Thanks to technology, we have developed to a great extent compared to our predecessors. Life has become convenient because of evolving technology and if you wish to be successful you will have to embrace technology like never before. Here, we have discussed about a few technologies that you will have to learn to stay ahead of the competition in 2019.
1. Artificial Intelligence (AI)
AI has been trending for quite some time now. But did you know that AI was there even before the internet?
Today AI is everywhere –smartphones, cars, homes, banks. Its primary application however will be digital marketing. AI can help enhance digital marketing in the following ways:
Creating and generating content
Automate and optimize ads across various platforms
2. Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services over the internet. These services may include databases, networking, storage, servers, software, intelligence, analytics, etc to offer flexible resources, faster innovation that will help you scale.
Benefits of cloud computing:
Eliminates the capital expense of buying software, hardware and setting up and running on-site data centers.
Most cloud computing services are provided on demand within a few mouse clicks. This takes off pressure of planning and gives businesses flexibility.
Cloud computing removes the need of many unnecessary tasks and instead helps you become more productive.
Most cloud computing services are regularly updated with fast computing hardware which offers benefits over single data center.
3. Big Data
Big Data refers to large volume of both structures as well as unstructured data that can be overwhelming for day-to-day business. Big data may be analyzed for insights to improve business strategies and decisions. Big data can be combined with high powered analytics to:
Determine any issues, cause of failure and defects in real time
Recalculate risk portfolios
Generate coupons for sales depending on customer buying habits
Detect anything obnoxious before it affects the organization
4. Internet of things (IoT)
IoT is a full- fledged technology in itself. It is a computing concept that enables physical objects to connect to the internet and at the same time identify themselves to other devices.
IoT is a huge network of connected devices that gather and share data about how they are used and operated. IoT includes your mobile phone, washing machine, refrigerator, etc.
A few things that IoT can help achieve are:
Optimize traffic system
Proper energy use
Efficient waste management
5. Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR)
VR and AR are twin technologies that enable you to experience things in virtual. These technologies are used by businesses regardless of being big or small to experience things that are extremely close to real.
VR helps put your presence everywhere except the room you are actually in through goggles or closed visors. On the other hand, Augmented reality adds something to the current state without transporting you anywhere.
Medical students can use AR technology to perform a surgery under controlled environment
VR technology can be used to enhance gaming experience and improve interactive marketing
Blockchain is the technology that powers the cryptocurrency- bitcoins. It is an ingenious invention that has the potential to revolutionize everything- from healthcare to real estate. Blockchain has the mechanism to bring everyone to accountability.
Advantages of blockchain technology are;
Highly efficient and fast
Though there is a clear down surge in the usability of the market for Bitcoin, Crypto technology is here to stay. There are so many companies innovating to use it in Logistics, Medical, Infrastructure and so much more.
7. Angular and React
React technology is used by popular brands such as WhatsApp, Instagram, Facebook , Uber , Dropbox, Netflix and Airbnb. Angular is used by brands such as Sony, Nike,Google, Forbes, General Motors, HBO and Upwork.
Benefits of React technology
Enhanced user experience
One directional data binding
Benefits of Angular technology
Improved error handling ability
Material design like interface
Although it is not a technology, DevOps is still important. It ensures that both the operations and development go hand in hand. It can be thought of as an infinite loop that integrates the team of developers and operation.
Measuring of application performance continuously
9. Intelligent Apps (I-Apps)
I-Apps are basically short software written for mobile devices based on machine learning and artificial intelligence. Its main objective is to simplify everyday tasks and make life easy. The main tasks of I-Apps include scheduling meetings, logging interactions, organizing and prioritizing emails, content, etc.
Chatbots and virtual assistants are popular examples of I-Apps.
10. Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Robotic Process Automation technology allows you to automate routine and repetitive tasks. It allows employees to use a robot or a computer software to capture applications for manipulating data, triggering responses,processing transactions and communication with other devices.
It is useful in places that use large labor or where people perform high-volume work. RPA will help boost their capabilities and save time and money.
Trend of bots and machine learning is set to be highly popular in 2019 as it is believed that RPA is an invaluable skill to be included in a company.
In conclusion, it can be said that technology is ever evolving but if you want to be on top of the game then a sound knowledge of the latest technology is a must. You may hire professionals or outsource the work to an agency having the relevant knowledge, be ready for changes coming in technology!