The technology trends for 2021 sector has undergone an enormous transformation. As a result of remote working, many companies were forced to renew themselves digitally. Technological developments will continue to follow each other this year and next year. Below we have collected some of the largest for you.
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Technology trends for 2021 will be used by more and more companies. Companies are using sophisticated Machine Learning software to spot anomalies and patterns, make predictions, make decisions and generate insights. This means that companies by means of these software can increase their organizational performance.
Many companies already have this software at their disposal. Consider, for example, Apple, Amazon and Google who use Machine Learning for their voice assistants. Online games of chance providers have also welcomed Machine Learning with open arms. This software makes it possible to notice problem behavior among players. For example, a top online casino prevents players from becoming victims of a gambling addiction. These are just a few examples of how Machine Learning is applied in practice. It is expected that more and more companies will use this software in the coming years.
5G, we’ve heard a lot about it over the past year. This new technology has both proponents and opponents, but was first rolled out in the Netherlands last year. Currently only a number of devices have 5G, but from this year more and more 5G devices will be marketed. Most likely, we won’t be able to enjoy 5G speeds until next year, as the correct frequencies for this are not yet available. However, anyone who already buys a 5G device is immediately prepared when the next year is finally there.
Everyone knows WiFi, but have you heard of LiFi? Chances are that this term is unfamiliar to you. Nevertheless, this technique was already presented in 2011. LiFi promises wireless internet, both at home and at work, that is not only as fast as light, but also works on the basis of light.
LiFi has several advantages. For example, users could enjoy ultra-fast speeds and the signal can be better shielded from hackers because light signals do not pass through walls. So all information stays in the same room. Yet this is also a disadvantage at the same time: more transmitters are needed. The system is also one-sided and not interactive.
Currently, LiFi is not widely used, but this may change in the future. Especially in business, LiFi can be very interesting. The health sector and the aviation industry in particular show their interest in this technique. In addition, LiFi can be used for Augmented and Virtual Reality.
This concept has been gaining popularity in cybersecurity for several years now. Especially now that a large part of crime takes place online, Zero Trust is very relevant. This concept assumes that devices on a network are not secure, even if they are connected to a managed corporate network or if they have been pre-authenticated.
Zero Trust advocates mutual authentication. This means that the identity and integrity of devices is checked regardless of location. Also, access to applications is not just granted. Only after the identity and health of the device and the identity of the user have been verified will access be granted. In addition, Zero Trust ensures that cyber criminals are sidelined.
Cloud based services
The cloud is already widely used, but it is expected that we will see even more cloud-based services and platforms in the future. In business as well as in our spare time, almost everything will be done in the cloud. Consider, for example, games or films that are increasingly streamed instead of physically purchased. Hosting will also take place in the cloud and business applications will be streamed from the cloud. All you need to gain access is a keyboard, mouse and a stable internet connection.