Technology has been revolutionizing the way we perform tasks. It has made our tasks easier, simpler & faster. All thanks to tech revolution!! The technological innovations are the new big thing in 2018. Heard about AI, Machine Learning? Artificial Intelligence has always been in the favorites' section of tech experts and companies. Now, have a look on top 7 trending technologies in 2018:
1. Robotic Process Automation:
The first popular technological innovation is Robotic Process Automation. Generally, any test job in any industry involves tasks, that are repetitive in nature and can be automated.
RPA or Robotic Process Automation allows to automate such routine & repetitive tasks. Hence, RPA can boost the overall productivity of companies, by saving their time and money.
RPA has a lot of great features. For example, No coding skills are required, RPA comes with simple drag & drop tool. You can automate any repetitive tasks without changing the underline technologies.
RPA technology can be implemented using various tools. The top three tools include UIPATH, BLUEPRISM and AUTOMATION.
2. Intelligent Apps:
Intelligent Apps, also known as I-Apps. I-Apps are pieces of software written for mobile devices based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Technology, for making the everyday task easier. This involves tasks like Organizing, Prioritizing Emails, Scheduling meetings, Logging Interactions, content, etc. Some examples would be chatbots and Virtual Assistants.
3. Internet Of Things:
IoT is connecting different objects in our environment via intelligent sensors enabling them to send and receive data. This includes everything from mobile phones, refrigerators, washing machines to almost everything one can think of. With IoT, we can have smart cities with optimized traffic system, efficient waste management & energy use.
IoT is basically a giant network of connected devices, all of which gather & share data about how they are used, and the environment in which they are operating. And, by doing so, each of the device will be learning from the experience of other devices as humans do. IoT is trying to expand the interdependence in human, i.e. interact, contribute and collaborate to things.
DevOps is not actually a technology, but, it is a methodology that ensures that both the development and operations go hand in hand.
DevOps lifecycle is picturized as infinite loop representing integration of developers and operations team by automating infrastructure, workflows, and continuously measuring application performance. It is basically the process of continual improvement.
There are some popular companies like Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, etc who use DevOps. DevOps offers a series of benefits like providing shorter software development life-cycles. The quality of software that is produced is way better than the previous Waterfall model. It also gives an improved work environment.
There are many DevOps tools available in the market. The most popular ones are GIT, JENKINS, PUPPET, CHEF, DOCKER, ELK & there are many other tools as well.
5. Cloud Computing:
Cloud Computing is a buzzword in the IT industry right now. It is one of the most trending technologies today. It is because it saves a lot of time and simplifies the life of users.
Day-by-day, more & more companies are shifting their infrastructure in cloud. It is because it is fast & scalable. It is accessible from anywhere. And, it also provides better security with no upfront cost.
There are a lot of cloud providers in the market. For example, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Salesforce, IBM & Google. There is a lot of competition out there in the market. But, the most preferred one is Amazon Web Services.
6. Big Data:
Big Data has affected the IT landscape beyond imagination. Big data is the term for collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database system tools or traditional data processing applications.
Most companies today rely on big data analytics to gain huge insights about their customer, product research, marketing initiatives & more. Big data can be used in various domains like Retail, Insurance, Healthcare, Banking & Finance, etc.
7. Block Chain:
Blockchain is basically the technology that runs Bitcoin. Bitcoin is world's first digital Cryptocurrency. Bitcoin is the future of economy, "Cryptocurrency". Even if Blockchain doesn't exist after a couple of years, the economy will have cryptocurrency, based on Blockchain.