With the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, certain parts of the world are still in lockdown due to the global pandemic. Numerous companies and businesses have been forced to adopt digital transformation in a big way. More companies have move online in the past six months than in the last decade. Following this pattern, here are some digital technology trends that we believe will dominate in 2021.
Cybersecurity meshes, allow access any digital security asset – no matter its location. The technology is that it allows people to place the security wall around individuals rather than the entire organization. The drastic rise in remote workforces and cloud technology has affected the security of a company’s assets outside the company’s perimeter. Thanks to cybersecurity mesh technology, the security perimeter goes beyond, covering individuals working remotely.
Businesses are migrating towards the hybrid cloud model. Hybrid cloud is more convenient helping businesses to strike a balance for their distinct cloud infrastructural needs. Most of public cloud providers have started focusing on the hybrid cloud including Amazon Web Services(AWS), Google Cloud, Azure, Oracle, and IBM. All of them aim at dealing with different customer challenges including:
The coronavirus pandemic has forcefully reinvented the way we operate our business. The current lockdowns have led to the common acceptance of the work from home formulas. And many pundits argue that this work-from-home policy will outlast the pandemic. We have seen many tech giants extending the work from home flexibility to their staff. Part of what made this a reality was the deployment of smart work from home tools such as WebEx, Zoom, and Microsoft Teams. Such apps have witnessed massive usage over the past few months, and this is expected to continue even in 2021
Next remarkable technology trend is quantum computing, a form of computing that takes advantage of quantum phenomena like superposition and quantum entanglement. This amazing technology has been involved in preventing the spread of the coronavirus, and the development of potential vaccines. Another field for quantum computing is banking and finance, to manage credit risk, for high frequency trading and fraud detection. As people continue to realize the power of quantum computing, we are more likely to witness its application in many industries in 2021 and beyond.
Like AI and Machine Learning, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), is another technology that is automating jobs. RPA uses software to automate business processes such as interpreting applications, processing transactions, dealing with data, and even replying to emails. RPA automates repetitive tasks that people used to do. RPA offers plenty of career opportunities, including developer, project manager, business analyst, solution architect and consultant. Making it the next technology trend you must keep a watch on!
Technology trends in 2021 may have just started, but this year will see many new developments. Stay updated to see how these trends can impact your business.