In our current context, even though the technology is evolving rapidly — impacting the daily lives of the population in general — COVID-19 has had significant effects on the technology and innovation market. However, it is not just technology trends that are changing; many IT professionals, for example, have realized that their role will not remain as before. If previously an IT manager should seek constant learning, now it will be part of their routine to relearn to adapt and keep up with the market. To help you stay up to date, we've broken down the key technology trends for 2021; follow our article.
Artificial Intelligence or AI is the most revolutionary trend going on. It is a computerized system built to mimic human behavior and intelligence to perform image recognition, speech with decision-making, and pattern discovery. AI can do this more accurately and faster than humans!
Artificial Intelligence has received a lot of attention in recent years and will be a trend in 2021 because of how it affects the way we live our lives. If you use navigation apps or maps, streaming online services, or personal assistants on smartphones and smart home devices, you're using an AI-powered service.
5G data network
The 5G network is the next big step when it comes to mobile Internet connectivity. After nearly a decade of development, it has finally become a reality. The new network offers unprecedented transmission speed that far surpasses its predecessor, 4G. And when it comes to gigabyte-per-second transfers, 5G really is faster than any available home broadband.
While it may seem like just a speed upgrade, this new development will enable a leap forward into smart device technology. What used to be done only through computers can also be run on mobile devices without any problems of execution or speed. In addition, IoT gadgets will be able to connect more easily, and ideas that seemed unattainable because they required complex operations, such as autonomous cars and smart cities, will now be possible.
IoT – Internet of Things
Another promising technological trend is IoT. Many “things” are being built with Wi-Fi connectivity, meaning they can be connected to the Internet — and each other. That's why this technology is called the “Internet of Things” or IoT. The Internet of Things already allows devices, appliances, cars, and more to connect and exchange data over the Internet.
As consumers, we are already using and benefiting from the IoT. Although it is not common in Brazil, in many countries, it is already possible to remotely lock the doors or pre-heat ovens on the way home from work, all while monitoring physical fitness by Smartphone. And companies also have a lot to gain from this technology. The IoT can help companies make security, efficiency, and decision making as data is collected and analyzed. It can enable predictive maintenance, streamline healthcare, improve customer service, and deliver benefits we hadn't yet imagined. That's because we're just in the beginning stages of this new technology trend.
Cybersecurity is old news that has never gone out of style, nor will it ever go out. Also, due to changes in the last year, with social distance and remote working conditions for many sectors, cyber security has become a priority for companies.
New categories of cyber threats are discovered daily. The only things that stand between our data and malicious activity are IT security software and antivirus software. As long as the internet is used, threats will be imminent, so cyber security will always be important. Virtually anyone is exposed to threats, and they come in many forms. In short, everyone who connects to a network is at risk.
For these and other reasons, in 2021, preventive security should be one of the factors most considered by companies. This means such as Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning will be used to understand behaviors and anticipate possible attacks or invasions. In the future, it will be one of the most popular and demanding technologies in IT technology.
In short, the term Block chain is a system that allows you to track the sending and receiving of some information over the internet. These are pieces of virtually created code that carry connected information — like blocks of data that form a chain — hence the name block chain.
One of the main features of the block chain is that no single entity governs it, and this feature makes it an extremely secure technology. Although the block chain has been around for years, by 2021, there could be an explosion in its use due to the growth of data sharing and protection.
This technology is also becoming an important bias in the Internet of Things because it brings many solutions to provide security for IoT devices. In addition, it is making noise in the financial sector, as it is this system that allows the operation and transaction of so-called crypto currencies and digital currencies.
Due to the pandemic caused by Covid-19 in 2020, organizations worldwide were forced to face the acceleration of Digital Transformation. Many technologies gained more attention and exploded in the digital environment; n it's up to us to adapt and update to keep up with the market.