“In today’s smart economy, new business models are powered by 5G and Artificial Intelligence, while new business capabilities are leveraging XaaS, cloud computing and more. Digital transformation has a lot to offer, and the business landscape has a lot to behold in 2021.”
As we prepare to move to 2021, the entire business fraternity looks upon industry leaders to shed light on the upcoming trends and developments that forward-looking organizations need to prioritize. The fact that COVID-19 has propelled digital-ready culture among all-sized organizations is undisputed.
The business landscape is continuously evolving. Digital transformation trends have become instrumental in the modern world; hence are much awaited by IT professionals. This blog will help you understand which trends will rule in 2021 and how you can leverage them to take your business up a notch. Let us check the four hottest digital transformation trends that will define 2021.
Top Digital Transformation Trends For 2021
#1. Multi-Cloud To Become The Future Of Cloud Computing
The world hasn’t gotten over the waves of clouds yet. The focus has shifted to how to leverage it better. Hybrid cloud solutions will get more traction for speed, security, scalability, and cost benefits. Multi-cloud approaches will remove the barriers among providers and reduce vendor lock-in situations. The involvement of technologies like AI in the cloud will improve the efficiency and speed of cloud computing.
Serverless computing, containers, and kubernetes will witness an upsurge in the technology domain. Cloud will primarily deliver services related to gaming, music, and movies to improve user experiences. The pandemic has proved that cloud technology has become the backbone of the data-driven world and app-based technology ecosystems. Cloud technology will attract more significant investments in 2021 as it has become instrumental to the modern data ecosystem.
Enterprises prefer a multi-cloud computing approach over a single cloud vendor. Likewise, the flip side of managing multiple clouds can be complex when you need to move the workload in the cloud environment. Hence the enterprises are luring towards containerization, API-led application development, microservices, dockers, and kubernetes. Multi-cloud is the future of cloud computing as it has become omni-cloud with applications becoming more portable.
#2. The Spark Of Artificial Intelligence To Ignite A Technical Revolution
Artificial intelligence (AI) makes big data, data analytics, the evolution of data highways, and insights smarter with automated detection. AI will redefine businesses and customer experiences. AI-enabled chips boost performance and Quantum AI will rise with Qubits. With emergence of hybrid workforce, AI can lead to better cybersecurity solutions with a more focused approach to deal with data breaches. AI-based monitoring for business processes and hyper automation coupled with cognitive automation projects can help the businesses to integrate AI-enabled tools.
The year 2021 is likely to witness AI-driven biometric security solutions, automated machine learning, explainable and conversational AI, growth of RPA, AI-driven automation, a shift toward cybersecurity and AIOps, and the confluence of AI and IoT. AI and IoT can revolutionize the technology landscape, and these two technologies, when deployed together, will usher a new era for actionable insights.
#3. 5G And Wi-Fi 6 To Supercharge Business Houses With Power And Speed
5G’s unprecedented speed and connectivity will bring new capabilities to provide many opportunities in the business landscape. In the connected economy with ‘smart everything,’ 5G can unlock digital transformation potential by becoming the building block of innovation. Acting as the foundation of modern business, some of the instrumental benefits of 5G include connected vehicles, smartphones, streaming, and entertainment.
5G is expected to transform industries and elevate the user experiences. As we enter the new normal phase, the rise of remote working setup, video conferencing, and digital collaborations across domains has highlighted the need for reliable connectivity and increased bandwidth. The role of 5G technology is vital in streamlining and taking remote work culture to new horizons. WiFi 6, nonetheless, will allow better battery consumption, improve security, lower down the latency, and enhance efficiency.
#4. Blockchain Technology To Become More Mature In Every Industry
Blockchain interconnects data in the form of blocks by using the process called cryptography. In 2021, blockchain will rise beyond crypto and play a pivotal role in cybersecurity. It will combine with artificial intelligence to improve decision making by ensuring confidentiality.
Furthermore, the technology will become mature with an intensified battle among private, public, and hybrid blockchains. From government to start-ups and enterprises, every organization will give some serious thoughts over blockchain adoption.
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#5. XaaS To Redefine The Corporate Frontier With Agility
XaaS will emerge as one of the top tech trends for 2021. This model can not only curb costs, but also it simplifies the technology deployments. XaaS is getting traction as the services that are delivered will reside on the cloud with quick access. With data being the new oil, big data is a significant force that pushes XaaS.
XaaS helps businesses cut down the costs by opting out of services from the providers on a subscription basis. They can strongly adapt to dynamic market conditions by speeding up new applications and business processes. With the XaaS delivery model, they can streamline operations and divert more resources towards innovation. XaaS can transform them digitally to help them become agile. It should be noted that organizations in 2021 that fail to leverage XaaS are likely to be outmoded.
#6. The Flare Of Big Data To Tap The Untapped Data Opportunities
In Industry 4.0, data is the new oil. Big data is the influx of data in the form of complex data sets that are difficult to compute through traditional data processing application software. In 2021, nevertheless, big data will witness the rising of quantum computing, artificial intelligence, and edge analytics; the role of Chief Data Officers (CDO) gaining prominence, enterprises preparing a well-defined data governance strategy, upgrade of data-crunching tools, and relevant/good use of dark data.
Thus, the territory of big data will overcome challenges related to data security, the volume of data, data explosion, unstructured data, data integration to generate valuable insights in real-time, and shortage of skilled personnel are exacerbating the situation, all of these challenges will get addressed this year.
#7. Automation In ERP To Hasten The Pace Of Digitalization
When automation is injected into ERP, your business processes become unbelievably robust with agile development. For this reason, ERP incorporates every aspect from customer service, order processing, purchase, human resource, project management, sales & marketing, finance & accounting, inventory, engineering/production to SCM.
In 2021, ERP will become customer-centric. Moreover, Robotic Process Automation (RPA), GPS tracking, RFID technology, robotics, predictive analysis, IoT, and big data analytics will act as the drivers to push digital transformation forward.
To Conclude – The episodes of 2020 have turned digital transformation trends for 2021 on their head.
The business landscape can’t stop gushing about digital transformation, and the coming years are expected to witness the rapid acceleration of digital initiatives across all the sectors. The COVID-19 pandemic has slung digital transformation to a point where there is no looking back.
CEOs have made it a priority with which all the teams have to stick. It is vital to understand the trends to make more informed decisions. These digital transformation trends for 2021 are setting up a base layer for digitalization to flourish. These trends create an atmosphere, which can help companies to capitalize on the real potential of technology.
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