Technology is an extremely fluid space, with changes happening so fast that it becomes difficult to adopt the latest trends and tackle challenges. The pitfalls can also be huge if you miss the right bus. More so with mobility, there are new paradigms emerging each day. It thus becomes imperative to stay ahead and follow the latest trends.
Blockchain: technology-driven innovation in the mobility and transport system will be a key driver in the near future. With the spread of IoT in everything around us, more and more devices will be enabled to autonomously pay for sevices using secure, decentralized, peer-to-peer transactions.
Artificial Intelligent Assistants: More and more enterprise apps are leveraging features such as those offered by Siri, Google Now, Cortana, and other smart personal assistants. Companies are now using true machine-learning solutions to enable AI for every human interaction, and generate transformative customer and operational insights.
Companion Apps: There is now an increasing shift to companion apps, or apps aimed at making a specific thing or function easy. Web is a noisy place and trying to replicate every single feature of a desktop app can leave your even more confused than ever. Highly optimized mobile content experience can take audiences’ involvement to a whole new level.
Hybrid cloud: Enterprises are increasingly opting for hybrid solutions, hosting mission critical apps on premises) and other apps on the cloud (off-site). This not only helps them reconcile the security issue, but also create a faster, cost effective and well-managed computing environment.
Advent of Citizen Developers: The growing demand for enterprise apps and consumerization of IT have resulted in the rise and popularity of building applications with little to no coding. These citizen developers are able to spot a business need and help in filling the application demand gap quickly, resulting in the trend of develop-your-own-app (DYOA) gaining prominence.
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR): According to IDC, 25 percent of enterprise IT organizations will test AR business apps for smartphone use in 2017. AR and VR applications will be very real in near future and will venture into business focused usages such as architectural drawings, 3-D modeling, realistic types of videoconferencing etc.
As time goes by, there seems to be less and less discussion about whether technology will surprise us in the time to come. It’s just a question of how.