Technology has always been evolving at an accelerated pace. Especially, in the last few decades. However, the scenario has changed quite a lot in the past couple of years due to the outbreak of the worldwide Covid-19 pandemic. IT professionals have to come to the realization that if they constantly do not keep up with evolving times, a day shall come when their roles will be lost in the contactless world that we are living in, today.
So, this means that it is important to stay updated with the emerging and evolving technologies while keeping a lookout for the future, in order to safeguard our jobs as IT Professionals and even to bag one. As per experts, here are a few emerging tech trends that we all need to watch for, this new year, in 2022.
AI and Machine Learning
The past decade has offered quite a buzz to Artificial Intelligence or AI. Nonetheless, it continues to be one of the emerging tech trends of 2022 as the notable effects that we put to use today, are just at their early stages. Experts are of the view that AI will soon be used to analyze interactions, determine insights, detect changes in customer behavior and so much more only with the help of data in near real-time- all of this leading to the generation of revenue and enhanced personalized experiences.
A subset of AI, which is Machine Learning, has already been deployed in various industries and will see a transformational development in the new year.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Businesses have already begun to automate their processes with the help of Robotic Process Automation or RPA. This technology reduces the need of accomplishing repetitive tasks, instead aids a speedy interpretation of applications, processes of transactions, dealing with data, and even responding to emails. This is one tech trend that is majorly going to take over the industry this year, experts are of this view.
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Other most exceptional technology trends are Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Extended Reality (VR, AR, and ER). While this technology has been used extensively in the gaming industry so far, it has been also put to use in training, the Navy, and the army. This year will see further integration of various forms of this technology into our lives through media, health, education, real estate, marketing, and much more. The increasing acceptance of the game-changing field of AR, VR, and ER, is yet another reason to keep a lookout for this technology trend this year!
The usefulness of blockchain technology is not limited to cryptocurrencies. It offers massive security which is useful in a whole lot of ways. This technology only allows you to add to it which ensures security of utmost level. Being consensus-driven, no third-party entity can take control of the data. More and more industries are engaging themselves and implementing this technology, and that’s one more reason why you should keep this trend on your observation list.
IoT (Internet of Things)
The IoT or the Internet of Things is another promising technology trend. Most objects we use in our daily lives are now connected to the internet and we’ll see more of that in the coming years too! Hence, it is the future and as consumers, we are benefitting from it largely too! Businesses too are benefitting from this technology in terms of better security, efficiency, and decision making which will only increase and not decrease in any way in the future.
Although these tech trends are at their early stages, this is indeed a time of emergence and evolution of technology and holds immense promising potential in the foreseeable future.