The world of information and communication technologies is constantly evolving. This dynamic is created by the new concepts that are born regularly of the invention of the actors of the computing, be it the companies or the individuals.
Each of these concepts adds value to the ecosystem of information systems. As far as its impact or usefulness is concerned, it is a matter of personal assessment. It is therefore to evaluate the interest of these new technological trends that this post proves to be appropriate.
Of the many technological concepts that exist, we present some, among the most popular.
Machine learning is a subdomain of artificial intelligence that deals with the mechanism of an automated system to learn dynamically. Several sectors exploit this concept, such as scientific research, game programming, etc. It is a trend that is increasingly in vogue.
Cloud computing is a computer-based approach that uses remotely-operated resources (servers, storage, remote management and collaboration tools) via the Internet (or any other WAN). These remote resources are called the Cloud. It is a relatively recent approach to computing that brings several benefits, the most notable of which are the reduction in maintenance costs of its IT infrastructure, the reduction of energy consumption, the rapid availability of a ready-to-use platform, use for deploying applications, provision of a simple backup solution that is accessible to everyone, even non-IT professionals.
Virtualization is a technology that allows you to run multiple instances of operating systems on a single physical server. The benefits of virtualization include: reducing the cost of acquiring an IT infrastructure, reduced maintenance costs, lower energy consumption, availability of a low-cost test environment, etc. Faced with these advantages, virtualization has quickly integrated several enterprise information systems, sometimes being the foundation of important applications or databases.
Application virtualization is a technique that runs an application independently of the operating system. It is based on the concept of containers of which the best known as Docker. The main advantage is to free the developer from the constraints specific to the operating systems.
The concept of DevOps is an approach to align the developers and users on the same wavelength, represented in a team known as the operating team. The aim is to optimize the cycle of tasks in a programming project.
The concept of DevOps is increasingly adopted in companies in that it helps to bring applications programming closer to the realities of operations.
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality
Concepts that combine the real world with the imaginary world in a 3D environment. Virtual reality and augmented reality are technologies implemented in newer versions of video games. They also find application in training and other professional settings.
The internet of things
The internet of things or IoT can be defined as the network consisting of intelligent devices that can be manipulated remotely, usually via the Internet. It is a fairly practical trend which has its application both in professional activities (medicine, industrial mechanics, etc.) and even in domestic life.
And other technologies and concepts like the Bitcoin, the agile method that mark the computer today, and that you are invited to take up.
The benefits of technology can be assessed in terms of:
- The need to which it responds: does technology fill a particular inadequacy?
- Use and exploitation: has this concept been accepted by the actors and specialists in the field?
- Are the intended use and operation effective?
- Adoption: what is the current scope of technology?
- And other points that you can take up
What technological trends do you consider to be in step with the constraints of today’s IT and the business needs?