2018 is already behind us and it’s 2019 already. With a new year comes an influx of visitors at your local gym and also a new wave of innovative trends that will help shape the technology landscape. Here is our list of the 6 exciting tech trends that you should look out for in 2019.
1. Cyber Security
Truth be told, cyber security may not seem like a trend anymore for the whole industry. 2018 was a key year for cybersecurity thanks to the tremendous turmoil that took place all throughout the industry. Today cybersecurity and related technologies safeguard your company’s private data and information more than ever. Cybersecurity is a not only a priority for your company but also important for the most important player of your organization: your clients.
Three things cybersecurity will be driven by in 2019 are:
- Organizations are focusing on cloud-based security platforms
- Organizations now aim to be secure by design
- Regulations and public sentiment on privacy will drive data protection policies
2. 5G Technology
2019 will be a big year for the new 5G Network Technology. This technology will be mainly pushed by the mobile smart device industry. We will begin to see sprouts of creativity and prototypes that look a lot like the end result to the future of mobile communication/gadgets. There will be a creation of a gap between users as more new disruptive technologies appear in the market.
5G will bring:
- Increased Security
- A Scale or Fail Environment
- Increased connectivity
3. Internet of Things
The Internet of Things has become more and more relevant on the worldwide stage. The world is prepping for a lot more integration with some familiar Artificial Intelligence friends Alexa, Cortana, Siri, and more. Expect much more integration in our smart devices for both work and home use. Like a sci-fi movie, we will be talking to our walls, TVs, and appliances so invest wisely in these new devices and create or get access to a solid network that allows your devices to run smoothly with no hitches. Remember tech trend #1: focus on cybersecurity.
Key IoT trends:
- Social, legal, and ethical IoT
- Infonomics and data brokering
- New IoT user experiences
- New wireless networking technologies for IoT
Trends related to mobile devices have become a priority. 2019 is a special year for mobile interfaces, devices, technologies, and business. With Google and Facebook engines giving priority status to the use of mobile devices, there is an increase in the importance related to the user interface and experience. These topics will need to be revised by everyone in one way or another.
Make the right adjustments:
- Revise your SEO strategy
- Revamp or overhaul your User Experience
- Revisit your inbound and outbound strategy
5. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence is the sci-fi dream that has been worked on and improved in a short amount of time. We now have Siri, Cortana, Alexa, and the Google Assistant. With thousands of users interacting with these bots every day, they are learning patterns, sentence structures, languages and sounds at an accelerated rate. But you might be asking. How can you capitalize on Artificial intelligence if you are not a developer or company and just want to make use of the technology?
If your company is not tech related and you want to start going into the AI realm, you can always start by acquiring software as a service (Saas) that will help your company run smoother. Some of the best options for AI-powered systems are:
- Google Cloud AI
- Microsoft Azure AI Platform
On the other hand, if you are developing new AI uses or features, then you should be working on adapting the technology to reproduce senses and human interactions. This is the main trend in Artificial Intelligence R&D for the moment and is what everything is trending towards.
6. Social Media Revolution
Change is here, and it’s hitting your social media first. With YouTube expanding exponentially into India, the political scandals of Facebook, the imminent shutdown of Google+, and the image restrictions to Instagram and Tumblr, we are at the tipping point before a catastrophic number of changes will take place on social media platforms that will create an almost completely different environment.
The 5 key trends that will dominate social media markets in 2019 are:
- Social commerce will grow exponentially
- The rise of ephemeral content: Vertical video
- Simple and more meaningful interactions: Chatbots
- Augmented reality: VR
- Restricted adult content realm.