Latest Technology Trends That Influence Future of Businesses

Every year Future Today Institute publishes a report about latest technology trends, which will affect different sectors of the economy. In 2019 the number of innovations, mentioned in the forecast, was almost doubled if to compare to the previous year. Technologies evolve faster than ever and so that your business keeps pace with the times, you should pay attention to the latest technology trends. What innovations in IT sphere will be in demand in 2020 and how to apply the emerging technology trends for business development?

Artificial Intelligence

Stanford University’s Scientists believe that by 2030, cities will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to ensure the safety of the population. According to forecast, the AI will help to prevent crimes and even act as an assistant in court proceedings.

Solutions based on AI have already formed the basis of many innovative ideas and technology trends: from smart house to the face recognition and even emotions simulation. Elements of artificial intelligence — machine and deep learning are now widely used in robotics. The Future Today Institute researchers assume — soon artificial intelligence will become a part of almost all technology inventions.

Voice and visual product search

According to the recent Gartner’s forecast, by 2021 leading trading companies will implement visual and voice product search to their platforms. Using AI technology, large online stores will be able to understand desires and interests of their consumers. Analysts predict that as a result of this innovation, marketplaces’ revenue will increase by 30%.

Indeed individual approach to the customer

Real-time learning — emerging trend in information technology, based on AI conception. Using this technology large online stores, for example, will be able to display the products individually for each user, depending on his/her behavior on the website. This innovative technology will help to adjust the website’s model using a continuous flow of transactions data in real time.

Transport Industry Innovations

While Tesla actively develops its self-driving cars, Amazon has, for the first time, demonstrated the successful drone delivery in a public place. It is quite obvious that emerging technology trends will soon change the habitual attitude to transportation and logistics.

Logistics Automation

ARC Advisory Group analysts believe that delivery automation is quite a topical issue not only for carriers but also for large online stores. Steve Banker, one of the ARC Advisory Group directors, notes — when retail trades increase from 9 to 30 percents large companies face the question — whether they are ready to be flexible enough in goods delivery.

The demand for web-based TMS and SCM solutions (system supply chain management) will grow in the coming years. Cloud services for the logistics automation will become a trend, which helps to optimize the process of goods delivery not only for 3PL-providers, large online stores will also benefit from this solutions.

Self-driving cars

Self-driving cars — another technology trend (based on the concept of artificial intelligence), which the biggest companies have a bet. Tesla already allows drivers to engage the autopilot in their cars, provided that they will follow the road. Uber has also recently launched about a hundred Autonomous cars on the streets of Pittsburgh. However, innovation meanwhile is only in a testing stage — Uber’s specialist is in the car and constantly oversees the work of the algorithm and security.

According to the Oliver Wyman’s forecast, by the 2030 half of the cars will be equipped with an autopilot feature. In a note to Forbes Oliver Wyman’s analysts even speculate about how insurance companies will assess risks, considering the growing number of self-driving cars. It is obvious that autonomous cars will soon become quite commonplace.

Mobile trends:

Chatbots

Gartner experts have also predicted that by the 2021 year the largest enterprises will spend on chatbots much more than on mobile applications development, and the chatbots market share will be close to $3.5 billion. As we may see from the latest technology trends, chatbots will acquire human traits — firstly they will learn how to communicate (as Siri is already doing), and then to recognize and simulate human emotions.

We are getting into the so-called «post-application era» — virtual assistants, that are not tied to specific mobile programs will get leading positions. Experts believe that in a couple of years chatbots will penetrate all spheres of communication.

Internet of Х

In 1990 John Romkey created the world’s first Internet-thing, by connecting his toaster to the network. Since then, the number of devices managed via the Internet has grown considerably and formed the so-called Internet of Things or IoT. Now in there are about 9 billion «smart» objects that are managed via the Internet: mobile devices, industrial equipment, the smart house elements, etc. According to McKinsey, the number of smart devices will grow and will soon reach a trillion. Gartner experts recommend that businesses already, to start investing in IoT solutions: «Every supplier must, at the very least, make plans to implement IoT technology into its products, for both consumer and business buyers.»

In parallel with the increasing number of smart devices, LPWA is developing (Low-Power Wide-area network, that is an alternative to Wi-Fi). LPWA will allow the signal to travel great distances and overcome obstacles. The LPWA evolution, along with the increasing number of smart devices, will push the development of the IoT. Internet of Things will evolve to the Internet of X, the concept that can be applied to almost everything — assures Future Today Institute. As an example, scientists cite a startup Consumer Physics — using the application you can scan your food and get information about a number of calories it contains.

Education in the pocket

New innovations in technology appear almost every day and to stay on top of it, professionals in all fields will need to periodically update their knowledge. Considering the modern pace of life, online education is gaining momentum. Moreover, in order to rich its consumers, education should be as accessible as possible, so the futurists suggest a boom in educational mobile applications.

Big Data

The analysis of large amounts of data is already widely used by various companies. With the growing amount of information and the AI evolution, Big Data will develop and will be adapted to be applicable to even more spheres of life. Big Data will be one of the Online Marketing tools. This technology will allow to quickly process huge amounts of data about purchasing behavior. More about the technology we will write in the next article.

Experience design

User experience helps to highlight the company among competitors. Design based on user experience will continue its development together with the latest technologies. Traditional interfaces will transform in voice or even neural (the so-called «brain-computer»). The only thing that will stay unchanged — the main goal of a quality user experience is to make technological innovations convenient and user-friendly.

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TOP 10 Best Amazon Books for Web Developers

Front-End Web Development: The Big Nerd Ranch Guide (Big Nerd Ranch Guides)

Aug 8, 2016 — by Chris Aquino and Todd Gandee

$ 28,21

4.1 out of 5 stars 24

Front-end development targets the browser, putting your applications in front of the widest range of users regardless of device or operating system. This guide will give you a solid foundation for creating rich web experiences across platforms.

Focusing on JavaScript, CSS3, and HTML5, this book is for programmers with a background in other platforms and developers with previous web experience who need to get up to speed quickly on current tools and best practices.

Each chapter of this book will guide you through essential concepts and APIs as you build a series of applications. You will implement responsive UIs, access remote web services, build applications with Ember.js, and more. You will also debug and test your code with cutting-edge development tools and harness the power of Node.js and the wealth of open-source modules in the npm registry. After working through the step-by-step example projects, you will understand how to build modern websites and web applications.


No Degree Web Developer: How I broke into the tech industry with 3 months of self-taught programming.

May 8, 2017 — by Dom Xing

$ 12,99

4.3 out of 5 stars 7

So you want to become a web developer but you don’t have a computer science degree. If you’re reading this, then for whatever reason you’ve decided that it’s time to join the exciting world of tech. You’re determined and committed to join the fastest growing industry in the years to come. There’s one problem though. You have no idea where to start. Maybe you’ve done a little coding here and there or maybe you haven’t at all. Either way, it’d be really helpful if someone laid out exactly what you need to do to get that first foot in the door, and to do it fast. This book outlines the exact blueprint I used — from mindset to planning to job applications — to switch careers and land my first full-time gig as a web developer at a fast-growing global tech company. Now I’m getting paid to contribute to large projects with much more experienced developers who help me learn faster! In “No Degree Web Developer”, I cover: • General Attitude and Mindset • Technical Attitude and Mindset • Planning and Execution • Mentors • Getting a Job • Acceleration Hacks If you’re looking to break into the tech industry, or you just want a to-the-point guide on learning to code, check out “No Degree Web Developer” now!


Fundamentals of Web Development (2nd Edition)

Feb 18, 2017 — by Randy Connolly and Ricardo Hoar

$ 141,36

5 out of 5 stars 1

Fundamentals of Web Development , 2nd Edition guides readers through the creation of enterprise-quality websites using current development frameworks. Written by a leading teacher in the field and designed for serious programmers, this book is as valuable to developers as a dev bootcamp. Its practical approach and comprehensive insight into the practice of web development covers HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and the LAMP stack (that is, Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP), jQuery, XML, WordPress, Bootstrap, and a variety of third-party APIs that include Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Bing Maps. Coverage also includes the required ACM web development topics, aligned with real-world web development best practices. The 2nd Edition faithfully covers the most vital trends and innovations in the field since 2013, while continuing to provide a thorough and comprehensive overview.


The Fundamentals of Web Development: Using HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript + Video Tutorials

Nov 16, 2015 — by Shelley Benhoff

$0.00

4.8 out of 5 stars 6

By the end of this course, you will be able to build a functional HTML web page from scratch. Learn the basic concepts and that you will need to build fully functional websites. Build a strong foundation of knowledge in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript with this tutorial for beginners.

Learning HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript will help you begin a career in web development. These skills are the foundation for many other programming languages such as Microsoft .NET and PHP to create fully functional web applications.


Web Development with MongoDB and NodeJS

Oct 30, 2015 — by Mithun Satheesh and Bruno Joseph D’mello

$ 39,99

4.3 out of 5 stars 6

Node.js and MongoDB are quickly becoming one of the most popular tech stacks for the web. Powered by Google’s V8 engine, Node.js caters to easily building fast, scalable network applications while MongoDB is the perfect fit as a scalable, high-performance, open source NoSQL database solution. Using these two technologies together, web applications can be built quickly and easily and deployed to the cloud with very little difficulty.

The book will begin by introducing you to the groundwork needed to set up the development environment. Here, you will quickly run through the steps necessary to get the main application server up and running. Then you will see how to use Node.js to connect to a MongoDB database and perform data manipulations.

From here on, the book will take you through integration with third-party tools for interaction with web apps. It then moves on to show you how to use controllers and view models to generate reusable code that will reduce development time. Toward the end of the book, we will cover tests to properly execute the code and some popular frameworks for developing web applications.

By the end of the book, you will have a running web application developed with MongoDB and Node.js along with it’s popular frameworks.


MEAN Web Development

Sep 25, 2014 — by Amos Q. Haviv

$ 47,96

4.5 out of 5 stars 44

The MEAN stack is a collection of the most popular modern tools for web development; it comprises MongoDB, Express, AngularJS, and Node.js.

Starting with MEAN core frameworks, this project-based guide will explain the key concepts of each framework, how to set them up properly, and how to use popular modules to connect it all together. By following the real-world examples shown in this tutorial, you will scaffold your MEAN application architecture, add an authentication layer, and develop an MVC structure to support your project development. Finally, you will walk through the different tools and frameworks that will help expedite your daily development cycles.

Watch how your application development grows by learning from the only guide that is solely orientated towards building a full, end-to-end, real-time application using the MEAN stack!


How I Learned to Code: Lessons From Teaching Myself Web Development and Becoming a Paid Programmer in Only 3 Months

Sep 29, 2016 — by Mr Christopher R Dodd

$ 9,99

4 out of 5 stars 32

This book is the story of Chris’ 11 month journey from studying his first Ruby on Rails course to working remotely in Bali. Part-memoir and part-advice, Chris shares his experience as a junior developer including everything he learned along the way.

Including…
The Single Most Important Mindset You Will Need to Be Successful
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His ‘Secret Sauce’ When It Comes to Finding Freelance Clients, and
How He Was Able to Work Remotely From Bali

This book is essential reading for anyone considering a career in the fast-growing computer programming industry.


Identity and Data Security for Web Development: Best Practices

Jun 20, 2016 — by Jonathan LeBlanc and Tim Messerschmidt

$ 27,80

5 out of 5 stars 2

Developers, designers, engineers, and creators can no longer afford to pass responsibility for identity and data security onto others. Web developers who don’t understand how to obscure data in transmission, for instance, can open security flaws on a site without realizing it. With this practical guide, you’ll learn how and why everyone working on a system needs to ensure that users and data are protected.

Authors Jonathan LeBlanc and Tim Messerschmidt provide a deep dive into the concepts, technology, and programming methodologies necessary to build a secure interface for data and identity — without compromising usability. You’ll learn how to plug holes in existing systems, protect against viable attack vectors, and work in environments that sometimes are naturally insecure.

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Building Websites All-in-One For Dummies

Aug 14, 2012 — by David Karlins and Doug Sahlin

$ 20,29

4.1 out of 5 stars 42

This hefty, 800+ page book is your start-to-finish roadmap for building a web site for personal or professional use. Even if you’re completely new to the process, this book is packed with everything you need to know to build an attractive, usable, and working site. In addition to being a thorough reference on the basics, this updated new edition also covers the very latest trends and tools, such as HTML5, mobile site planning for smartphones and tablets, connecting with social media, and more.

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Plan, build, and maintain a site that does exactly what you need, with Building Web Sites All-In-One For Dummies, 3rd Edition.


Modern Web Development: Understanding domains, technologies, and user experience (Developer Reference)

Mar 2, 2016 — by Dino Esposito

$ 28,85

4.1 out of 5 stars 6

Master powerful new approaches to web architecture, design, and user experience
This book presents a pragmatic, problem-driven, user-focused approach to planning, designing, and building dynamic web solutions. You’ll learn how to gain maximum value from Domain-Driven Design (DDD), define optimal supporting architecture, and succeed with modern UX-first design approaches. The author guides you through choosing and implementing specific technologies and addresses key user-experience topics, including mobile-friendly and responsive design. You’ll learn how to gain more value from existing Microsoft technologies such as ASP.NET MVC and SignalR by using them alongside other technologies such as Bootstrap, AJAX, JSON, and JQuery. By using these techniques and understanding the new ASP.NET Core 1.0, you can quickly build advanced web solutions that solve today’s problems and deliver an outstanding user experience.

Microsoft MVP Dino Esposito shows you how to:

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About This Book

  • For experienced developers and solution architects who want to plan and develop web solutions more effectively
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