Most Popular Technology Trends in 2018: Need to Know

By Jyoti Nigania |Email | Jul 5, 2018 | 12414 Views

Enough of talking about languages, we should focus more on the technologies so that we can build apps and can solve different problems. In the fast-changing technological era, one needs to keep themselves to be updated with the technology that is emerging or having great influence in our life. Being updated with trends, market conditions and technology helps in cope up with the changes and move in a right direction.
Every year comes with few buzzwords related to technology which everyone talks about or which has the significant impact on business processes, people's lifestyle. Here are following top five technologies:
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Cloud Computing
  • Blockchain
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Big Data

Internet of Things: The Internet of things (IoT) is the network of physical devices, vehicles, home appliances and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity which enable these objects to connect and exchange data. The IoT allows objects to be sensed or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure.

Now the world is moving towards all the devices should be internet enabled example your mobile phones, laptops, tablets they all are internet enabled so they are communicating what about your home household devices like your AC, fridge, fan and tube light all will be internet enabled in future so they will be able to communicate and nowadays we have smart fridge, TV and many more so these all will be able to communicate. IoT is also helpful for developers it's because if you are making a device which in debt enabled that means we have to also build apps which can solve user problem. 
Cloud Computing: Cloud computing enables ubiquitous access to shared pools of configurable system, resources and higher-level services that can be rapidly provisioned with minimal management effort, often over the Internet. Cloud computing relies on sharing of resources to achieve coherence and economy of scale, similar to a utility. Third-party clouds enable organizations to focus on their core businesses instead of expending resources on computer infrastructure and maintenance. Cloud providers typically use a "pay-as-you-go" model.

Now every company now  moving towards cloud so all the software which we used to use on desktop machine now all the same application can be access through cloud computing. Initially we use to store data on the home drive now we store all the data on the Google drive. Different companies they are now moving to cloud in fact their own solution they are moving towards cloud. If the company wants to be on the top, than they should be good in cloud service. Hence different services are now available for cloud like defense services, Google and Amazon so on. 

Big Data: Big data is data sets that are so voluminous and complex that traditional data processing application software are inadequate to deal with them. Big data challenges include capturing data, data storage, data analysis, search, sharing, transfer, visualization, querying, and updating and information privacy. There are three dimensions to big data known as 3 V's (Volume, Variety and Velocity).

Blockchain: A blockchain is a continuously growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked and secured using cryptography which are resistant to modification of the data. Each block typically contains a hash pointer as a link to a previous block, a timestamp and transaction data. Blockchains are secure by design and are an example of a distributed computing system The first blockchain was conceptualized in 2008 by an anonymous person or group known as Satoshi Nakamoto and implemented in 2009 as a core component of bitcoin where it serves as the public ledger for all transactions.

It has gained importance when the prices of bitcoin rise more than gold. Now a day's people are talking to invest in bitcoin but very few are aware of blockchain technology and bitcoin. Blockchain is a digital ledger that keeps records of all virtual transaction facilitates dissemination of information but prohibits copying it. It works with bitcoin which is virtual or digital gold.

Artificial Intelligence: The world is moving so fast now everyone want to have their own Artificial intelligence. As we you are using mobile phone now doesn't matter is it IOS is it Android or Windows they all have that own AI assistance. For example for Apple we have Siri, for Google there is Google assistant and for windows we have partner. 
AI is intelligence displayed by machines. In computer science AI research is defined as the study of "intelligent agents": any device that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chance of success at some goal. Colloquially, the term "artificial intelligence" is applied when a machine mimics "cognitive" functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as "learning" and "problem solving.

Source: HOB