Life is a transition. All around us become smarter; from PCs to technology in tight spaces, even to light bulbs. As humans and part of society, we adapt and change the way we use technology, both at work and home, for faster usage and productivity, and create more comfortable connections.
Many technological advances ultimately create something better and improve their quality of life. In 2019, seamless connectivity, full automation, and expanded reality will be felt increasingly close, broadening the horizon and shaping the way humans use smart technology when intelligent transformation occurs.
Everything gets smarter
Intelligent space, be it physical or digital, is the environment in which humans, devices, and systems interact openly, connected and efficient. Whether it’s a smart city, a digital workspace, or a smart home, this ecosystem is always developing.
Technology for good: IT, AI, and AR / VR make us happier and healthier
Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and AR / VR are hot topics in the industry and promise unlimited connectivity, full automation, and an increasingly broader reality. The adoption of this technology will continue to expand to various sectors, ranging from manufacturing, education, retail and much more in 2019.
AR is no longer for fun, but also the sake of functionality
The immersive technology market is growing very rapidly. The expenditure of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) products and services is predicted to reach USD 27 billion this year, up 92% compared to last year’s expenditure based on data
VR had already influenced gaming, journalistic, film production, education, sports, music, and training visualization and data visualizations.
The more tantalizing share lies in AR. This technology has been used for consumer entertainment and commercial space which can increase efficiency in training, maintenance, and transfer of knowledge into a unified or immersive environment.
With the presence of 5G technology, AR capabilities such as highly visible computer images, remote assistance, object recognition, workflow builders, and other great content will develop and have a major impact on business.
Future of Security
Humans are often seen as a weak point in security. Growth in mobility, BYOD, distance work and gig economy contribute to the security challenges facing companies today. Employees who neglect or do not understand security protocols can cause security threats, financial losses, and damage to the company’s reputation. Digital natives are accustomed to technology that is more confidential in terms of access to personal data, but mistakes can still occur if humans prefer convenience over compliance with security protocols.
AI is touted as the path to protection. But like any powerful tool, AI can be used for good or bad, because the AI platform is also favored by cybercriminals.
There are four spaces for companies and users to protect themselves – data, identity, online, and tools – and it is very important to develop a comprehensive plan for threats in each of these spaces.
The trend from two-factor authentication to multi-factor in personal devices, for example, will continue to grow as security industry bodies
The emergence of smart devices in homes and offices that are interrelated will also raise security vulnerabilities that need to be addressed. An important aspect to do is to learn from users through new theories and learning models that discuss not only technological change but also changes in human behavior.
Companies need to understand their multi-generation workforce, to better manage and protect devices and develop strong security protocols and practices.