Top Tech Trends of 2021 Every CIO Needs to Know
It seems nothing remains in this world without the streaks of digital footprint. As the world moves to the end of the decade, things are governed more by digital intelligence than manual efforts. It’s all turning native to the digital environment in fact; every sector is defining things digitally. Everything around human beings is getting time-stamped and acquiring a digital manifestation including emotions.
Intelligent runabouts, robotic healthcare practice, predictive business analysis, and human-like machines are making human life far simple and smart. Within the last decade, earth has witnessed a lot of historical makeover across all sectors. Businesses gained an unprecedented advantage through new technologies. However, as new tech-trends are emerging, let’s check what the top technology trends are in 2020.
- AI Technology and AI Security:
Of the most game-changing technologies of this decade, Artificial Intelligence is going to disrupt almost every sector going forward. The impact of simulated-intelligence is already visible across different business streams. To enhance enterprise experience and business models more closely to customer preferences, AI adoption is becoming a quintessential factor for every business.
However, owning an in-house developed AI systems cost a lot for enterprises. Therefore, it could be more visible in the form of Software-as-a-service. As its demand grows high and more use cases are deriving, AI might be a part of every technology hereafter. It can have a prominent role in the decision-making panel aiding the think-tanks.
Along with these promising features, AI is prone to high-level security threats. In the coming decade, businesses have to take serious attention to tackle intelligent security challenges such, data poisoning, intelligent model theft, tricking adversarial examples in machine learning practices, etc.
2. Autonomous Technology:
The development of autonomous-things including robots, intelligence appliances, driverless cars, self-driven delivery drones, automated trucks, and ships are in the talk for years. Tesla has already equipped its vehicles with all the essential hardware to turn it into a fully autonomous wagon anytime.
However, by 2020 it is expected that autonomous technology will spread its grip beyond the controlled industrial environments. Despite the numerous failed public performance tests, autonomous technology in the transportation system has been on the move to reach its destination.
Even though full-fledged autonomous transportation is still at far to reach, significant achievements have been made across this industry. A sister concern of Google WAYMO ferried 6299 passengers in its self-driving minivan in one of the Robo-taxi pilot programs in California. Thus, crossing the hurdles such as user tests, federal regulations and social acceptance autonomous technologies are growing its social and technical compliance.
3. Distributed Cloud Architecture:
In 2020 businesses hear more about micro-cloud infrastructures. It refers to availing public cloud infrastructure outside the centralized cloud environment. Being so, micro-cloud environments can solve a lot of latency issues and data sovereignty problems prevailing in current scenarios.
Being far from the cloud data center doesn’t mean the cloud administration will do by any external dealers. In a distributed cloud infrastructure the provider will take care of all operations. Including the delivery, deployment, service, and updates the providers will perform the service.
4. Democratization Trend:
Enabling common people to leverage advanced technologies as easy as possible is called democratization in technology. Democratization opens access to design and develop applications using technical tools with little training. Going forward new forms of democratization can be visible across the business and social sectors.
To illustrate, website development was a complex process that involves perplexing codes and strings back then. However, today, a school student can build a sophisticated website without any technical expertise.
Providing data accessibility to the business sectors could democratize data and analytics for a broad business development prospects for small scale businesses. Plus, democratizing tech development enables people to upscale the reach of advanced technology across society. It further increases the knowledge of people and results in tech-enabled social empowerment.
5. Advanced Edge Computing (Empowered Edge):
Delivering computing power to the end network and devices are going to be the trend in cloud computing in 2020. To reduce latency and improve computing performance with service, an empowered edge serves as an exceptional technology. This redefined cloud computing model is also called as device-democracy.
Within a few years, the world will have to deal with more IoT devices than the human population. The major challenge that is would pause would be the effective governance of the decentralized and interconnected network. Hence, by providing computing power and security at the end devices empowered edge can ensure secure and effective operation.
As it facilitates the business to be settled at the edge itself, more electronic devices are attracted to adapt this technology. Thus, by next year the adoption of edge computing can be more visible cross internet-enabled devices.
6. Human Augmentation Technology:
Leaving the limitations behind, technology is advanced to support human beings to chaise beyond their capabilities. Thus, technology is ready to help people to push their limits and break the fences. Through smart wearable, artificial implants, exoskeletons, human-machine interfaces, augmented reality, gene editing, smart drugs, big data technology s amplifying human capabilities by far.
The different forms of augmented technologies such as sensory augmentation, functional augmentation (biological), brain augmentation and genetic augmentation are about to take off its reach by 2020. Cognitive augmentation already made the movement by employing big data technologies. It also involves ethical and social implications. Hence, augmented decision making and productive tools would unroll a new scope for humanity in the coming age.
7. Hyper-automation Tools:
Hyperautomation is the advanced version of automation technologies. Applying Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to production, manufacturing, business operation process this technology augment productivity. This technique can be made use in all streams in a productive process including robotic machinery in industries, smart business management processes and interconnect data, software, and tools.
The features that hyper-automation offers are tremendous in different industries. It enables industries to realize the revenue inflow and expense early. Plus, it helps to achieve the maximum impact with an uninterrupted working channel. Besides, using cognitive process automation techniques, businesses can build a predictive system along with smart management systems.
8. Immersive Experience Technology:
Immersive experience redefines the way users perceive the world. It is going to supercharge the experience, especially in the entertainment field. Additionally, the scope of immersive experience is growing high and spreading across different business sectors as well.
It is expected to amplify online shopping experience, design building, architecture, and other consumer experiences. The advanced computer sensors that can take our senses to the virtual world are gaining popularity across industries. It uses Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Mixed reality and sophisticated sensory technologies to deliver such an immersive experience in reality.
As it promises enhanced and more engaging experience for all users, businesses are moving to a broader perspective. Hence, in the coming decades, immersive experience will overtake business and marketing tactics intact.
9. Data Transparency and traceability:
Tons of data are exchanged across the network each moment. Enterprises are turned out to be data-driven business practices and customer-centric commerce. And people are getting aware of the value of their data. Therefore they are more concerned about the way data has been handled and used.
The data policy issues stirred among the Facebook and Google users are an observable example.
The importance of data transparency and traceability is more involved in the accountability, integrity, and ethics of data processing. Customers are very vigilant about their data and they need accountability. Hence, businesses are paying more attention to ensure data transparency and traceability.
10. Extended Blockchain Use cases:
The practical scope of Blockchain technology is evolving with advanced uses cases. Once it serves as a distributed ledger for the fair transaction of bitcoins alone. However, today, the incredible features of Blockchain are changing the game quite loudly.
Transparency and security are the prominent features of Blockchain technology. As it works as a distributed ledger, each data is recorded in a block and secured with a digital signature. And every block will be sequenced in its chronological order. The nodes/computers in a network can access the data blocks but cannot alter its value. Hence it became a promising digital ledger for many business sectors.
In the coming days, the application of Blockchain can be perceptible in supply chain operations, asset management process, insurance claim processing, money lending platforms, IoT devices, healthcare management, federal document processing, public organizations and so on.
12. Predictive healthcare Practice:
The era of smart healthcare has been in practice for years. Tele-medicine is a popular example of the smart healthcare model. Technology has facilitated to take healthcare to new modes as telecommunication and robotics ensured reliable support. Today, technologies fuel the end-to-end healthcare system to achieve maximum efficiency.
New methods of precision medicine and personalized treatment approaches are available today. Through the advancements in artificial intelligence and genomics doctors cloud drive a more sophisticated data-driven diagnosis and treatment. This patient data-oriented approach enabled the practitioners to carry out better predictive healthcare practice.
Therefore, leaping forward, new applications will further enhance the treatments and facilitates more affordable healthcare for everyone.
13. 5G Network Technology:
One of the most awaited technologies that are going to disrupt every business sector is the 5G network. Promising unmatched mobile internet connectivity with 20 times faster data exchange than the current network, 5G is expected to make a lot of wonders across all walkways of life.
However, it is not sure, how affordable it would be from the user perspective. Yet, it seems the enthralling features offset the cost factors.
The possibilities that 5G offers are unseen and the potential it holds for businesses and end-users is generous. Unfortunately, our world today is not equipped to explore the potential of this technology. It needs to revamp the existing infrastructure, device capabilities, and network environment.
The technology trends that the world is going to witness are not limited to this list. As technology grows to new peaks, new modes of solution would replace the trends. Anyhow, 2020 would be an amazing year to explore and more digital tools and trends would escort us to the new decade.