Top 10 Technology Trends for 2021

The IT world remains in a state of constant flux. As an IT lover, it is almost like a survival tactic to keep yourself updated with the ever-evolving technologies as well as the market trends. Hence, here is a list of the top 10 technologies for 2021.

1. AI-as-a-service

Artificial Intelligence is one of the most revolutionizing technologies of this era, and in 2020, it is going to boom even more. But to build and deploy AI-based solutions continues to be a very expensive affair on the part of most businesses. It is expected to see a bunch of different providers in the year 2020 with tailor-made solutions for specialized tasks. Big brands like Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft are ahead of their game and at the forefront of this particular initiative digging deep into the potential of this technology. They are experimenting and finding out AI-based solutions to stay ahead of their competitors.

2. Cyber Security

With the widespread use of the IT ecosystem, cyber security remains one of the major concerns for most companies. Now the year 2020 is going to be a year to converge multiple nascent cybersecurity trends due to the automation of cybersecurity as well as the development of public IT infrastructure. Now multiple companies increase the security budget year by year to thwart malicious threats as well as a response to the recent data privacy legislation. Top-notch companies such as IBM, Hackerone, Cisco, and FireEyeare making it to the top 150 companies for cyber security.

3. Hyper Automation

It is nothing but an amalgamation of two super technologies of this era: RPA and Machine learning. Now understanding the automation mechanisms and how it is controlled and coordinated using machine learning will be the main focus of this field. In the year 2020, hyper-automation is implied to have a major macroeconomic implication on the market. Hence, top gear companies need to gear up for this convergence in demographic shifts. For now, companies such as Wipro and Infosys are experimenting with this technology, but other companies are not very far behind.

4. DevOps

With a set of functionalities, it plays a key aspect not just in software development, but also in operations management. Not just that, DevOps has made its way into artificial intelligence through Data Ops. With the increasing use of microservices, DevOps continues to pave its way into our big players like NASA, Netflix, Capgemini, and Dell which are a few of the existing pioneers in this industry.

5. Internet of Things

By the year 2020, it is estimated that around 75 billion connected devices are going to exist on the face of this globe. Not just that, IoT is also paving the way for Edge computing. For enterprises to keep up with the technological trends, they have to build their infrastructure upon Edge-based design patterns. Now, there are a few front runners in this particular market which include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Cisco, Microsoft, Dell and HP, but there are other smaller businesses which are quickly acquiring the IoT platform and are not too far behind.

6. 3D Printing

Now revolutionising the future, 3D printing is one of those technologies, one should definitely look forward to in the upcoming years. It is said to completely change the face of the domain such as healthcare, manufacturing and construction. With a market size of 10 billion, it is expected to grow at a rate of 23.5 percent every year for the next 5 years and big brands such as Bugatti, BMW, Adidas, Audi, and Porsche are already on their way to remodel our future using 3D printing.


This is a future technology pattern consisting of other big technologies. It is considered to be a catalyst for change in the post-digital world. DARQ is an acronym where ‘D’ stands for Distributed Ledger which first gained its momentum in the industry with the introduction of blockchain and Bitcoin, ‘A’ stands for Artificial intelligence which is bringing about tremendous change in various domains, ‘R’ is the extended reality including augmented reality and virtual reality and ‘Q’ is Quantum Computing which basically means you are trying to create IT technology based off of the principles of quantum theory. Recently, Google has made a major breakthrough by attaining Quantum Supremacy. With 53 qubits of quantum processors, it has successfully carried out a random circuit program a million times in 200 seconds which otherwise would have taken more than 10,000 years by traditional computing. At this moment, 9 out of 10 businesses are experimenting with one or more DARQ technologies. While each individual technology is at a different level at the adoption curve, one thing is for sure, the first wave of DARQ technologies is coming soon.

8. Big Data

The word ‘Big Data’ has been a special buzz for quite a few years. With all these businesses moving beyond the traditional ways of data storage and processing, Big Data has made its way to the big games. Now with all these new technologies such as data analytics automation, augmented analytics, and data as a service, Big Data is here to change the game across industries. While we are on this subject, let’s learn a bit about a subset called Dark Data. When the word Dark Data comes, it means all this data that is generated along with Big Data but is untapped. Its potential is unlimited, and by the year 2021, about 93% of all data is going to be categorized under this subset. Coming back to Big Data, companies which are investing in Big Data include Netflix, Amazon, Starbucks, Spotify, and Adobe.

9. 5G Technology

5G represents the next generation of cellular networks and services. Switzerland is the current world leader in 5G technology closely followed by South Korea and the United States. A bigger role out is anticipated by the year 2020 with the global adoption of this technology. It is expected to give a minimum of 20 Gbps downlink and 10 Gbps uplink which would make it 40 times faster than the current 4G LTE technology opening doors for newer services, network operations, and customer experiences on the part of telecom operators. Companies engaged heavily in the development and testing of 5G equipments are Samsung, Huawei, Intel, Ericsson, Nokia, Deloitte, and Qualcomm.

10. Cognitive Cloud Computing

Cognitive Cloud is an extended ecosystem. It is due to this that we can deploy cognitive cloud computing applications and solutions to the masses using cloud computing. Not just that…It is one of the next big things in the IT industry. Also, it can converse in natural language and helps in decision making by understanding the complexities of Big Data. It is expected to generate a revenue of 13.8 billion USD by the year 2020 alone, and hence, big companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Google, and Cisco are already investing in this next-generation technology to keep up with the upcoming market.

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