Information Technology is a unique, upsurging and compelling sphere of business where well-settled establishments as well as startups, are exploring ways to bring a wave in the industry, transforming conventional norms. 2018 has been an evolutionary year witnessing new frontiers in Web Development and App Development. It’s a fact that technology trends are mutable and can fade quickly with the rapid progressions rolling out now and then; therefore, you must be aware of the recent advancements and changes in the tech world that can prove to be beneficial in your business’ success.
Underneath are some Software Development trends efficient enough to carry themselves and dominate the upcoming year of 2019.
Blockchain gained popularity due to Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies and became one of the soaring technology to be adopted by many companies. The technique is well described as a peer-to-peer channel of interconnected devices to store data which is resistant to data modification including a distributed ledger which is fully decentralized. The transactions recorded between two parties are highly authenticated and effectively verifiable. IBM has launched its Blockchain platform and other tech giants like Microsoft, Oracle and Amazon are also inclining towards implementing its techniques. Moreover, organizations have associated with Healthcare industry to streamline their process concerning administration, medical data, and other aspects. Such implementations clearly show that developers’ demand will explode and Software Development companies will evolve their development methods to create something out of the box.
Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
“AI is whatever hasn’t been done yet” and the prominent business leaders consider this technology to be one of its kind and the key driver of digital transformation. Estimates show that by next year more than 40% of the business establishments will implement AI techniques(Machine Learning and Deep Learning) to automate their processes. The aim is to provide high-quality services and enhanced customer experience which presently, has been fulfilled and delivered to the people with AI’s few practical applications like Siri, Netflix, Alexa.
According to International Data Corporation, spendings on cognitive and AI systems will experience growth with significant numbers, estimated to reach up to $52.2 billion in 2021. Apple, Google, Microsoft are the apex leaders in AI development which raises questions for startups and other competitors, how to become a master in the so-called technology bringing ground-breaking iterations and revolutionary changes.
Progressive Web Apps(PWAs)
PWAs are those web applications that load like regular web pages or websites, acting similarly as that of the native or conventional apps, thereby providing merits of mobile experience and features of browser technology. Progressive Web Apps offer user functionalities such as, push notifications, working offline, device hardware access only available to native mobile applications. Another trait that adds to their popularity is that these apps are comparatively less complex to develop and maintain with their open source standards dispensing rich mobile experience to the end customer. Google, the top listed name in IT, has already begun the experiment to build browsers possessing mobile app features. Indeed, the technology has acquired considerable heat and will continue to emerge as a booming trend in 2019 and beyond; answering queries of why learn and implement PWA technology.
Malware, kill chains, ransomware, phishing, and alert fatigue are just a few of the challenges that today’s cybersecurity masters are facing. Data leakage and loss, threats to data privacy and breaches to confidential information arise the need to- secure and preserve organizations’ crucial content from attackers and identifying it all constitutes to developing a reliable cyber security system. A Cybersecurity Ventures report on cyber crimes says, the cost of cyber threats will surge to $6 trillion by 2021(annually), inclusive of damage and destruction of data, theft of intellectual property, theft of personal and financial data, embezzlement, fraud, forensic investigation, restoration and deleted hacked data and systems, to name a few. The fact that cybercrime attacks evolve every day as attackers are becoming more inventive, opens new paths of opportunities for both established firms and future ones to develop highly authenticated software to cease the working of malicious malware.
In the software business, every company wants to be unique, and the way to do that is to write their own software codes. We all know that the activity is quite difficult, expensive and less time-efficient. Many times it becomes disadvantageous to write massively structured programmes. Low-code development aims to make tasks simpler by eliminating much of the hand-coding part and automating the segments as much as possible. Such an initiative becomes vital as companies have to build applications to work across a broader range of devices. It’s going to be one of the fundamental demand of developers in the software markets addressing a core need that for a prolonged period has gone unaddressed.
It allows the programmers and coders to invent software without much expertise further pushing the pace to deploy enterprise-grade applications, proving its fixed existence in the forthcoming years.
Internet of Things(IoT)
Today, IoT is the buzzword of the tech industry putting a great impact on our daily lives from traveling, shopping, tracking, fitness, education and many more unnoticed facts. Internet of Things is nothing but a simple concept of connecting a device to the masses and to other devices on the web channel where the data is collected and shared by the way of usage and the environment surrounding them. Some examples of IoT that are in use include- steer cars, smart microwaves, wearable fitness devices, even connected footballs that can track your throw and give you the stats.
The end devices that are underpinned by IoT require two key concepts of edge and fog computing which are related closely. Both the ideas are capable of filtering and processing the unlimited amount of data before it hits the big data pool, thereby reducing the need for further execution. The computing forms have been developed to handle the monumental rise of data bandwidth in real time to provide an excellent user experience. IoT, an incredible technology, is scaling up every day with its extraordinary features being experimented by the audience on a daily basis, one can imagine its scope to be far-reaching.
The IT techniques and the dominating trends bring along a vast set of opportunities for engineers to bring a wave in the traditional working standards. The statistics give clear insights of what to do next. Online marketers should start following these booming and game-changing scientific concepts to fix their online presence and marking a place among the best. The widening range of the advancements in technology boldly underlines questions like why to learn, what to learn, how to learn, thus, emphasizing the importance of ongoing developments.
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