We were left crippled after the pandemic changed our lives completely. Our only hope of surviving is adapting to the new normal. Technology has always played an important role in the development of this world. Now technology plays a more vital role as our jobs and every source of entertainment is confined to the devices we use at home.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we see things and technology is working towards making it a better experience. Here are four technologies that will develop and attract the most attention.
Cybersecurity: To Secure All Your Vulnerable Data
Cybersecurity has been relevant since the introduction of the internet. However, the pandemic has forced people to use the cloud more than before. This calls for development in cybersecurity to keep your data safe from hackers. Meeting portals and digital tools have become popular making people susceptible to hacking.
Scammers are taking advantage of the pandemic and the followed uncertainty. They forward spoof emails with trusted company logos to fool people into clicking dangerous links. Everyone is working from home with their personal devices. This has pushed techies to amp up cybersecurity to keep people’s data secure. The industry understands the present cybersecurity technology is not strong enough to protect devices. Hence more money is being put into its development.
Cloud Computing: Work From Home Made Easier
As mentioned above, businesses are using the cloud more than ever. This means the technology requires adjustments and changes to keep up the overload. In the next few months, cloud computing will develop exponentially. The use of cloud-based applications saw a huge increase and the industry began revamping its technology to help businesses catering to their remote workforce.
Cloud computing helps companies avoid extra expenditure for cross-department collaboration and monitoring of resource consumption. Transitions to the cloud have resulted in the completion of projects faster. It also aids in testing out new concepts without upfront costs and going through lengthy procurement. This is because the companies have to spend on only the resources they use.
E-Learning: The New Normal For Education
The pandemic affected everyone and education was at the center of that. Schools and colleges are struggling to educate their students online. E-learning was a side project for students but now it has become their new classroom. With new applications to conduct classes, schools are pushing the boundaries to make online learning a fun and educative experience.
Education has shown the slowest growth in terms of technology compared to other sectors. However, the pandemic has forced them to make these changes and embrace technology. Traditional teaching standards are not useful anymore with the new virtual classrooms. The education industry is set to become more accessible and cheaper. As it is all online, costs will be cut and students from anywhere can study and graduate.
Unemployment is another back draw of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, this will increase the demand for education, as unemployed individuals will look to learn new skills for new job profiles. In the next few years, we will see a rise in professionals developing e-learning platforms.
Robotics and Automation: The New Labor Force
The pandemic’s unexpected nature has pushed industries to consider robotics and automation to manage their businesses better. This sudden change has affected the economy, logistics, and supply chains. Unlike most issues, this one affects the people and not the equipment and infrastructure.
Even before the pandemic hit us, industries worked tirelessly to develop robotics, artificial intelligence, and automated material handling equipment. It only makes sense to introduce in-house manufacturing with the help of robots and automation. Companies will no longer need to depend on outsourcing manufacturing.
Although these are just predictions based on the statistics, the industries that will thrive are the ones who embrace change. The remote working culture is the new way of life and adapting to new technologies will ensure a boom in profits and stability.