Top 7 Tech Predictions For 2021 | Technology Trends
Overtime 2020 has been a transformative year for many tech companies. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused people to shop online, work remotely and access cloud-based services and companies that were prepared for that un-predicted shift generated big profits for investors.
Since we have given a farewell to 2020, investors are wondering about the trends which will dominate tech stocks next year.
Following are some of the top seven predictions:
1. The Cognitive AI continues to bloom
Cognitive AI sees a rapid growth and improvements in the coming years. By unifying machine learning (ML) techniques with encoded human knowledge. These advancements allow users to add and edit the knowledge base once the deployment is over. Cognitive AI help decision makers in implementing or declining the recommend actions.
2. Automation in Post- Covid
2020 has brought in constraints in human to human interaction due to unforeseen health concerns which has created the foundations of human interaction prior to Covid-19. Contact-less and touch-less mechanisms of consumer and employee interaction gains more adoption in 2021. This trend extends the application of automation technologies to the areas which requires human -to -human contact which can redefine the overall customer experience. It serves as a catalyst which expedites the automation of repetitive tasks within and across the extended network of enterprises.
3. Transparency wins the consumer hearts
Transparency rules the day in the year 2021. Consumers currently appreciate it, but soon they will come to expect it in the coming years. There are certain fields such as Billing, voting, healthcare and government processes, when customers want to see the truth after they finish their forms being submitted and approved. These paper processes continue to be necessary while the digital access from mobile accounts continues to be popular. This functionality is rapidly becoming a standard as companies continue to bloom in the upcoming year.
4. DevSecOps and the rise of Application Detection and Response(ADR)
DevSecOps is now embedding security and development life-cycle considerations in agile processes and DevOps practices. This shift in security enables automated security testing of developed code very early in the cycle with static detection of vulnerabilities at the source code level. The code build is proceeded to a sandbox where it will be tested for dynamic occurrences and weaknesses. This development cycle offers a great sense of employment development to build secure applications. Observability helps to develop and detect vulnerabilities.
Since several businesses are investing in utilizing observability as it is one of the tools to manage security vulnerabilities. Since the pandemic situation has brought the remote work to normal. Hence in the field of cybersecurity has seen a lot of investment in network security, network detection, and response along with response details, employee and endpoint response. But with the move toward containerization and continuous deployment, cybersecurity cannot be across all the changes that are going out to be utilized in the future.
5. Cloud agnostic development framework
There is a great rise in the cloud-agnostic framework in the coming future. Cloud lets the creation of several infrastructures as a service component which is going to grow more. Cloud providers have created groups of services to bring some great level of consistency and readability. Cloud providers want customers to go all on their solutions, but we can observe several customers demanding the portability of their apps. Hence this is the reason why customers are utilizing the likes of Pivotal, Anthos, and Rancher. We are going to see an expansion of these cloud-agnostic development frameworks which allow businesses to develop code and deploy it on any cloud.
Kubernetes is one of those cloud-agnostic frameworks which allows you to bring your containers and run them anywhere you want. And where the effort to port your code does exist, it’s much less than if you deployed by using a cloud PaaS. There is always confusion between portability and integrated verticalization. Observability platforms need to offer customers the freedom of portability. There is a need to support every cloud which has the capabilities to manage them effectively.
6. Risk assessment in a smarter way
As the AIOps space is growing at a great speed, there is a great opportunity for the vendors to refine their risk assessment capabilities to enable customers to resolve issues with near certainty and without breaking anything else in the system. In 2021, there will be more dependency mapping by the engineers to assess risk which was a part of the remediation process or build-deploy cycle. In this way, there will be more software changes that won’t break the system elsewhere.
7. Tools Consolidation
In the current times, every organization whether large or small has the pressure to modernize to deliver in a fast and reliable manner. In most organizations, DevOps is being utilized as a differentiator to drive competitive business advantage. Since the system and practices are modernized, organizations are left with legacy tools that no longer meet the basic requirements. All these things pave the way to silos, the proliferation of tools, and communication issues which are proving as tough barriers to DevOps adoption. To reduce costs and training, the DevOps team is required to consolidate their tools. In the coming future, the DevOps team lean towards consolidating various tools to drive fewer outposts of information and earns better end-to-end visibility.
Are you going to invest in any tech business in the coming year?
If your answer is Yes, you have read the right information which can help you to invest rightly. These above details about the tech predictions will help you invest in the right business so that you can upscale your business. With the onset of cloud based services there is revolution in the sector of businesses with least risk assessment.