Mar 03, 2022
As students who are keen in pursuing a potential career in Information Technology, it is important you keep an eye on the current trends in technology and see how you can skill yourself to play an integral role in this digital revolution. The global pandemic has accelerated an already fast-paced digital transformation and created new trends in technology.
Let’s explore 5 of the latest technology trends in information technology!
Did you know that the word Metaverse was inspired by Snow Crash, a 1992 novel where users used the metaverse to escape to the future world? The metaverse is an online three-dimensional space where people can login as avatars to connect, communicate and collaborate with each other. The technologies that make up the metaverse include Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Blockchain technology that combine aspects of the digital and virtual world. The metaverse propels the evolution of new technologies for its execution as it needs a ‘digital twin’ of a person to simulate real-world presence. Are you excited about building technology for this alternate virtual universe?
Did you know that cyber criminals cause millions of dollars in losses to businesses, societies and countries by hacking into the unauthorized accounts? With the world being more connected than ever before in the ‘new normal’, cyberattacks have increased in 2022. While emerging tech like artificial intelligence (AI) guards networks in real-time as opposed to understanding what went wrong post-attack; cloud computing offers end-to-end encryption for online data storage and data transfers. AI-powered cybersecurity is not only one of the current trends in technology, it’s also a cool field to skill yourself in as you get to be a superhero online by catching criminals.
5G is the 5th generational mobile network that virtually connects everyone and everything including machines, objects and devices. It is designed to deliver higher multi-Gbps peak data speeds and its low latency and efficiency make it connect more people seamlessly. 5G which has 100 times the speed of 4G makes data transfers, downloads, uploads and streaming much faster and will also boost IoT (the Internet of Things) – connected smart devices that operate together. Did you know that latest research suggests that 5G adoption will skyrocket in 2022 with 5G subscriptions predicted to surpass one billion this year?
Blockchain – a digital ledger of transactions that is duplicated and distributed across the entire network of computer systems in a way that makes it impossible to change, hack or influence the system. Businesses run on information and the faster they receive accurate information, the better it is for the business. Blockchain delivers this information in a transparent and secure way. The key elements of a blockchain include distributed ledger technology, immutable records and smart contracts. Blockchain technology replaces the need for third-party validations and record keeping.
Educational technology includes the technology and media that facilitates learning and assists in the communication of knowledge. During the global pandemic, due to social restrictions, we have seen how physical classroom learning has been replaced by online instruction. Educational Technology companies are working on enhancing digital platforms for remote learning. Technologies like Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) help create immersive lessons that are fun and engaging for students. Gamification which involves using games as an instructional tool helps make even difficult subjects exciting and interactive.
Did you enjoy reading about the current trends in technology? Are you passionate about exploring the latest trends in information technology? Are you excited about standing on the cusp of this digital revolution and equipping yourself with the skills that matter to work in these interesting tech fields? Programs like HCL TechBee, give you the opportunity to prepare for a career in the emerging technologies right after Class XII and to get real-time experience of working on live projects in one of India’s best-known IT companies. What are you waiting for? Learn more today!