As we all know, 2018 was a tech-driven year. This trend is expected to grow in 2019 as well. It brings immense opportunities for entrepreneurs. Disruptive technology trends accelerate industries throughout the year.
The intelligent digital mesh includes interconnected humans, devices, robots, services, and content, everything driven by digital transformation. Here are the top technological trends that will result in a significant revolution this year.
1. Artificial Intelligence
In 2019, there will be a convergence of AI, Deep Learning, and Machine Learning in business applications. AI innovations will keep bringing scientific breakthroughs thanks to the tons of data collected by new technologies.
AI and Machine Learning will be embedded in big as well as small business platforms in order to create and enable smart business operations.
Innovation in Machine Learning as well as in its technology will result in more advanced AI. Robotics and Autonomous vehicles industries will experience rapid growth in 2019.
Blockchain has attracted many interested individuals and businesses. And its biggest use case, the digital currency, Bitcoin, has been a point of discussion for a long time. Blockchain technology has the potential to disrupt many industries with its security system for recording as well as well as its verification of store records and transactions. 2019 is going to be a golden year for Blockchain to show its charm. Organizations will implement blockchain to improve collaboration.
There was a time when robots were considered the synonym for automation. Now automation has transformed the way we get things done. With more advancement in connectivity and machine learning, automation firmly stands at the forefront. Whether it is using convenient devices at home or industrial applications on a large scale, automation has become the key focus of technological transformation.
4. Internet of Things
Internet of Things is going to become the foundation of new, innovative business models and platforms. Gartner called the collaboration of technology, devices, people, services, and content the “intelligent digital mesh”.
Even though these are the early days for IoT applications, there are clear signs that opportunity will exist for all those who have the technical knowledge on how to connect platforms and the data analytics skills in order to utilize the information generated by IoT apps.
5. Augmented Analytics Using Natural Language
With natural language generation, augmented analytics can transform the way data experts, executives, and organizations get insights and engagement from their data. Natural language surfaces the important findings in a small fraction of time, making data science more accessible. This trend will continue in 2019 as well.
6. Augmented Reality/ Virtual Reality
2019 is going to be a fascinating year for AR, VR, and MR.
Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, and Mixed Reality, also known as R+, will be at the forefront of attention. These technologies are not limited to gaming only. They have become extremely useful in some big sectors such as manufacturing, engineering design, space exploration, and healthcare.
R+ will help companies change how people work as well as collaborate across geographies. It’s true that AR rose under VR’s shadow, but 2019 is going to be the year for AR.
7. Data Security
Data security, also known as computer security or information security refers to preventing unauthorized access to databases, websites, and computers by taking protective digital privacy measures. It also protects data from hacking and corruption.
We can expect the data security trend to continue this year. Many companies used to access as much data as they could without caring much about data security. But with more data theft, the focus will be more on data security than data acquisition.
8. Smart Spaces
Smart space is a digital or physical environment where humans and digital systems can interact in an increasingly connected, open, intelligent, and coordinated ecosystem. Smart spaces let multiple elements such as people, services, processes, and things come together to create a more interactive, automated, and immersive experience for the target set of industry scenarios.
9. Digital Twins
Digital twins are the digital representation of actual entity and system. Gartner has estimated that by 2020, there will be around 20 billion connected sensors. Along with that the digital twins and endpoints will exist in billions of things.
It is possible that organizations will prioritize implementing digital twins, evolve them over time, and improve the ability to visualize and collect the data. It will help companies apply for the right analytics and rules, as well as work effectively towards business objectives.
In 2019, the simplest, yet best, strategy is to think exponentially and act incrementally. You have to maintain a balance between being uncertain and comfortable. In order to cope with the above-mentioned trends, you have to broaden your thinking and look for the intersecting vectors of change along with determining the ways to take incremental actions.