The last few years have seen a significant digital revolution taking place the world over. These technological advancements have helped to fast-track dexterity, market development, and innovation. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a lot of companies were forced to digitize and automate operations, making them even more resilient during hard times. The effects of the pandemic are not going to disappear anytime soon. As such, it is vital that businesses keep up with the latest technological trends if they want to keep experiencing substantial growth. Below are some of the technological developments that you need to be familiar with.
1. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
There has been a lot of hype around Artificial Intelligence over the last ten years. However, it continues to be at the top when it comes to emerging technology developments. The main reason for this is that its substantial impacts on how people live and work are still in their initial stages. People can expect so much more from this technology in the years to come. AI is now being used in ride-sharing apps, navigation apps, mobile personal assistants, image and speech recognition, and several other applications. Machine learning, which is a subcategory of AI, is also used in a number of industries, and this has resulted in an increased demand for skilled workers in the market.
2. 5G Connectivity
Since 3G connectivity, all the advancements in mobile connectivity that have taken place have led to new internet use cases. 3G allowed online access as well as data-driven services. With 4G, there was an increase in streaming video and music platforms. And, as was expected, 5G is way ahead of 3G and 4G in terms of what it has to offer. Basically, 5G is a combination of high-speed networks that make use of advanced technology such as virtual reality and augmented reality. This cutting-edge technology has the potential to render fiber-based and cable networks outdated since you are required to be tethered to a particular location in order for them to work.
3. Edge Computing
This new technology enables low dormancy and high-speed data processing. Through edge computing, computations can be conducted nearer to data storage systems, and this helps to enhance application performance. One of the main motivators for the adoption of edge computing is the cost associated with cloud platforms’ high bandwidth. The aim of this technology is to run less processes in the cloud, as well as to transfer them to an edge server and the user’s computer, or other similar places. The improved process speed is a result of the gap that is breached between data and computation. When the gap is breached, long-distance communication between the client and the server is eliminated.
These are some of the top technology developments you should be aware of in 2021. It is important to learn about these developments because your awareness of them will give you an added advantage over the competition. A good understanding of these technological developments will also offer you better business and career prospects.
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