physical locations. This enables businesses to have cloud resources closer to their physical location where data resides and business activities take place.
Companies benefit from the public cloud (operation, governance, and evolution) and therefore do not need to manage their own private cloud, which allows them to reduce costs.
Distributed cloud is the future of cloud
Smart and flexible business
Intelligent composable business is a technological trend that allows companies to adapt and reorganize themselves according to any situation.
Companies must offer better access to information and enrich it in a reactive and agile way. This requires autonomy and democratization of the company, allowing services to react to certain situations, without having to go through tedious processes.