The world of technology is in a constant state of change, and only those in the field who continuously adapt and learn new skills end up succeeding in their career. The rate at which newer software technologies are coming up is truly mind-boggling. Technology is evolving and here are some of the latest software technologies to learn. From technologies used in software development to technology that helps medical students to learn the body’s anatomy better, the list is vivid!
RPA (Robotic Process Automation)
There are many tasks in the industry that is often repetitive. There is a loss in the efficiency of work, wherein energy and effort can be channelized towards other pursuits and tasks. This is where the idea of automation comes into play.
Robotic Process Automation or RPA is the software process by which you can automate such routine and repetitive tasks. The use of these, help in the streamlining of enterprise operations and helps in saving labor and reducing costs drastically. This enables businesses to automate mundane business processes that are rule-based, and instead redirect business users to devote time to high-value work and serve customers better.
Surprisingly, as the name suggests it is to describe large volumes of data. Examples of big data collection include the likes of Social media sites, stock exchanges and many more. Processing of big data helps businesses to utilize outside help when taking a decision. Furthermore, the idea of data that is processed and organized means that businesses will be able to fine-tune their business strategy better.
Businesses will be able to get customer feedback, that can better read and evaluate customer responses, and this helps in it to boost operational efficiency.
Of the several Big data frameworks that are present, two of them that have stolen the limelight would be Hadoop and Spark. The industries that these can have a big impact would be retail, banking and finance, insurance and healthcare.
IoT (Internet Of Things)
This is a buzzword of sorts that has been making the rounds around the block for quite some time now. Funny thing would be to call it just a buzzword, but more so a fully-fledged technology ecosystem that can sustain itself.
As the same suggests, it is the connecting of several devices and creating a sort of virtual network wherein the data and information can be seamlessly sent across and analyzed so as to produce a favorable event. The IoT network includes everything from:
- Washing machines
- Even your smart home
With IoT in place, we can essentially streamline many of the processes and make things seamless. The effects of IoT would mean better traffic systems that are adaptable based on the traffic volume during the time of day; better and more efficient waste management systems and better energy use- it would possibly be the last time you leave the house with your lights and fans switched on. IoT will switch them off for you if it detects no one in the room. !
This may stand out for the fact that it technically isn’t a technology but more so a methodology. It is a methodology that ensures that development and operations go together. DevOps is often pictured as the infinite loop that ties in the operation teams the developers, and it does this by:
- Streamlining workflow
- Continuously measuring the performance of key indices
- Automating the digital infrastructure
Cognitive Cloud Computing
This is an extended ecosystem of the already traditional cloud computing that we are familiar with. This is considered as the next big leap in the IT industry. The cognitive computing application will help to bring cloud deployment to the masses and it would help experts to better decode and make wiser, well-informed decisions.
There are many big names that have already caught wind of this tech, from Google, Cisco to IBM-all have started to gear themselves up for the upcoming age of new-age tech.
Virtual Reality (VR) And Augmented Reality (AR)
These twin technologies will help you in experiencing reality on a whole another level and scale. It is being used by businesses- medical students who are in training can make use of AR technology to mimic surgery in a practiced environment; architects and civil engineers will be able to better visualize structures and design them; the avenues for interactive gaming is really beyond comprehension. These are just a slice of what may be coming out with virtual reality.
This is the tech that is powering bitcoin- the virtual currency that has become the darling of many. The blockchain as a technology still has far-reaching implications from healthcare to elections and law enforcement to real estate. We are at the cusp of a technological revolution…and the momentum with which the world is moving, the future does look very promising!