It’s holiday season which also means it’s prediction season!
We’ve taken some time to read through many tech prediction articles and reports and culled a list of 12 of our favorites. We’re definitely looking forward to 2019 and all the changes that lay ahead in the technology landscape on our next rotation around the sun.
1. Agile will continue to expand across the organization.
“The role of agile will take on a broader role in product development–one in which developers and designers will use agile processes to enable experimentation, not just development.”
2. Out with the old; in with the new.
“Many businesses still rely on outdated legacy systems, held together by heavy spending on mainframe maintenance. However, in 2019, they will begin to realize that that money could be better spent on modernizing legacy systems and implementing new technologies.”
3. AI driven development tools will make developers more efficient.
“Augmented analytics, automated testing, automated code generation and automated solution development will speed the development process and empower a wider range of users to develop applications.”
4. Investments into security will increase.
“App developers will be looking to invest more in cybersecurity, given it is directly linked to users’ data privacy and protection laws.”
5. Progressive web apps might be the way to go vs native apps.
“Eventually, all native apps will disappear and be replaced by web-based tools. This trend is just getting started and it might well be that, in a few years, there won’t be any app stores and we’ll be back to how it’s supposed to be in the first place: open web applications.”
6. We’re only in the beginning stages of IoT.
“Owing to the sheer volume of connected devices to become the norm in 2019, the only solution would be to embrace automation to ingest, transform and deliver real-time data and insight in a way that the business can use.”
7. SaaS apps are becoming development platforms.
“Salesforce, Workday, SAP, Oracle, and other app leaders are opening up their platforms and adding new development tooling, integrations, and deployment options, with an eye to which specific industries they can target to accelerate adoption.”
8. DevOps adoption will continue to spread.
“DevOps practices encourage faster code deployment with fewer deployment failures, so more companies are hiring engineers with DevOps experience to oversee coding, scripting and processes development.”
9. Companies will strive to make data meaningful and useful.
“In this age of Information Enlightenment, companies will understand their information ecosystems better and know what to do to make better, faster, data-driven decisions.”
10. IT departments will be reevaluated.
“The majority of enterprises encounter the need to rethink the role of their IT departments as a result of constantly growing investment in the cloud.”
11. When utilizing chatbots, organizations will need to keep the best experience in mind.
“In the area of customer service, prudent companies will implement the proverbial live human ‘safety net’ for when chatbots fail.”
12. Organizations will continue to realign and be rebuilt around innovative technology.
“Digital transformation efforts must rise to the top of every business leader’s priority list. Those who fail to transform their operations and offerings will lose out to the competition as traditional marketplaces are disrupted.”
For the foreseeable future, every company will be seeking ways to employ new technologies for the betterment of their organization. What’s most important is building the right thing at the right time with code you can trust. At RocketBuild, we’re ready to collaborate and help you reach new heights with your interactive systems.