The previous year proved that the digital ecosystem is a game-changer. The COVID pandemic changed the world we live in and these changes also influenced our culture, everyday life, etc. However, these changes caused the development of new trends and technologies. Therefore, we have the right to predict that 2021 is expected to be the year of new technological achievements. And in this insightful post, we are going to take a deeper look at the latest trends that will rule 2021! Bookmark this page if your work is related to the Internet of Things development as programmers are the first who should keep up to speed with the latest technological achievements.
Internet of Behavior
IoT or the Internet of Things boosted the rapid development of health technology. Therefore, we can also expect that the Internet of Behavior will change the post-pandemic world. special sensors can be used to check if employees are wearing masks or washing their hands. And this data will be collected with the help of special devices and will be used to analyze the general behavioral patterns. On the plus side, we can also expect the same changes in road traffic, public life, etc.
Contactless Payment Options
Though this form of payment was introduced many years ago, it became more popular during the COVID pandemic. When the coronavirus outbreak, it was recommended to avoid using cash and this is where the benefits of the contactless payment jump in! Now, people can pay for goods or services with the help of RFID technology, avoiding the necessity to swipe the card. This technology has already been in use, but after the pandemic, it will surely improve our future!
This technology is not new and hit the market a few years ago. But we bet that very soon, it will surely provide customers with a much better experience! Blockchain ecosystems allow us to reduce the cost of transactions by 35 %! Better security, enhanced traceability, improved transparency, easier integration – are the key reasons why blockchain technology should be implemented in almost all areas of our life.
5G Is Expected to Be Mainstream
Though people are already discussing this trend for the past three years, in 2021, it has the chance to go real. It is clear that in 2020, digital collaboration, remote work, and frequent videoconferencing became a part of our life. But the need for reliable connection becomes even more important. The statistics say that by 2023, we’ll have more than 5 million 5G users.
And all this means that all companies (regardless of the niche) will have a fair opportunity to improve the level of their services and better suit the requirements of their customers.
After many years of working at the office, employees from the whole world were told to work remotely. And with the rapid development of remote jobs, it is clear that the main focus will be on automation and HR technology. In the upcoming year, Employee Experience (or EX) will surely be defined by long-term remote work. And the success of a company will be contingent on their investment in HR technologies and their skills and abilities in this niche.
Today, companies are mostly focused on customer experience, but in the near future, employee experience will also be properly managed.
Customer Data Platforms
We all can see a rise in the adoption and popularity of customer data platforms (CDP). The scientific research proved that many companies lose approximately $3 trillion because of poor data. And this is where properly curated data on one platform might come in handy! The main goal of CDPs is to help experts solve the problem quicker and more efficiently by collecting data from various sources. So in 2021 we all can see a rise in the adoption of CDPs as these tools are mandatory for IoT and AI-powered applications.
They say – welcome to the new normal! These technologies are going to rule the post-pandemic era. So if you are involved in software development, you should keep track of the latest news and trends. When all these technologies are put into practice, it will help any business grow!