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Tech Trends 2023

Posted by
Elmira in Technical Writing on 12/21/20226 min read

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Technology is evolving at a fast rate, empowering change and progress. And it means you need to keep your eyes on the future to know which skills you'll need to stay the much-wanted professional. So let's see what emerging technologies you should watch for and make an attempt at in 2023 and possibly secure one of the jobs that these new technology trends will create.

Computing Power

Computing power is already integral to the digital era since almost every device and appliance is computerized. Computing power connects our world's real (chip energy) and virtual (algorithm) dimensions. It is applied in AI systems, for example. If we send a million images of books, the computer will analyze them, identify patterns similar to all books, and create a model "book." As a result, the computer can accurately detect whether a particular image is a book every time we send them pictures. To reach that level of accuracy, an AI model needs to process a massive amount of data which is only possible to do with powerful computers. More computing power results in a faster AI system.

Data science experts predict that our computing infrastructure will evolve for the better in the coming years. Computing power is generating more tech jobs in the industry but would require specialized qualifications for candidates to acquire. The more computing our devices need, the more technicians, IT teams, relationship managers, and the customer care economy will flourish.

IoT (Internet of Things)

The Internet of Things has already enabled various devices to be connected to and exchange data over the Internet. We’re already using and benefitting from IoT. For example, Tesla provides access to features through Wi-Fi and allows drivers to connect to their vehicle through the Tesla app, which can access the vehicle’s charging history and climate controls and be used to schedule service and roadside assistance.

The IoT can enable better safety, efficiency, and decision-making for businesses as data is collected and analyzed. It can speed up medical care, improve customer service, and offer benefits we haven’t even imagined yet. And it’s only the beginning. Forecasts suggest that ten years from now, around 50 billion of these IoT devices will create a massive web of interconnected gadgets covering everything from smartphones to kitchen appliances. And if you wish to see into this trending technology, you will have to learn about Information security, AI and machine learning fundamentals, networking, data analytics, automation, understanding of embedded systems, and must-have device and design knowledge.

Cybersecurity

One of the significant trends for 2023 will be securing the data exchanged between smart grids. Improving the security capabilities of such devices is going to be a priority for companies. AI and Machine Learning bring a more proactive approach to security solutions and allow quick automating decision-making processes.

The algorithms learn from accurate threat data, allowing them to detect dangers faster, achieve a minimum margin of error, predict potential threats and help cybersecurity experts create more robust protocols.

For example, Twitter suffered a massive phishing attack in July 2020: Cybercriminals compromised the social network’s admin panel, got control over the accounts of famous Twitter users, and staged fake Bitcoin giveaways on their behalf.

To create a safer space for digital users, cybersecurity and ethical hacking are the major specializations you can check out. In these two, there is an array of jobs you can discover from junior to senior levels.

Superapps

A superapp arises from the combination of an application, a platform, and a digital ecosystem within the same application, where third parties can develop and publish their own mini-apps. You can compare it to a Swiss army knife (that combines many tools with the same purpose).

Superapps run on the same platform with numerous services where engaging and far-reaching user experiences can be created. In fact, they enable the inclusion of desktop and mobile enterprise experiences, such as workflow, collaboration, and messaging platforms. It is expected that they will support chatbots, IoT-powered technologies, and immersive experiences like the metaverse.

A well-known eCommerce giant – Amazon now offers multiple services such as Amazon Pay, Amazon Pantry, Amazon Prime (entertainment services), and more.

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Robotic Process Automation (RPA)

Robotic process automation automates business processes (for example, responding to emails, interpreting applications, processing transactions). It can do repetitive tasks that used to be done by employees, allowing them to focus on more creative and productive tasks. It helps leverage companies’ human talent and is very useful in collecting and storing various data in sectors such as finance, customer service, or human resources.

RPA automates employees' onboarding process by enrolling their names, scheduling meetings and induction classes, and sending them automated messages and emails regarding their responsibilities.

This process automation offers plenty of career opportunities, including developer, project manager, business analyst, solution architect and consultant.

Digital Twin Technology

An emerging bridge between the digital and physical worlds is a trend that will continue in 2023. The digital twin technology is a component for this merger.

Digital twins are virtual simulations of real-world processes, operations, or products that can be used to test new ideas in a safe digital environment. Designers and engineers are using digital twins to recreate physical objects inside virtual worlds, so they can test under every conceivable condition without the high costs of real-life experiments. After testing in the virtual world, engineers can edit components, then create them in the real world using 3D printing technology.

Singapore and Shanghai both have complete digital twins that work to improve energy consumption, traffic flow and even help plan developments. Smart cities are fast becoming a reality, providing an excellent way to reduce pollution and increase the well-being of residents.

You can pursue machine learning, modeling, 3D printing or even editing programs to make a successful career in this specialization.

Edge Computing

Edge computing can be used to process time-sensitive data in remote locations with limited or no connectivity to a centralized location. In those situations, edge computing can act like mini data centers.

Edge computing will increase as the use of the Internet of Things (IoT) devices increases.

Using edge computing for smart homes and bringing the data processing and storage from around the house closer to the smart home reduces backhaul and roundtrip time, and sensitive information can be processed at the edge. For example, the time taken for voice-based assistant devices such as Amazon’s Alexa to respond would be much faster.

This new technology trend is only meant to grow, creating various jobs, primarily for software engineers.

Cloud Computing

Cloud computing cannot be considered a new, emerging tech concept like edge computing, but it is still being adopted and growing. Automation in the cloud has also garnered a lot of traction. Organizations are increasingly looking to move to cloud-native intelligent automation platforms because of all the benefits cloud automation delivers.

Zoom is a cloud-based software platform for audio and video conferencing that records meetings and saves them to the cloud so users can have access to them anytime, anywhere. Teams can also access the Zoom Developer Platform to create apps and integrations. Salesforce Cloud combines AI and customer data to help sales teams identify potential leads and close sales faster.

Expect the buzz around cloud computing and automation in the cloud to continue and grow in 2023.

Metaverse

The idea of the metaverse has been top of mind for some time now. The use of multiple technologies to better engage and connect with workforces in virtual environments is attracting the attention of large organizations. The intrigue is very real. In fact, Gartner projects that:

"By 2027, over 40% of large organizations worldwide will be using a combination of Web3, spatial computing and digital twins in metaverse-based projects aimed at increasing revenue."

Source: Gartner, 10 Top Strategic Technology Trends.

Facebook’s Horizon World is an excellent example of a metaverse. It is a digital space that lets you play, explore, and connect with other VR avatars for work, play, learning, and shopping. Horizon enables you to connect with your community without physically being in the exact location. You can access the Metaverse on your smartphone, computer, or VR devices that offer complete metaverse immersion.

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Conclusion

We’re witnessing the rise of many technology areas that will significantly impact employment scheduling and business innovation. Automation of IT operations, business processes, and application development will be critical for scaling digital business. The global workforce is undergoing a massive technological shift, and new opportunities are emerging. We sure can anticipate even more technological innovations in the upcoming year. The tech trends we mentioned are just a few of the many we expect to see in 2023.

Good luck with your technical writing!
ClickHelp Team
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