The crisis of COVID-19 has driven transformation in a crucial and unexpected way. Increasing number of organizations across sectors are accelerating their technology investments not just to make their operations more efficient, but also to adapt to sensational changes in the market and client needs.
The ecosystem of technological innovations has been evaluated by Tech Trends over the years, as new technologies emerge, many organizations to need to continually monitor emerging technologies that aligns with their strategic vision.
Here are 10 tech trends that you should watch out for in 2021:
Artificial Intelligence, Robotic and Process Automation
Automation, with the help of A.I., robotics, and the internet of things, will be a key alternative solution to operate manufacturing.
The new norm will be working remotely in 2021. With the unprecedented outbreak of Covid 19, many companies have been forced to adapt to remote work.
Workforce technologies such as ERP, CRM, online video streaming and conferencing tools have redefined the future of work, and these technologies will not go away anytime soon.
Virtual and Augmented Reality
Augmented and virtual reality have increased rapidly in 2020. Augmented and virtual reality will accelerate even more at a faster pace in 2021.
Blockchain technology has laid the foundation for digital transactions and security. With the emergence of new cloud-based and 5G technologies, blockchain technology will become the backbone of new technologies in 2021.
Internet of Things (IoT)
Internet of things, will be a key alternative solution to operate in 2021.
The adoption of remote management technologies, such as contactless innovations, Bluetooth/NFC enabled smart cards and wearable devices, will become the norm for the most basic activity, such as downloading a file.
The 5G technology would accelerate innovation and economic expansion at a faster pace. In 2021, the deployment of 5G will take place progressively on a global scale.
Cybersecurity is more critical to business than ever before. Forrester predicts that funding for non-US-based cyber security companies will increase by 20% in 2021.
In 2021 and beyond, everyone will continue to rely heavily on cloud-based solutions. Cloud computing will continue to be a key asset for organizations to be more effective, productive and, most importantly, business continuity in 2021.
In a way that we have never seen before, the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated technology. Healthcare is considered to be a slower-to-adjust sector, but because of Covid-19, fast innovation is a must. With the global strategy to improve lives, there will be a lot of focus on the healthcare technology sector in 2021.
Autonomous driving technology
Elon musk becoming the richest person in the world, thanks to Tesla, Apple gearing up to release its electric vehicle, and other major big automobile players investing heavily in electric cars, 2021 will definitely be one of the biggest year for autonomous driving technology.