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The Covid crisis is considered one of the biggest challenges for companies of all kinds in recent decades. Home office regulations and in some cases complete closures have drastically changed the working day of the majority of the population. However, as is well known, times of crisis are also always times for new opportunities and developments. The pandemic, for example, has already accelerated digital transformations in private companies as well as public institutions. In order not to lag behind the competition, it is, therefore, advisable to find out about the latest technology trends in advance. This way, you may even become a trendsetter in your own industry. This article will enlighten you about the biggest technological trends for the coming year.
Artificial intelligence has already been deployed by many companies in a wide range of areas over the past year. According to a report by the Boston Consulting Group, 80% of companies are planning to accelerate their digital transformation. Successful implementation of artificial intelligence brings many benefits. Key among them are often performance and competitive advantages. AI is mainly known from areas such as image and speech recognition, navigation apps, voice assistants (Siri, Alexa, …), ride-sharing, or many others. But most importantly, it is also becoming useful in areas of data analytics. Through near real-time analytics, a personalized user experience can be achieved in this process. According to Simplilearn, global spending is estimated to be around $57 billion in 2021.
Due to the switch to home office solutions, the demand for remote solutions also increased extremely. More and more companies have already turned to cloud solutions in the past year. Among other things, these enable employees to access the company software via a browser. Cloud computing will continue to gain in reputation this year. Nevertheless, this technology is no longer considered a trend, it is already mainstream. Increasingly interesting due to a rapidly growing number of IoT devices is edge computing. Bosch predicts that by 2022, there will be approximately 14 billion connected devices in the world. This will create more data in a variety of areas than ever before. Be it through connected devices in cars, oil rigs, or factories.
Many of these devices send their data via Internet connections to the cloud, where it is processed by analytics tools or AI processes. Edge computing, however, allows this data to be processed locally on the device in real time. This technology will be necessary in a wide variety of processes. For example, for autonomous driving, it is essential to process the data from the sensors in real time in order to make decisions as quickly as possible. If latencies were too high, this could cost human lives. Edge computing will most certainly gain momentum at the same time as IoT devices and cyber security increase.
Presumably, employees will continue to be offered home office options in the future. Twitter, for example, has guaranteed their employees an offer of home office options even after the pandemic is over. As a result, technology trends that are offered “as a service” will likely continue to rise this year. Software, for example, will increasingly be used as a decentralized service. Among other things, the goal is to make technologies, such as AI and robotics, available to everyone. Server less computing offers customers the ability to work on core products without having to operate and manage servers. All the benefits of Software as Service technology can be found in this article.
Hybrid cloud solutions in particular are expected to grow rapidly thanks to their speed, ease of control, and security. With solutions as a service, it is easier for companies to scale. Zoom, for example, was able to meet massive pandemic demand because their software is available as a cloud service and they use cloud infrastructure as a framework. This makes it possible to easily scale operations in response to demand. Overall, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) are estimated to grow to $65, $55, and $117 billion in spending, respectively, in 2022.
Wearable technology devices have been commonplace for a number of years. Mainly, this has been about smartwatches, which have provided added value to the end user, especially in the health and fitness sector. The Covid pandemic marks a new trend worth noting. Since people can no longer go to the gym and instead rely on exercising at home, companies like Peloton came to the fore as a result. Peloton offers live streams for home workouts and videos on demand. Exercising from home has become the new normal, as well as synonymous with smart workout devices, wearables, and online competitions.
According to Gartner research, consumer spending on wearable technology will double in 2022. Let’s take Apple as an example. If you’ve been following the company’s latest innovations, you already know that Apple will unveil its first augmented reality headset in 2022. In the long run, this wearable technology is expected to replace the traditional smartphone.
It is well known that the healthcare sector always lags behind somewhat when it comes to digitization. The pandemic, however, significantly accelerated processes, especially in the area of digital health. From now on, innovation is no longer a choice, but a necessity. According to a report for the WHO’s global digital health strategy, the global goal is to make health more accessible to everyone, everywhere. According to the WHO, this requires suitable, accessible, scalable and, above all, sustainable digital solutions and developments. Technologies such as smart and connected devices, big data analytics, artificial intelligence, as well as machine learning and robotics play an important role in this.
If the pandemic has shown us one thing, it is the ability to innovate and adapt at a rapid level as soon as it is really necessary. Therefore, we can also assume here that these new digitalizations will continue to develop and become a constant companion in our everyday lives. Especially for doctors of any kind, mobile applications are often worthwhile to digitize traditional processes.
For years, we’ve been hearing about the benefits and opportunities that can be realized through a nationwide 5G network. With the pandemic and remote work, video conferencing and digital collaboration, the need for reliable connectivity and more bandwidth has grown. Our reliance on smartphones, tablets and other devices underscores the need for ultra-fast connectivity. With no end in sight for home office regulations for now, and employers continuing to offer home office solutions for the future, this interest is not diminishing. China in particular is considered a pioneer in terms of 5G network expansion. All major smartphone manufacturers in the world (Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, Motorolla, …) already released smartphones that support 5G. The new IPhone 12, for example, supports the ultra-fast network.
Overall, of course, it is always difficult to predict which technology trends and innovations will actually be achieved in a set period of time. However, the trends are indisputable. It will remain exciting to see which technologies will continue to develop this year and how they will affect us in our everyday lives. At APP3null, we are always adapting to the latest technology trends and staying on top of the latest techniques and methods – be it Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, IoT, or digital health. Contact us now to discuss further questions and relevant topics.
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