Numerous reports from research institutions such as Gartner, Forrester, Bain, and Deloitte have predicted trending technology innovations for 2021. This article will introduce the top 10 trending technologies in those reports.
10 - Zero trust
Security is one of the core focuses for businesses, and the zero-trust approach (no default security option) will get more prominent in the next few years.
Gartner predicts that the calculation and security platforms can be categorized to 3 domains:
Platform providing a safe environment to process or analyze personal and sensitive identification data
Platform allowing non-focused data process and analysis
Platform offering encryptions and algorithms prior to data processing or analysis (i.e.: synchronous encryption)
9 - Digital office and remote working
Gartner points out that “working everywhere” is a crucial trend, especially under COVID-19-alike circumstances. Technologies within these domains will get more popular:
Collaboration and productivity increase
Secure remote access
Digital experience quantifiers
Forrester foresees a business shift to local operations, in which technology will allow organizations to expand to new geographical areas.
8 - Human-centric digital experience
The UI/UX and human-centered design technologies will be a core domain. Virtual Reality and Augmented Virtual Reality will be used more and more to enhance the experience.
The multi-experience development platform and low-code development platform will continue to grow, helping to build interactive applications and products as parts of the digital experience with multiple touchpoints for users (i.e.: touch, voice, and gestures).
7 - Super automation
Super automation is the application of advanced technology (i.e.: AI, machine learning) to optimize human resources and automate processes, generating more impacts than the traditional automation approach.
Procedure and IT automation using AI, machine learning, event-driven architecture, and robotic process automation will remain an important movement.
Prominent platforms: UIPath, Blue Prism,...
6 - Internet of Behaviors (IoB)
The Internet of Behaviors (IoB) was introduced by Gote Nyman in 2012. IoB itself possesses social and moral influences that must be clearly understood.
The technology uses digital data obtained from the Internet of Things (IoT) devices to change human behaviors.
For example, satellite data for driving behaviors, social media data to analyze trends, authentication data for security, and more.
5 - Intelligent business processes and platforms from the provider
The agile organizational process to adapt correspondingly to the market or environment conditions. The Covid-19 pandemic has provoked a surge in this trend to enable existing technology and strategic support processes flexibly.
This includes faster decision-making, better supportive tech platforms, and more flexible providers to create possible business capabilities.
4 - 5G
5G promises to reduce delays by 100 times and provide information to construct new solutions.
Higher bandwidth for data sharing, higher transmission speed, and lower delays will certainly enhance the customer experience when connecting devices.
3 - Cybersecurity
With increasingly remote activities, cybersecurity is a must for business.
Gartner determines that cybersecurity will be a core technology in 2021. The security discovery will continue to be a significant movement to protect human identity and devices.
2 - Distributed Cloud
Public Cloud vendors acknowledge the importance of supporting on-demand computing and edge computing. Yet, the continuous demand has tremendously stimulated distributed cloud computing.
According to Gartner, the distributed cloud distributes public cloud services to different real locations while the initial public cloud provider is responsible for service operations, administrations, and updates.
1 - AI Technology
AI technology is on top of the list because of its ability to enhance business continuity values.
Organizations will optimize the advantages of AI through AI-powered operations using DataOps, ModelOps (MLOps), and DevOps.
The use of AI on the Edge platform will increase, allowing AI algorithms to work on the edge of the network (closer to information gathering devices).
Dominant platforms: Databricks, Snowflake, Azure Machine Learning, Amazon Sagemaker...
The journey will continue and these top-notch technologies will further improve in 2021 and more.
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