Over the next five to ten years, one or more revolutionary technologies will be introduced on the market. In this article, I will predict which technologies will be in that category and how they will affect people, businesses, and organizations today and in the future. As we approach the end of the next decade, many of the traditional industries will be transformed by new technologies. One such transformation is cloud computing. Below I will identify the top ten areas in which cloud computing will impact the market over the next five to ten years.
In all areas of cloud computing the customer requires a significant amount of hardware, memory, processing power, and network bandwidth to store, process, and deliver data. In the area of data storage, the biggest growth opportunities are in the area of virtualization, which allows a server to function as a virtual machine in a computer. Virtualization also offers the benefit of reducing the size of physical devices necessary to run an application. The other area of data storage where there will be growth is in the area of the Cloud. Applications run in the cloud do not need to have their own infrastructure to operate.
In the area of voice assistance, we will likely see technologies like VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) and unified communications. In order for these technologies to work, they will need to have dedicated networks with good capacity. Data is sent from one end of the world to another end of the world using fiber-optic networks. By 2021 we may be able to send voice signals across the internet for a reasonable cost via IP communication.
Computer security is a major concern for both corporations and governments. Trends in the area of computer security are unpredictable but usually include two trends. The first trend is more government involvement in protecting corporate information. The second trend is more security for personal information such as credit cards and user names.
Artificial intelligence is one of the more quickly developing technology trends. It includes systems such as self-driving cars and chats robots. In order for artificial intelligence to work, it will need a lot of data to analyze. One of the areas of great interest is computational finance because of all the data that is being generated by banking systems today.
There are many other areas of emerging technology that we will be seeing in the coming years. One of the most promising is called the cloud. Cloud computing is a new concept that makes use of the benefits of the Cloud to provide computing resources to companies. Some of the biggest players in the field of cloud computing are Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, Salesforce, and Google. There are many other smaller players who are developing tools to use the benefits of the Cloud such as Pivotal, Cloudy, and Consul.