2020 Tech Trends: Hurry Up or You’ll Miss the Boat (Part I)
As we adapt to the ‘new normal,’ all of us are undeniably depending more on technological solutions. The right technological skills are therefore seen as crucial, enabling us to work better, increase business operations as well as income earning opportunities. Today, GC wants to update you on the latest tech trends that are playing a big part in both business and lifestyle activities. Let’s catch up on them or you’ll miss the boat!
- Wearable and Augmented Human
Who would have thought that wearables and augmented humans would become a technological device that we wear day-to-day, enabling us to live our lives more conveniently and with increased confidence? The ability to monitor our steps and heart rate, and analyze our health condition make these devices an indispensable part of the wearer.
- Big Data and Augmented Analytics
'Data' can be an invaluable source of information. Data also requires technology that enables the storage of vast amounts of information and analysis, and its continuous development to ensure that businesses and companies can derive valuable benefits. Therefore, data technology is one of the most anticipated tech trends.
- Intelligent Spaces and Smart Places
Make any space, including a home, office, or any space in the city an intelligent and/or smart space with the installation of IoT technology.
- Blockchains and Distributed Ledgers
A blockchain is known as a record-keeping technology used to protect data. Businesses are increasingly expected to use blockchain for their financial services in the future.
- Cloud and Edge Computing
This technology utilizes data storage and processing so users do not have to buy or maintain their own IT infrastructure. Cloud and edge computing can also be accessed on-demand, for example, receiving and sharing files through Google Drive.
- Digitally Extended Realities
Most digitally extended realities make our computer screens look more ‘real,’ for example, virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Together with user interactions, they can create more digital experiences across online and offline channels.
- Digital Twins
Digital twins can duplicate a physical object based on the digital format, providing responding mechanisms of the entities against changes. For example, the manufacturing industry utilizes digital twins for the real-time duplication of manufacturing equipment and machines to calculate the required mean time for repair before incurring any damages, thereby reducing maintenance costs.
- Natural Language Processing
Natural language processing gives machines the ability to read, understand, and derive meaning from human languages.
- Voice Interfaces and Chatbots
Voice interfaces and chatbots allow users to interact with an interface via voice or speech, for example, Siri and Alexa. This technology continues to develop further, and in the future, chatbots will be able to communicate with users more productively and efficiently.
Source: Unlockmen, April 2020
Compiled by: Team of Digital Transformation (dEX), GC