It’s the end of 2017, and every business organization, whether, big, medium or small, has realized the importance of online presence. This realization has created an obvious demand for developers in the market, and of course, better-developed software to cater to their social media marketing needs. Gone are the days of plain advertising when brands used to hire a big name or face to represent them. Now, as people stay online for most part of the day, for everything big and small, marketers have to be smart enough to track their target group, analyses their behavior, understand their wants, and trigger ads that tell those people how much they need the products and services of the brands. This requires a lot of creativity as well. But that’s not all, there’s a huge demand for developed tools and platforms, i.e. software. Here’s what the future for software in 2018 might look like:
Importance of Big Data
Big Data has been playing a huge role in collecting data regarding the behavioural patterns of people, and they will go bigger in the New Year, along with other related technologies of data management. More players will come into the scene with greater understanding of Big Data and the analytics processes, as well as of platforms that will provide data insight, to meet the demands of companies.
Data will continue to move more towards cloud, and there will also be more and more platforms that will manage and analyse all this data in cloud. Obviously, these will be preferred by the organizations, as they will provide multifaceted solutions. There will be demand for professionals well-versed in could automation to help businesses to migrate to cloud, not just by big, medium and small businesses.
We have already seen how the software-based services have trended in the past years. From Uber to Tinder, there has been a massive demand for enterprise software, which is basically software that is specifically designed to execute the delivery of products or services by an organization. As consumers will demand more online platforms to get their needs fulfilled, IT processes will undergo huge changes.
Mobile Net Performance
People spend most of their time on their phones. From small things to big, people go online to find their solutions. To reach them at every step on the way, brand marketers will try to track the users, and push personalized ads. This will also require the consumers to stay online and share their details. Altogether, the entire process will good web connection, and mobile devices to support optimum net performance.
Demand for Blockchains
2017 has already seen a rise in the demand for Blockchains, mainly because of the Bitcoin hype, as it allows non-cash exchanges on a large scale. This demand will take a monumental shape, as companies will try to make the best use of the interconnected peer-to-peer gadgets, to help meet the lack of central computers, especially when it comes to the storage of data. It is expected to reach bigger fields.
Internet of Things
Internet of Things, or IoT, has touched us in every way, as computing devices have been embedded in everyday objects like Fitbit and Smart Watches, to gather, send and analyse data. But, that’s not all, and that will not be all, as everything we use, from cars to cameras will become data-gathering devices, as a part of the ecosystem of IoT. There will be faster. Edge computing, to use micro-data will come to play.
Importance of Cyber-Security
As IoT will send and receive data at every step of the way, there will be an increased need for cyber-security, with can be both internal, as well as external. When it will come to internal cyber-security, DevOps teams will focus on lifecycle of software. As for the external cyber-security scene, the huge inflow of capital by the venture capitalists will continue. There will also be a demand to learn about this.
Altogether, it can be said that the importance of developers in developing software will go higher. Their work will help business organizations more than ever, and touch our lives in more ways than we will understand. Software developments will have a part to play in everything, from Wall Street readings, to the wallpaper we should buy in our home. All in all, it will be an exciting year for developers, as software will have an impact everywhere, much more than we can comprehend.