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2019 Tech Trends that Drove the World Forward Digitally

As we come to the end of the year, here’s a quick recap of the most popularly used Tech Trends of 2019. 2019 has been a year of many innovative technologies where some saw rough tide and many thrived it through the wind without losing its momentum. Oh Yeah! The Marvel series also came to an end with their End Game in 2019 :)

  1. Automation

  2. Hybrid and multi-cloud solutions

  3. AI-chatbot assistance (eg., Alexa, Siri)

  4. Internet of Things – The connectivity of Tomorrow

  5. DevSecOps

  6. NoOps in serverless world

  7. Blockchain Technology

Here’s a recap of 2019 Tech trends where few trends continued to do well since in 2019 as well and few other were newbie’s. Check out these Top 7 trends that helped the world to move digitally forward.

1. Automation

“RPA growly steadily increases in the no:of attended robots in 2019.”

Automation is no longer a buzz word and several industries began to adapt this technology. Along with the evolution of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, many Chatbots began to work as an effective virtual assistant for many companies.

RPA with no coding solution was one of the emerging trends in 2019, where the RPA developers can overlook the programming part which was otherwise one of the most expensive factors among the RPA implementation process.

Among the RPA tools, UiPath is emerging as the leading market leader and has around 200,000 developers are building and utilizing the UiPath Community Edition. Several RPA consulting services provide many RPA tools to scaleup the productivity and increase the delivery speed of the software application.

2. Hybrid & Multi-Cloud Solution

“According to RightScale report, Hybrid strategy grew to 58% in 2019. It is a 7% increase than 2018.”

This stats also proves that the usage of multiple public and private clouds have lost its momentum as many enterprises are moving towards the multi-cloud and hybrid cloud solutions. Google launched a beta version of the Hybrid cloud model, known as Google Cloud Platform competing with the other hybrid cloud competitors like Microsoft Azure cloud and Amazon Web Services.
Hybrid cloud is a mixture of private and public cloud services. Also, the Infrastructure-as-a-service providers use the hybrid cloud services to seamlessly integrate their public infrastructure with the private and on-premises cloud services.

Also, Hybrid and multi-cloud offers several benefits like giving maximum cost control benefits like pay for what you use model, with maximum flexibility and scalable across several use cases. Hence, 2019 is definitely proved to be a year for Hybrid and multi-cloud solutions.

3. AI – Chatbot Assistance

“Artificial Intelligence is real and here that uplifts the life of mankind to a whole new level.”

Artificial Intelligence helps to create machines with near human capabilities. 2019 saw a series of virtual assistance innovations from several tech giants.In 2019, Amazon launched a new Echo Studio which is the first smart speaker giving 360 degree dolby sound.

Autonomous vehicles, smart vehicles and surveillance robots and drones integrated artificial intelligence technology to help them in many mission critical tasks. AI also facilitated in creating facial recognition software where it increased security and kept unauthorized users from intruding on the data.

Like several industries, the automobile industry already tried autonomous vehicles like driverless cars with AI technology , which helps to move towards the next gen transportation. It also streamlines the traffic conjunction and detects the driver’s behavioural analysis.

4. Internet of Things

“Connecting the world digitally through Sensors and disruptive technologies.”

As Gartner report stated, IoT connecting devices have reached 14.2 billions in 2019 alone. Also, everyday 127 IoT devices are connected which reveals the steady growth of these IoT applications though they have been in the market for more than a decade. IoT app development companies, along with IoT standard protocols, provide best-in-class IoT security models especially when these are deployed in the cloud platforms.

The high-speed 5G network was launched in 2019, where these network connectivity is the backbone of the IoT devices which provides excellent data coverage with zero or low buffering rate. From Smart city to building smart healthcare, connected cars along with predictive maintenance saw the internet of things moving towards the digital transformation as expected.

5. DevSecOps

“Securing your code, application and infrastructure with DevSecOps.”

DevOps launched in 2009, slowly gained popularity over the years. By 2012, many global organizations recognized the benefits of the Devops culture and many Devops consulting services helped Enterprises to adapt to the DevOps process with popular Devops tools.

However, in 2019 DevSecOps was practiced by several organizations to maintain the security in the continuous integration and continuous delivery pipeline. Shift Left, improving the code quality are some of the best practices which made these DevSecOps technology gain more momentum.

6. NoOps in Serverless World

“Moving your focus from operations to results.”

By following a serverless technology, NoOps helps to manage the cyber risks effectively. Also, NoOps provides the ability to embed the security controls while building the software application. It helps to detect any abnormal activities or any misconfigurations in the applications.

In 2019 NoOps serverless implementation has increased to 20% than the previous year. It gives lots of perks like reduction in human error, reduce the infrastructure and maintenance costs and fast time-to-market.

7. Blockchain

“Over 34% of the organizations already deployed Blockchain technology where 74% are having a compelling business case to implement them.”

Since the inception of the online payment transaction, theft and malicious activities are always on high alert. Hence, blockchain technology is a boon to this internet savvy era with new emerging technologies that are created every quarter.

Interoperability has significantly improved with great privacy and security. Also the food industry, is using the blockchain technology to find the root cause of the food contamination which thereby reduces the inventory costs and saves on the supply chain.

For instance, the food industry giants like Walmart, Kroger, Nestle, Unilever, creating a global food tracking system in collaborating with blockchain technology. In 2019, blockchain also continued to expand its use cases to different verticals including healthcare, agriculture and cybersecurity and so on.

Conclusion

These tech trends of 2019 are continuing to dominate the digital world for years to come due to the impeccable features it offers to the Enterprises. Some of them like AI, Blockchain are here to stay for a while and it can be seamlessly integrated with IoT technology for expected results. Missed out on any trend which you feel is worth giving a shout out? Feel free to write it in the comment section below.

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