Top 5 Biggest Digital Transformation Trends in 2021
The tremendous changes made during the last 18 months due to the pandemic cannot be ignored. We live in a world dominated by technology and digital transformation. Things that would usually take a few years to develop are already here today. Not only our lives, but also businesses and computing networks face challenges throughout this time. It took a lot of effort for us to get back to some sort of normality. Today we will point out the top 5 digital transformation trends in 2021.
Networking and IoT
We have all heard of 5G and it is already out in some places. While many nations failed to get proper 4G, the 5G traffic is being implemented. It’s been deployed massively throughout the globe and everyone will have access to a better version of communication. Large smartphone companies already manufacture their smartphones to support this 5G networking phenomenon for fast internet. Collaborating digitally has become a part of this and calls for a suitable medium. Deployment of 5G took a bumpy road after Covid hit. But now, we are seeing a gradual buildup of improvement. Finally, we can say 5G will go mainstream and IoT devices will heavily benefit from it.
AI and Automation
Artificial Intelligence (AI) was in the primary phase of implementation with newer tech a year ago. Now we can see some amazing tools and services run by AI. From TV shows on Netflix, music suggestions on Spotify, to Amazon cart hints, AI is always suggesting things. Even ads on social media run on the gist of it. Automation and AI are working hand to hand to process our orders to even prescribe quite accurate medicine. In 2021, it will see massive growth in the field of tech with automation and the automotive industry.
Did you know, 2014 was the first year when the cloud adopted the majority of the workload? Now in 2021, business technology and everything else is gradually moving to the cloud. The benefits of cloud computing are so great that a lot of businesses are losing customers by not leaning towards it. Google and AWS (Amazon Web Services) have the largest cloud computing resources and in 2021, more are joining the transformation. Remote management, economic benefit and security are some of the well-known parts of the cloud. There is also hybrid-cloud and cloud 2.0.
As many of us conduct our jobs with the help of online-based applications, cybersecurity measurements have been also updated. Before Covid, most went to the office and now these are done online via the internet. Which makes it a great time for hackers, scammers or attackers, because there is more target. Secure connections, SSL certificates, packet management, encryption security took major buffs. An article on Forbes said that there is a 238% rise in the attack on banks. There is also a 600% increased attack on cloud servers. They are observed during the pandemic when businesses were setting up home offices. AI & ML is doing great in treating the threats from the front line. Security Identify and Event Management’s (SEIM), intrusion detection has also improved.
It was always fun to bunk off class once in a while before the pandemic (and we’re not encouraging anyone to do so). But now our schools, colleges and universities have stopped holding classes on campus and are now held online. People also have more time to develop skills and therefore online courses covering various subjects, has had a huge take-up. You can find almost all kinds of tutorials and online classes held by online by business professionals and teachers. We are hopeful to see what digital transformations in online education brings us in the future.