The world of technology changes quickly, and it’s often hard to keep up. But some developments have far more impact than others. These five modern technologies are having a significant impact on businesses today:
DevOps is a software development method that aims to help an organization produce high-quality software products faster and more efficiently. DevOps combines development and operations to automate processes to reduce errors and eliminate manual tasks.
DevOps has been around since approximately 2009. It’s finally starting to catch on among larger businesses as they look for ways to speed up their development cycles and decrease costs while still achieving high-quality results.
The rise in its popularity is also fueled by DevOps tools providers like JFrog and Jenkins, making it easier for developers and IT professionals to adopt DevOps practices.
Developers who have worked in DevOps environments say they’re happier because they have more control over their code, which leads to fewer bugs being introduced into the system before it’s released into production (also known as “production ready”). They also feel like they can contribute more directly toward the company’s bottom line because there aren’t as many obstacles between working on new features for customers or improving existing ones once customers start using them regularly over time.
2. Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) is a fast-growing field of computer science. It has been used in many industries and applications, from automated manufacturing to self-driving cars, and even to make better business decisions. AI is the science of making machines capable of intelligent behavior, such as learning and problem-solving.
There are many types of AI: some use rules-based programming that mimics human decision-making; others use machine learning techniques to make predictions based on past experiences; still, others may rely on feedback loops or prediction markets for guidance about what might happen next. Regardless of approach, all forms can be applied within your business to automate tasks like scheduling meetings or running reports from data sets that would take humans hours, if not days, to complete manually – saving you time while increasing accuracy at the same time!
3. Cloud Computing
Since the internet boom, companies have been looking for ways to make their operations more efficient by leveraging technology. In the late 90s, this was accomplished by moving their data centers into remote locations where third-party providers could maintain them. These data centers were called “cloud computing” because the servers were outside a company’s physical location.
Today, the cloud is a more general term for remotely hosted computing. It can include hosting your website on the internet to storing data like CRM records in a database system. This allows companies to focus on what they do best while letting someone else worry about maintaining and upgrading their technology infrastructure.
Practical applications of the cloud computing concept include:
- Storing data remotely can help companies avoid losing important information if their systems are compromised or damaged.
- Hosting websites on the internet to be accessible to anyone with an internet connection.
Blockchain is a distributed ledger technology that allows data to be stored and shared securely. Blockchain is often associated with cryptocurrencies, like bitcoin, but there are many other applications for the technology.
Blockchain helps reduce the risk of fraud because it’s a public record of transactions. If one person tries to alter or hack the system, they would have to change all copies simultaneously—meaning every other user in the system would know immediately if one was altered.
This means that blockchain has been used in many industries, including banking and finance; supply chain management; real estate; healthcare; legal services; energy distribution and clean energy generation (through peer-to-peer microgrids); education (higher education institutions have partnered up with IBM); music industry, etc.
Robotics is a technology that can automate repetitive tasks and improve efficiency and safety in manufacturing, healthcare, and education. For example, robots are being used to carry out the dangerous work of cleaning up contaminated radioactive waste at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan.
Robotic technologies can also be used for more mundane tasks like vacuuming floors or mowing lawns, so people don’t have to do them themselves—or hire someone else to do them for them!
Robotic technologies aren’t limited by time or location; they can work 24/7, 365 days a year, without being distracted by texting or checking email on their phone.
This list is by no means exhaustive, but it does cover some of the most impactful trends in current business technology. These are all areas where we can expect more innovation and adoption in the coming years.