In life, change is inevitable but in business change is vital. For success in the digital world, you need the latest technology and the ability to reach people in innovative ways to get an edge over your competitors.
Technology trends can indicate new markets and even give rise to new methods to be the best in online competition. It can help to identify the needs of the customer first. Ultimately, technology is at its best when it brings people together.
According to The World Bank report, over 49% of the world’s population was using the internet in 2017. Out of which, 87% belong to the USA alone.
This emphasizes the importance of technology in our daily lives. So here we present you the list of top trending technologies to follow in 2020.
It refers to the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, especially by computer systems.
AI can be used in the case of cybersecurity, face recognition, data analysis, transport, marketing, advertising, robotic automation, etc.
Some of the more popular AI tools, libraries, and platforms are Azure, Tensorflow, Swift AI, etc
If you are not familiar with any of these, then look no further than Siri & Alexa, who are examples of AI technology.
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
VR and AR deal with how a user interacts with the environment.
VR immerses the user in a virtual environment, away from the physical world. Whereas, AR enhances a real environment.
Examples of AR Snapchat lenses, Pokemon GO!, etc.
Applications of VR can be seen in the fields of military, healthcare, education, etc.
After designing a website if you wish to improve user experience, you can add animations to it. That is exactly what Motion UI does.
ZURB designs awesome-looking web design tools.
Most popular ones come by the name of Motion UI
RPA ( Robotic Process Automation)
RPA is basically the use of software with AI and machine learning to automate business processes. It can interpret applications, process transactions, deal with data, etc
Voice Search Optimization
Voice SEO is the optimization of keywords or the keyword phrases for searches using voice assistants like Siri, Alexa, etc.
It is estimated that by 2020 50% of all searches across the internet will be voice-based.
Chatbots and Machine Learning
Just like RPA, chatbots are also used to make processes automated. The only difference is that RPA caters to the employees of the organization, whereas, Chatbots are often used for external customers.
Machine learning is a part or subset of AI, where computers are programmed to do unusual things. They can be supervised or unsupervised and include Neural networks, NLP, deep learning, etc.
RAIL (Response Animation Idle Load)
RAIL is a user-centric performance model, with the key idea being to judge what happens to a website after it fully loads. For doing this, it uses four parameters: response time, animation, idle time and load time. It optimizes components after a website has been loaded.
User Behavior Tracking Systems
Getting tasks done is easy when you meet the customer face to face. But in the digital era, we don’t know who the buyer is since all work is done online through websites. So it’s essential to track user behavior since it gives us an idea of how and where people interact with our site, how they navigate, etc.
Internet of Things ( IoT)
IoT refers to the merging of the physical and digital world through the internet. It can involve small household things such as switching on the AC when you are nearing your home or a big thing like developing smart cities.
Static Web Hosting
Static websites do not contain application code. They only deliver images, video and other files to your website visitors directly- without coding through drag and drop options.
Static websites are best for those with few authors and relatively fewer content changes, like simple marketing websites. There are multiple hosting companies where you can easily host a static website.
Cybersecurity refers to the practice of ensuring the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of information or the data from unauthorized access, attack or damage.
In the days of frequent technology updates, we just need to remember one thing to keep abreast of the changing times “ Your customer does not care how much you know until they know how much you care”. So whatever technology you adopt, always keep the customer in mind.
Author Bio: Chris Wagner is Head of Content at HostingPill. With more than 9 years of industry experience, he regularly writes about Hosting, Web servers and WordPress.