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Top 5 Trending Technologies in 2019

  • Swetha Y
  • Sep 19, 2019
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Top 5 Trending Technologies in 2019


1.     DevOps:

The main reason behind DevOps' popularity is that it allows enterprises to create and improve products at a faster pace than traditional software development methods.

Reduce Costs and IT Staff: All the benefits of DevOps translate into reduced general costs and requirements of IT staff. DevOps development teams require IT staff to be 35 percent less and IT costs 30 percent lower.

Greater Competencies: High efficiency helps accelerate development and makes it less prone to errors. There are ways to automate DevOps tasks. Continuous integration servers automate the code testing process, reducing the amount of manual work required. This means that software engineers can focus on completing tasks that cannot be automated.

The scalable infrastructure, such as cloud-based platforms, increases the team's access to hardware resources. As a result, testing and deployment are accelerated.

Acceleration tools can be used to compile code more quickly.

Parallel workflows can be integrated into the continuous delivery chain to avoid delays; one more team is expected to complete its work.

Better Communication and Cooperation: Improved DevOps software development culture. The common teams are happier and more productive. Culture focuses on performance rather than individual goals. When teams trust each other, they can experiment and innovate more effectively. Teams can focus on bringing the product to market or production, and their key performance indicators must be organized accordingly.

2.     Cyber Security:

Part of living in the digital era is understanding that our private information is more vulnerable than ever before. News stories about ID theft and data breaches abound, with the effects being felt by millions of consumers. And while companies and institutions are constantly working to protect themselves with increasing security measures, you can play a role in this fight as well.

Cyber security doesn’t involve just businesses and the government. Your computer, tablet and cell phone probably contain information that hackers and other criminals would love to have, like other people’s email addresses, names and birthdates. Suppose, for example, a hacker had access to your contact information. He could then send an email or text message to everyone you know, using your name, encouraging them to click on a link containing malware, like “Hey Swetha, I thought you’d love this! Click here.”

In a connected world, we each have a responsibility to protect ourselves and the people we interact with, and it all starts with understanding cyber security.

Anything that relies on the internet for communication, or is connected to a computer or other smart device, can be affected by a breach in security. This includes:

•    communication systems, like email, phones and text messages
•    transportation systems, including traffic control, car engines, airplane navigation systems
•    government databases, including Social Security numbers, licenses, tax records
•    financial systems, including bank accounts, loans and paychecks
•    medical systems, including equipment and medical records
•    educational systems, including grades, report cards and research information

Hence it’s one of the top technology and it will exist until the Internet exist!!

3.     Cloud Computing:

Ever since digital transformation kick-started, cloud computing has been the spine of all significant regulations and constant evolution of the IT industry. The past two decades beautifully recite a story of growth, profitability and more impactful solutions all anchored by cloud computing. The progression might feel sublime and organically weaved in business products and highly efficient services. However, it has seen a world of transformations with ardent innovation from the technology enthusiasts who have shown up with new technology concepts, leaner and more profitable practices now and then.

Cloud computing has been one of the most promising technologies for the millennial generation. It has been continually evolving for the past two decades and is speculated to be one of the most sought for technologies in the future. According to Forbes, 83% of IT enterprise workload will be exerted over cloud computing by 2020. The figure might seem unbelievable, but 2017 has witnessed the first tangible business results because of cloud computing; as reported by about 74% CFOs of the tech companies.

By allowing companies to save money, and users to simplify their computing needs, Cloud Computing is one of the most trending technologies that will stay popular in 2019, without a doubt.

4.     AI (Artificial Intelligence):

Artificial Intelligence has made substantial progress in 2018 and 2019. If you don’t believe me, look around yourself and notice all sorts of subtle uses of AI. The Gmail email response prompter, Alexa in your kitchen, the transcription of your voicemails, automatic voice calls to your hairdresser for your next appointment and of course self-driving cars on the roads.

Whether it is Google winning the recent lawsuit or China’s SenseTime, Facial recognition has received a lot of negative press recently. However, this technology would continue to grow in 2019. Facial recognition is a form of artificial intelligence application that helps in identifying a person using their digital image or patterns of their facial features. 2019 would see an increase in the usage of this technology with higher accuracy and reliability.

We are already aware of Facebook’s Deepface program that is used to easily tag your friends and family in your photos.

The popular iPhoneX is already using facial recognition as a digital password. With the boom in personalizing everything — from your shopping experience to advertising, this technology is going to be used more and more for biometric identification. This will continue to rise due to the non-invasive identification and the ease of deployment. Other use cases like payment processing through security checks as well as for law enforcement (in early detection and prevention of crime) would be on the rise. These next-generation image recognition technologies can be used for healthcare purposes as well — to follow through clinical trials as well as medical diagnostic procedures. Openwater, one of the forerunners in imaging technologies, is pushing the boundaries of future devices that could read images from our brains!

To put it briefly, neural networks or artificial neural networks emulate the human brain. They store all data in a digital format — sensory, text or time and use it to classify and group the information. For example, reading someone’s handwriting comes easily and unconsciously to us whereas in order to teach an algorithm we feed it with vast amounts of handwritten data to recognize patterns in it.

There is a huge demand for neural networks in robotics, to improve order fulfilment, prediction of the stock market, and diagnosis of medical problems or even to compose music!

The current neural network technologies will be improved upon in 2019. This would enable this type of AI to become more sophisticated as better training methods and network architectures are developed.

Neural networks are also fundamental to “deep learning”, a powerful set of algorithms that can be used for image processing, speech recognition or to process natural languages. This is helpful in helping autonomous vehicles or fraud detection or even to look for signs of cancer. 2019 would continue to increase the research that goes into it so that we can take advantage of the power of these applications for life-altering situations.

And like this, there are many more uses of AI because of which it’s one of the top trending technology. 

5.     Big Data:

Big data helps organizations that have critical responsibilities in making the world a better place to do their jobs better. Big data wasn't as 'big' during its early days. At the time, only large-scale businesses were able to utilize it, because they were the only ones that could afford the technology.

Big data encapsulates a large volume of data which can be structured and unstructured inundating the business on a day-to-day basis. Though the data is humongous, what organizations do with the data is what it matters the most. Big data can be analysed for insights which lead to better decisions and strategic business moves. Picture this, the New York Stock Exchange generates about one terabyte of new trade data per day, and 500+terabytes of new data is what databases of social media site Facebook churn every day through photo and video uploads, message exchanges, comments etc. The big data give an umpteen advantage to companies as per predictive analytics is concerned, offering services personalized and tailor-made to the users.

Research estimates predict that the big data market made $122 billion in global revenue way back in 2015, which jumped to $149 billion in 2017 and went to $169 billion in 2018, and as per the predictions go, it is estimated to touch $189 billion in 2019. What an opportunity!

In a crux, 2019 paves way for a number of opportunities for the disruptive technologies to scout their applications in not just the traditional applications but into niche domains like defence and food industry!

*Big data can be integrated into a cybersecurity strategy through security log data where it can be used to provide information about past threats. This can help companies prevent and mitigate the impact of future hacks and data breaches.

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