Top Technology Trends of 2019

We are now living in a fast paced technological world. It is very difficult even to predict the Technology Trends for a year. However, this being the beginning of New Year 2019, we have taken a shot at the Technology Trends for the Year.

Following are the Top Technology Trends of 2019 as per the leading Bangalore based startup CloudOnHire

Artificial Intelligence

The exponential growth of Artificial Intelligence in 2018 will continue in 2019. What is fueling the growth of Artificial Intelligence? It is the growth in Data and computing power needed by Machine Learning and Deep Learning. Both Data and computing power will rise in 2019, leading to more growth in Artificial Intelligence.

In 2018, we saw wide acceptance of ChatBots that replaced Humans in leading companies. Going forward these ChatBots will further become more intelligent and pervasive across all industries.

If you are still typing on the keyboard, you belong to the previous generation. Current generation has moved onto AI based assistants like Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa.

In 2018, we saw applications like Self-Driving car that were just getting ready to roll. They had their share of ups and downs. But, these technologies and more will only gather pace in coming year. If you still are not sure where AI can be used, check out the case studies at AI Case Studies.

Mobile Applications

We have seen the growth of Mobile Applications as the mobile networks moved from 2G to 4G. Be it ordering grocery from Amazon, lunch from Swiggy or cab from Ola, the growth has been fuelled by SmartPhones. The Mobile Phones with Internet have crossed 500 Million in India. 2019 will see the launch of 5G networks around the world. Will it be the beginning of end of Desktop and Broadband? Only time will tell. But, the Mobile Applications become more important. While Native Apps still rule, React Native continues to be popular for writing Mobile Applications for both iOS, Android and others. If you have not worked on Mobile Application development, you may directly get into the upcoming technology from Google called Flutter.

Internet of Things (IoT)

When I need a Bicycle, I open my Mobile App and find the nearest Bicycle to rent. My friend lives few months in India and few months abroad. He has installed Philips Hue lights that can be switched On/Off and more when you are away from home.. These are some of the consumer products powered by IoT devices that have made their way in last couple of years. One of the first in the consumer space was the Amazon Echo.

A visit to Samsung Opera house will be an eye opener on the IoT devices hitting the consumer market. The IoT devices in industries are gaining lot more traction in 2019.

Cloud Computing

The race to Quantum Computing has just started and will take few years to really become mainstream. Edge Computing has taken baby steps. But, bulk of the development will continue to happen as Cloud Computing. Here, AWS continues to hold the Pole Position and will continue to do so in 2019.

Digital Marketing

The days of Cold Calling may be over for humans. Now, comes Google Duplex who can make the call and setup appointments. This, along with Drip Campaign, Live Streaming are some of the trends in Digital Marketing.

Other than above, following are some of the Trends to watch:

Robotic Process Automation

Robotic process automation is currently having lot of demand for automating in businesses. It allows companies to automate work instead of manual work by employees across application and systems. The main purpose of Robotics process automation process is to reduce the manual work of humans that leads to inefficiency and defects. There are ample opportunities available in the current job market for RPA. It is going to increase in the future also.

Virtual Reality

The area of Virtual Reality is growing quickly. VR simulates an environment that seems realistic and can be explored. VR aims to immerse user in the virtual surroundings & provides means to experience and manipulate it. It can also simulate interactive environment which can find applications in education & training. Virtual Reality Headsets are an example of VR technology.

Augmented Reality

Augmneted Reality (AR ) and Virtual Reality (VR) are technologies that alter the perception of the real world for users. AR adds digital information into the real world to enhance user experience.Typically, AR can be made available in smart phones. An application uses the phone’s camera to capture the real world and add digital elements- images/texts to it. This presents a better experience to the user.It can also provide useful & interesting information related to objects captured in the real world. Some examples of applications providing AR experience are Pokemon Go & Snap chat lenses. Both AR and VR are starting to find business potential in commercial, corporate and gaming domains.

Block Chain

Block chain is a secured chain of blocks that hold data records. Block chain is resistant to modification of the data.Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block. A new record therefore when added, contains the history of the entire chain. It utilizes a distributes peer- to-peer network to verify each transaction. Block chain has been widely adopted in Crypto currencies, eg: Bitcoin

Read more about Bitcoin in our other article Is Crypto Currency the new Blood Diamond ?