Currents Trends in IT
Every year, each field witnesses growth and adapts new inclinations. Given that we are currently in the age of digital transformation, technological trends stand out among all others. The digital mesh will consist of automated devices, robots, humans, services and content, all driven by disruptive technological trends. We are here to discuss the top trends of IT in 2019 that are going to shape the future of business operations for the rest of the year.
Ø Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Artificial intelligence (AI) essentially involves harnessing the power of algorithms and machine learning to teach machines to identify, comprehend and mimic human behavior. Though it has been around for quite some time, this year we have witnessed AI combined with machine learning (ML) entering into the business platform to enable smart business operations. Also, a convergence of AI, ML and learning technologies is expected to enter into business operations for better accuracy and faster speeds.
Ø Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality
A combination of augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and mixed reality (MR) called R+ has been the face of visual technology in 2019. This year we see some really fascinating and practical applications being presented by the R+. This technology, which has only pertained to video gaming, by far, has now entered into the fields of engineering and design, manufacturing, space programs and healthcare. It is also going to alter the way in which people collaborate over large geographies. AR went through a tremendous growth in 2019 and is expected to grow even more in the remainder of the year.
Ø Blockchain Technology
Blockchain technology has been in play since 2008, and though it is directly correlated to cryptocurrency, its heightened sense of security makes it useful for many applications, primarily data security. In its most basic form, blockchain technology holds data that is neither changeable nor deletable. Not being able to modify the existing data becomes its biggest advantage and hence it is going to take a significant role in protecting all kinds of data such as personal and medical data. Currently, blockchain technology is being used to revolutionize global supply chain.
Ø Internet of Things (IoT)
Technology experts speak about the Internet of Things as the future. We have many things today that function by staying connected to the Internet and each other. This technology enables many of our devices such as cars, security systems, household appliances, etc. There were around 8.4 billion devices in 2017, and IoT is still in the primary stages of development. This number is expected to increase four fold, coming close to 31 billion devices by 2020. Hence in the second half of 2019, IoT is a trend expected to dominate the technological world.
Ø 5G Speeds
We all have known and been using 4G to its maximum potential over the past few years. Connectivity has become stronger, easier and better. But 4G is soon going to become a thing of the past. With all the networking giants promising 5G speeds, connectivity is about to become revolutionized, with 2019 ready to witness speed increased by 10 times. Also all the current trends we discussed above heavily depend on the speed of the Internet. Hence 5G speeds are going to be the thing-of-day, and will have a main focus in 2019 and better part of 2020.
As each week and month passes by, we see new technologies evolving all around us. But for the near future, the game changers in technology are going to be the ones mentioned above. With the potential these technologies have, there is going to be an ever-increasing demand for skilled professionals. We, at Agility-Staffing strive keep you updated and prepared for all the current demands of the industry. Contact us for more info!