Top 9 Technology Trends That Will Shape Innovations In 2021
Emerging technology has always played an essential role in our life. It has created an impact in almost every phase of human life by shaping innovations across the globe. And ever since the onset of a pandemic like Covid19, the IT world has not remained the same. From endless zoom meetings and managing everything remotely to online classes and studies, IT has remained a central task force in keeping this world connected and functioning. With this, the world has, in fact, realized the growing dependency on the IT industry, especially at times of emergency.
In such a scenario staying up to date about the trending technology has become vital for keeping everything sane and smooth. It simply means learning more and more about the IT world and its scope. At Parel Creative, we do the same. And that’s why we are one of the best IT companies in India that focus on providing result-oriented IT solutions for every client. Want to know more about our services? Get in touch with us now!
Today on this National Technological Day, we are here with some of the top technological trends that will be a big hit in the near future. Being a very complex topic, we have tried our best to keep everything easy. Let’s get started!
1. Cybersecurity Mesh
Cybersecurity mesh is an evolving technological trend that will hold great importance in redefining cybersecurity in real and virtual spaces. With increased digitization in every sector due to Covid and the pandemic-driven shift to digital migration and remote work, this can prove to be helpful in combating the increased cybersecurity challenges that come with it. It provides enhanced internet security to anything that contains your digital assets, devices, information, etc. and builds a safety boundary around any network user. It does this by implementing a security system around each individual access point rather than focusing on all the devices as a single unit.
It will ensure that the right information is being passed on to the right user and in the right amount. Not only that, the cybersecurity mesh will be able to detect ransomware, cyber-attacks, data breaches, and other internet malpractices more efficiently than many other security systems available now.
You might have heard about the recent surge in the usage of digital currency ‘Bitcoins‘. Well, blockchain is that very technology that’s behind this cryptocurrency. Blockchain is a kind of database that holds information in blocks that are, in fact, chained together in chronological order. It also eliminates centralized control and third-party interference. Although it can store different types of information, the most common use has been as a ledger for transactions.
Blockchain technology is now being adopted by every other booming industry such as healthcare, eCommerce, finance, retail, etc. Moreover, it has proved to be excellent in maintaining transparency without compromising on security. With blockchains, companies can also focus on creating traceable supply chains that are free from problems such as theft, counterfeit, and loss of goods.
3. Hybrid Clouds
With the recent increase in remote working things, cloud-based solutions have become a favourite among many businesses. Hybrid clouds are known for their efficiency in data accessibility and scalability from anywhere at any time. It connects two or more computing environments, mostly a private cloud, with other public cloud services and proprietary software to facilitate communication. This would help a great deal in enhancing the business operations by securing data sharing in private and on-premise infrastructure.
Hybrid clouds also facilitate greater flexibility and agility when working with data. Not being tied to one central location, organizations with remote working people can on-demand access the data easily. It is also cost-effective while giving you more control over your data.
4. Edge Computing
This is one of the computing techniques that cater to the need for the smooth functioning of large data. With an increased dependency on cloud systems, the latency of getting data to a data centre for processing became an issue. That is where edge computing stands as a popular choice that ensures low latency and high-speed data processing. It works on the simple theory of bringing computation and data storage closer to the location to get the maximum speed for processing. This means the data is either processed by the device itself or by a local computer or server instead of transmitting to a data centre that can be thousands of miles away.
The edge computing system will see increased use in internet-connected devices and applications that need real-time computing power. With the high cost of bandwidth for cloud computing, edge computing can be a real lifesaver for many companies, along with being the growth factor in the server and storage market.
5. Artificial Intelligence
Familiar with ‘Siri‘ and ‘Alexa‘? They might be the perfect example to explain artificial intelligence in a nutshell. As the name suggests, artificial intelligence is the simulation of human intelligence in machines whose thinking and actions then closely resemble a human being. Artificial intelligence has become a trending technology in every sector for its notable qualities such as superiority in image and speech recognition, navigation apps, smartphone personal assistants, ride-sharing apps and more. Being a necessity in most organizations, artificial intelligence can play a tremendous role in ensuring better business predictions, detecting changing customer behaviour, predicting demand for services, sentiment analysis, and industrial automation.
Artificial intelligence will also play a key role in helping industries to make better decisions about resource utilization using real-time data analysis. Further, with AI, the machine can even detect who and what is in a photo, spot spam, or detect credit card fraud. The possibilities are immense!
6. Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
As the name suggests, it’s another software technology utilized for automating jobs. It creates software robots to perform various repetitive or rule-based digital processes. Some of the prevalent examples include interpreting applications, processing transactions, replying to emails, troubleshooting, customer order processing, call centre operations and so on. Jumping on its benefits, it delivers various perks to many types of businesses worldwide like reduced cost, greater accuracy and overall improved business outcomes such as increased customer satisfaction and higher ROI.
In short, this technology of RPA can create a mark in helping organizations to deal with mundane and repetitive tasks and thereby replace them with other essential and creative tasks. This, in turn, can help in boosting its productivity, efficiency and resilience.
7. Quantum Computing
Quantum computing is a remarkable technology that uses quantum phenomena such as superposition and entanglement for computation purposes. Well, the word quantum here suggests quantum mechanics, which studies the physical properties of nature at the atomic and subatomic levels. It is also one of those technologies involved in developing Covid vaccines due to its ability to query, monitor, analyze and act on data. Quantum computing is also widely applied in high-frequency trading, fraud detection, banking and financial sectors.
A notable feature that helps this technology stand apart is its computational power, which is a lot faster than the computations done by a regular computer- a feat known as ‘Quantum Supremacy. Today, many huge brands, including Microsoft, Google, Honeywell, and Splunk, are active in bringing innovations in this technology.
8. Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Ever played the game ‘Pokemon Go? If yes, then you have been lucky to witness augmented reality. It adds life to digital elements by enabling live view using the camera of a smartphone. While augmented reality focuses on adding new elements to your reality, virtual reality is all about creating a whole new reality for you. With virtual reality, you can virtually tour locations no matter where you are. Some of the virtual reality headsets include the Oculus Quest, the Valve Index and the HTC Vive Cosmos. On the other hand, AR requires AR devices such as Microsoft HoloLens to virtually place things like floating app windows and 3D decorations around you.
Although both have been used popularly in gaming sectors, it is also a part of the simulation software used to train U.S. Navy, Army and Coast Guard ship captains. In 2021, these technological trends will see themselves integrating with the training, entertainment, education and marketing sectors.
The next technological trend that will hit high is the 5G mobile network, also known as the 5th generation or ‘mmWaves‘. While 4G satisfied us with high-speed internet for a smooth web browsing experience, the great successor 5G is meant to deliver higher multi-Gbps data speed based on advanced technologies like AR and VR. It is expected to virtually connect everyone, including machines, objects and devices and will see significant use in HD cameras, traffic management or smart retail.
Now major telecom companies such as Verizon, Apple, Nokia Corp, etc., are on their way to creating 5G applications that will probably launch in 2021. On to its performance, the 5G technology is also expected to have greater bandwidth, increased download speed, ultra-low latency, massive network capacity, and low error rate. While 5G can carry a lot of data with great speed, it also means compromising its shorter range.
Congratulations, You Made It Through!
We have so many innovations happening worldwide that it’s time to truly get familiar with these trending technologies because investing time and resources in the right technology means getting successful in attracting the market in 2021. Out of all the technologies in the world, the above-mentioned ones are sure to impact this world in a mesmerising way.
And that’s it for now. Hope this article helped in introducing you to various technological developments and innovations. At Parel Creative, the best website development company in India, we provide multiple services in the IT field such as branding, UI/UX design, web development, digital marketing and much more. To avail of our services, contact us now!