As 2018 comes to a close, now is the time to look ahead to what the next year will hold. In 2019, there will be plenty of technology trends that will heat up the tech space, giving companies more power, control, and management over their everyday operations. With that in mind, here’s a look at the top technology trends that are on the horizon for 2019.
1. More Augmented Reality And Virtual Reality To Come
Augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) are rearing their heads but in a good way in 2019. These technologies will allow businesses to interface with their customers in new and exciting ways. With AR and VR expanding into new industry segments beyond gaming, more workers will have the ability to use these technologies within their everyday work responsibilities. Both AR, VR, and even mixed reality, will find their way into industries such as engineering design, manufacturing, healthcare, and space exploration, transcending across the globe with their applications.
2. Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Intertwine
Moving into 2019, there will be a merger of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies. As ML explodes, AI will jump in to offer even more capabilities to collect data in a useful and purposeful manner. The partnership between AI and ML will be seen mostly in the use of robotics and autonomous machines, that allow complete operation without a driver or control operator for management. Look to 2019 to be a year where ML and AI grow and assist each other in becoming even more powerful with its tech abilities.
3. Quantum Computing Becomes More Accessible
Supercomputing or quantum computing will make an appearance in 2019 as it moves forward with lightning accuracy. Quantum computing is high on the priority list for developers and researchers as they look to develop a computer that can do it all, all the time. These supercomputers will take the form of cloud computing and allow for more superior capabilities than any other technology that has been revealed to date. While headlines about supercomputing will take center stage throughout 2019, don’t expect to understand the secrets of the technology as it most likely will be kept under wraps.
4. More Security Technologies For The Internet Of Things
As 2019 rounds the corner, there is a strong potential for security breaches of these new technologies. The Internet of Things (IoT) was a strong moving technology in 2018, and it will certainly pick up even more speed in the coming year. However, IoT is at risk if developers do not figure out ways to make the development more protected. Look for security enhancements to come in the future for IoT as this advancement will need an extra layer of protection to keep it safe from threats in 2019.
5. Blockchain Makes More Headway
Blockchain is back and in a big way as the technology continues to offer more transparency in the supply chain for customers and suppliers. This transparent technology will help consumers make better choices as they understand where the food and products that they buy come from. With the recent explosion of recalls as of late, blockchain can provide a more transparent approach to moving food products, keeping consumers in control and informed of exactly what they are buying. Look for blockchain to become more prevalent and available in the coming year.
With 2019 just ahead, now is the time to get up to speed on the trending technologies and look forward to integrating them into your business. As you look to implement many of these advancements, you may need additional assistance in their integration. Let Resolute Technologies help. We can match your business with skilled IT professionals so you can usher in these tech trends seamlessly in the coming year.