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Top 10 Emerging Technology Trends to Watch in 2021

Emerging Technology Trends to Watch in 2021

Wednesday, 31st March 2021

The technology boom in the past couple of decades has been phenomenal and the growth has left everyone practically reeling as it has been in leaps and bounds, ever since the internet became popular. The period of 2010-2020 has been a decade of disruption wherein 3G networks ushered in a new age of texting and calling. People began to spend more time on their mobile devices, buy things online, and over the past one year, with Covid 19, the boom of online shopping has been unpredictable. 

It is important to be aware of the latest technology trends to connect with customers, interact with them, and to ensure they stay in business. Incorporating with the latest technologies would help streamline operations, alleviate tasks that were once burdensome and automate whatever can be automated and stay ahead of competition.  

So keeping those advantages in mind, have a look at the top tech trends that’s going to remain at the top in 2021.

Technology trends in 2021

  1. Internet of Behavior

Internet of Behavior is an analysis of customer behavior over social media networks and other platforms. Hence, it is an extension of the Internet of Things. While the Internet of Things is all about collecting the data from various devices and making a pattern out of them, IoB is more about combining and processing data from people’s lives and their activities. 

Garter has named IoB as one of the world’s biggest strategic technology trends for 2021. It is all about capturing the digital dust of people’s lives and using them to influence behavior.

When a person goes out for a movie or shopping, the data captured will contain details on the person’s location, preferred mode of transport and maybe favorite food. This data can come from various sources, and determines the customers’ behavioral patterns and choices. 

  1. DevSec Ops

DevSecOps is short for Development, Security and Operations. With the adoption of Microservices, DevSecOps became popular because, with the speed of development and operations come the need for the highest levels of security. DevSecOps is complementary with Agile methodology, and hence creates new solutions for complex software development projects. 

Security protocols are integrated into the DevOps methodology, increasing the chances of preventive and detective security controls while improving operational efficiencies. 

  1. Robotic Process Automation

With RPA or Robotic Process Automation, enterprises will be able to save hundreds of man-hours in a week for mundane, regular, data entry tasks. Bots can take over these daily tasks, enabling staffs to concentrate on other mission-critical tasks. While there are downsides to RPA, it sure is going to stay as it holds the potential to leverage businesses with automated processes, highest productivity levels, accurate insights, greater compliances with lowest risk levels and several more advantages.  

  1. Edge AI

Edge Artificial Intelligence is a blend of the benefits of edge computing and Artificial Intelligence that’s going to rule the roost in 2021. The concept is about running AI algorithms on local devices that have edge computing capability, allowing users to process data in real time. It eliminates all the downsides of AI processes, mainly the usage of substantial computing capacity and the chances of downtime as a result. Current applications of Edge AI include security cameras with Machine Learning, Industrial Internet of Things in automating manufacturing and operational processes, Autonomous vehicles to collect and process necessary inputs in real time and more. 

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  1. 5G

After 4G, 5G is the next generation of cellular services that’s going to be really trendy, as it is expected to be several times faster than 4G LTE. Currently the market leaders for this technology are Switzerland, South Korea and the US.  This technology certainly opens up new realms of technological possibilities for several other businesses, as they can serve their customers much faster and with greater efficacy. 

  1. Cybersecurity Mesh

Cybersecurity Mesh is all about designing and implementing a different, but effective security infrastructure around the nodes of an IT network, and not one perimeter, but several individual perimeter that covers each access point. This is a scalable, reliable and flexible cybersecurity option that enterprises have begun to adopt for providing a more modular, responsive security to their customers. 

  1. Human Augmentation

Human Augmentation takes human intelligence to the next level through Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things. This takes healthcare to a different perspective where it becomes practical possible to cure diseases by experimenting on genes. People with disabilities can use prosthetics that are almost as intelligent as the natural/original ones. 

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Conclusion

The trends for the year 2021, when implemented correctly, will definitely change the face of many businesses. Each of the trends will touch the end users on a deeper, macro level, making it easier for them to do business with you. If you are interested in knowing how these can impact your business positively, get in touch with us, and we will gladly explain them to you.  

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