From facial recognition to autonomous driving, technology has been backed by some overnight changes in the past year. Here are a few IT trends that are predicted to grow big in 2019. By Sumit Peer
The tech industry is sitting on the edge of a major turnaround with new breakthroughs happening every third day. At this time, it becomes important that we look-out for what the future of industry would be like. We haven’t seen an era in which such fast-paced and rapid technological changes took place every day. In 2018, there were overnight transformations in domains like artificial intelligence (AI), cloud computing, machine learning and more.
The year 2019, however, is bound to bring even better hopes and prospects for the industry. Moreover, since technology is directly connected to trade and growth in industry, it is bound to have implications on business development on a global scale. Here are six major IT trends to watch out for in 2019.
Chatbots will get mainstream
Owing to Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing (NLP) is taking multiple strides forward. NLP allows companies to gain immense insight into the users and customers so that the customer services can be improved and better products can be built. It is predicted that more than 40 per cent of the companies will adopt it by the end of 2019 for better services and products.
Connected clouds will grow
There seems to be a growing dependence on cloud support for services such as storage, data analytics, optimisation and much more. Organisations such as Amazon and Alibaba have been providing these services for a while now and they are only bound to grow branching into many different domains and verticals. Multi Clouds and Hybrid Clouds seem to be the buzzwords and the major things they provide include seamless, secure and streamlined services.
The essence of blockchain
Blockchain technology has been under the limelight for quite some time now and has been projected to be the next big tech break. Although it does seem like blockchain still requires a lot of clean-up before it can be implemented in mainstream markets, especially in financial sectors. This might be the year of realising the better potential of the block chain and in a couple of years, we will see the traction that it has promised.
Data safety at frontline
Data protection regulations such as GDPR aim to provide a huge layer of data protection to various users. As of now, data protection and safety is still not the priority of various organisations such as news reporting companies, which deal with huge amounts of information. In 2019, however, it would be common as informed customers will understand, require and seek the companies which truly protect their data and can be relied upon.
C-Suite professionals will take charge
C-Suite professionals are bound to start taking charge according to the demands of digital transformations. The management will make it a priority to hire and take steps in the direction of alignment with the digital transformation.
Furthermore, they would have to understand that they require a critical nature in their organisation that ensures that is geared for change and reformation as and when required by the tech industry.
AI and Machine Learning have been growing in the past couple of years and Duelling AI is possibly the next big breakthrough. This concept is termed as “generative adversarial networks” which essentially makes use of two separate learning networks that make each other learn and in the process train each other to become more efficient.
(The writer is Founder and CEO of Aurelius Corporate Solutions.)