10 Technology Trends to Watch in 2021

2 Feb

Technology and the online world have taken centre stage throughout 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic wreaked havoc on businesses and the freedom of movement across the world. More than ever before, the importance of technology and the online community has been realised. With 2021 already in full swing, all eyes are yet again on technology and online services to see what’s on offer to improve the user experience.

the trends to look out for

With the lead up to the new year, experts and users have been talking about what’s expected and predicted for 2021. There seems to be a general consensus that the following tech trends will make an appearance this year.

1. a move to the cloud

Cloud computing was already emerging before world lockdowns came into place, but now it seems as if cloud systems for businesses, along with remote working, will become the new norm.

2. a “verify everything” approach to cyber-security

With cyber-security becoming a main focus of all organisations great and small, it seems as if the general approach will be to verify absolutely everything so as to minimise the possibility of fraud.

3. emerging african tech

African tech startups are coming to the fore and presenting great African tech products, built for Africans, by Africans. Soon we can start to look local for a lot of our own tech solutions.

4. rapid growth of artificial intelligence

Manpower shortages in the workplace will undoubtedly lead to companies considering the adoption of AI solutions to spur on productivity and growth.

5. development and further roll-out of 5g

Hopefully, 2021 will see the dust settle around the 5G conspiracy theories and more people and businesses will get on board with 5G development and implementation.

6. self-drive vehicles will be further developed

Self-drive vehicles are still something of a mystery to many, but as it turns out, even Honda is looking into creating an autonomous vehicle that in some instances, won’t require a driver. This year, more progress is sure to be seen in this particular test area.

7. online and e-learning education to flourish

It is expected with so many people being forced to stay home that more research and development will be seen in terms of creating online e-learning systems for education of all levels.

8. increase in online or telehealthcare

“Stay home and save lives” is a statement we have heard time and again, but what does someone do if they have a cold or an upset stomach and need to see a doctor? It seems that online and telephone health care is going to see an increase in popularity over the next year, where patients can get medical advice without having to leave the comfort and safety of their home.

9. increase in online orders for delivery

More and more people will feel comfortable waiting at home for their goods to be delivered to them in 2021. Because of this, many stores are creating online ordering and delivery systems that are safe, secure and highly efficient.

10. improved cyber-security systems

Businesses have become more acutely aware of the risks involved in operating remotely and online. As a result of this, businesses will be keen to upgrade their security systems to ensure that their businesses are safely secured.

what tech trends do you predict for 2021?

With these tech trends in mind, do you have any predictions of tech trends that will most likely be seen in the upcoming months? Share them with us! We would love to hear from you.

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