When we were hit by the pandemic back in 2020, the world has gone through one of its biggest disruptions and we have been forced to adapt our very way of life. This has only further driven the inevitable move towards digitization at an unprecedented pace.
Studies show that responses to Covid-19 have brought forward the adoption of digital technologies by several years. This is especially true in developed Asian cities where technology adoption is 10 years ahead of what was previously predicted based on surveys and studies.
Businesses ranging across various factors are more likely than ever to say that their main customer interaction happens online. This can be observed in everyday life by the rise of online shopping and e-hailing services as opposed to shopping in physical stores or simply waiting for cabs. Whether we choose to accept it or not, the future of IT is here, and it is here to stay.
Read on to find out 5 trends in tech that will shape the next decade.
To put simply, big data is a set of data of greater variety, complexity and sources that can be extracted and analyzed through the use of systems. The shift online has led to massive data dumping and created a huge data pool. With the help of AI systems, organizations can now extract and segregate this data but there is still room for optimization through data storytelling. Once the information has been extracted, it is then the job of the data expert to break it down and create a narrative that allows for the data to be easily used.
Cloud computing is the use of the internet for storing and managing data on remote servers and accessing said data over the internet as well. With the ever expanding need for storage, cloud based services will continue to rise as well as the demand for cloud computing professionals.
With seemingly everything moving online, and the increase of cyber security threats, there is a growing need to keep the cyberspace secure from both external and internal threats. As we keep moving forward in digitization, cybersecurity is predicted to be one of the biggest growing areas and experts in this line can expect to receive a handsome sum.
The growth of digital platforms such as Facebook and Instagram cannot be denied. This will only continue in an upwards incline. With newer digital platforms emerging, large platforms will be faced with the pressure to keep upgrading and evolving to anticipate the shift in consumer behaviour. It is not a stretch to say that digital platforms can even play a role in creating user trends.
Though we probably aren’t at the age of Ultron just yet, this could very much be our near future. Robots and AI technology have grown so exponentially and the advancements made in these last few years alone have pushed AI technology far beyond what was ever deemed possible. A time when robots are sentient enough to comprehend emotions is near.