IT world is spinning with full force, moving at the speed of light, bringing about many changes and new innovations every now and then.
2017 was a year of new mind-blowing technologies. This will undoubtedly scale further to new heights this year as well. The sale of smartphones, smart speakers, virtual reality, data security, and artificial intelligence saw an incredible rise in 2017. But this is not all, as this can be a turning point for bigger things to come.
So let’s see those 8 IT trends that can create big waves in 2018.
1. Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence
One that is rising rapidly and spreading in almost every sector is AI. Artificial intelligence (AI), manifested through machine learning algorithms, is getting better and better. Though it still lacks proper funding, it has been incorporated in many fields. It is starting to make an appearance in almost every new platform, app, or device. AI will significantly see a rise in 2018. It will soon make its presence in new startups, tech companies, driverless cars, and AI chatbots.
2. 5G preparation
We are now habituated to everything quick and instant nowadays. And the coming generation will need even faster services than now. Very soon, we all will be using a 5G network with 5G phones. Almost 10 times faster than 4G, 5G internet may make an appearance most probably by the end of 2019. Imagine the speed of streaming content and internet access when the 5G network will run on our 5G supporting phones. So, gear up for a new generation of the internet as that day is not so far.
3. White collar automation
With machines getting smarter day by day, the day is not so far when machines will replace humans. It has already started in some parts of the world due to the advancing AI technology. Robots are taking place in various sectors like hospitals, households, the military, etc. Soon they will be everywhere. Though it won’t happen all of a sudden in 2018, we may see a rise in their population this year. We know it’s naïve to think that jobs will be totally replaced. But they will be more heavily automated and so different that we’ll have to adapt our careers accordingly.
4. Augmented Reality
AR is the buzzword in the world today, and the way it is succeeding, it is definitely going to boom this year. With tech giants like Facebook, Google, and Apple embracing Augmented Reality, we are all awaiting the first AR apps this year. Everything from smartphones and laptops to gaming consoles and medicine will see this technology play a pivotal role. In 2018, AR will stretch out into a new direction, bringing many more people into the game. But instant success is not assured – building revenue takes time. Thus, it will take time to determine which AR platform takes the largest market share.
5. Internet of Things (IoT) & Blockchain Revolution
With everything around us becoming smart, 2018 will definitely witness a further rise in mobile devices used to manage gadgets like smart locks and cars. The IoT (Internet of Things) has already entered the next stage of business. The combination of IoT and Blockchain technology will be the center of attention in 2018. Cryptocurrency will slowly become a part of our daily life in the coming years. The blockchain influence will expand and transform the Internet of Things by reducing the risk of hacking because the data will be stored across a chain of millions of computers.
6. UI overhauls
The UI design landscape is changing really fast. And, to stay competitive, many UI design trends are coming up with improvements in user interaction with apps and devices. Desktop devices are becoming less and less used while the usage of mobile apps is shooting up. New types of visuals and more audible clues will likely be included in next-generation UI. And consumers will adapt to them quickly, as long as they serve their core needs.
7. Quantum Computing
There is no doubt that computers are operating with lightning speed. But, the overall efficient progress in the silicon technology sphere has slowed down. This is why the next generation of computers, Quantum computers, will emerge, bringing about a new wave in computer technology. Conventional computing methods depend on the binary system. But quantum computers, on the other hand, are based on qubits. Qubits are based on two principles of quantum physics - superposition and entanglement. This will help them find a solution directly without beating around the bush with possible negative answers.
8. Foldable SmartPhones
We all know how mobile devices are undergoing changes every second. Soon, we will see great innovation in mobile devices with foldable smartphones. Such phones with foldable displays will allow designers and scientists to make innovations beyond the imagination. Smartphones will become compact and more portable with foldability. There are already rumors of Samsung launching one such foldable device this year.
Though Information Technology Trends are continuously evolving, these were the few ones that will bring about a tremendous change in 2018. But we can only wait and watch. So, what do you think about IT trends in 2018? Share your thoughts and reviews on our Facebook, Twitter, or Linkedin pages.