The Top Tech Trends for 2018

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We want to use this post to cover the top tech trends that are most likely to define the upcoming year:

 

  1. The Internet of Things (IoT)

 

Over the course of just one year, The Internet of Things has grown by more than 30%. One of the reasons this technology is growing so quickly is it has applications across almost all Industries. From consumers to manufacturers, connecting devices and using the data those connections produce will continue to accelerate during the next year.

 

  1. Blockchain

 

Bitcoin has been one of the biggest media stories during the second half of this year. Although this cryptocurrency has experienced a few setbacks, for the most part it has continued to increase in value at a very rapid rate. One effect of all the media attention, as well as the growth of other cryptocurrencies like Ethereum, is legitimizing blockchain technology. With a wide range of other applications like smart contracts, the blockchain will definitely be a key tech trend during 2018.

 

  1. Augmented Reality

 

After a couple of years that included a lot of big developments surrounding virtual reality, 2017 was a fairly quiet year for this technology. The somewhat stalled adoption of VR has led many experts to believe that this technology will remain limited to niches like gaming for the foreseeable future. However, a related technology has actually gained a lot of momentum over the past year. With rumors that Apple is working on a device centered around this technology, it looks like 2018 is going to be a very big year for augmented reality.

 

  1. Intelligent Personalization

 

Information overload continues to be a big problem for people in both their personal and professional lives. With all the digital noise that surrounds us on a daily basis, it can be difficult to figure out what really matters. Since many consumers are showing signs of online advertising and email marketing fatigue, this is an issue that businesses are very motivated to solve. Intelligent personalization is one of the most promising ways to identify and deliver the information that really matters to specific individuals. Look for a number of tools that harness the power of intelligent personalization to pop up over the next year.

 

  1. Security

 

2017 was marred by a number of huge data breaches. And with additional breaches like Uber just now coming to light, there’s no telling what else may happen by the end of the year. Given the incredible scope of these breaches, security is going to be a huge priority in 2018. If you want to work with a Cincinnati IT company that understands how to protect your business, we encourage you to read our security solutions page and then get in touch with us by calling (513) 398-7324.

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