By Shashank Mani Tripathy
Technology is growing at a rapid pace in recent times. The COVID-19 pandemic has also worked as a catalyst to help grow the adoption of cutting-edge technologies by businesses. The role and impact of technology in both, our personal and working lives, is increasing every day. This has positively affected the demand for skilled tech professionals who can easily manage the technical needs of the organisations.
Enlisted here are the most notable technology trends that are bound to dominate the year 2021.
1. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence has improved operations for many companies and businesses from past decades. The pandemic made its usage more often. AI has helped in the suggestions customers get when shopping on Amazon, or other online shopping apps. It involves the security of our transactions and to detect fraud.
2. Cyber security
The benefit of this technology is that it allows people to place the security wall around individuals rather than the entire organization. The sudden rise in remote workforces and cloud technology has affected the security of company assets outside the company’s perimeter. With the help of cybersecurity mesh, the security perimeter goes beyond and covers individuals working remotely.
Blockchain offers security in the information transaction that is useful in many ways to software. Blockchains are consensus-driven, so no one entity can take control of the data. A blockchain developer specializes in developing and implementing architecture and solutions using blockchain technology. Not being able to change the previous blocks is what makes it so secure.
4. Robotic Process Automation
RPA is the use of software to automate business processes such as interpreting applications, processing transactions, dealing with data and even automated replies in emails. RPA automates repetitive tasks that people used to do. It is also creating new jobs while alternating existing jobs. RPA offers plenty of career opportunities, including developer, project manager, business analyst, etc.
5. Hybrid cloud
Hybrid Cloud is easy and convenient to use. This is the reason most businesses are moving towards hybrid cloud models. Giant public cloud providers have started focusing on the hybrid cloud. These include Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle, Azure, etc. It deals with challenges like privacy, security & compliance and exponential data growth.
6. Internet of Things (IoT)
IoT defines a network of internet-enabled physical objects. It connects potential objects to interact and catch others on the internet. IoT is the future and has already enabled devices, home appliances, cars and many more. It can enable safety, efficiency and decision making for businesses as data is collected and analysed.