Discover the digital transformation trends of 2021 in this read.
How do you navigate an uncertain future with movement restrictions, office closures and new security challenges?
This year’s digital transformation trends reflect heavily on these hurdles. Experts even predict that investments in digital transformation will double between 2020 and 2023.
The shift to digital is here and unstoppable. Continue reading to stay on top of these trends!
Remote work is here to stay
Around the globe, countless employees are still working from home. This trend will continue, which makes the message loud and clear for all. Remote work is here to stay. Smaller companies are adopting this trend as well, even though employees are slowly returning to their workplace.
One way your business benefits from remote work is undoubtedly more flexibility. But what about meaningful and personal interactions like internal sales meetings or connecting with your customers?
Improvements in work from home technologies such as Microsoft Teams are on their way.
Cloud Technology is shaping Digital Transformation
Here is another big digital transformation trend you must keep track of in 2021. Cloud technology enables your business to use computing services over the internet. In other words, your employees gain access to the total package: databases, servers, analytics, software, and intelligence.
Remote work becomes a lot easier and accessible, but it doesn’t stop there.
Here is what you can expect:
- AI will boost the effectiveness and speed of cloud computing.
- Virtual Cloud Desktop brings your workstation to your home.
- Hybrid Cloud infrastructure grows into the new norm for businesses.
AI and Machine learning
In a world where uncertainty is our new normal, both artificial intelligence and machine learning prove to be game changers. They are essential in making your digital transformation projects a success and prevent unforeseen outcomes.
More businesses will also use AI and ML to fuel customer service and overall worker productivity.
Here are examples of how AI can transform your business:
Yes, cybersecurity has always been crucial in regards to digital transformation. However, today’s security challenges need your attention now more than ever. From January to April 2020, attacks on cloud accounts increased with 630%! Microsoft already aims to combat this threat by strengthening overall security.
AI and machine learning will play a significant part in enhancing digital cybersecurity in 2021.
Cybersecurity and working remotely
Hackers could attack your business if your employees use the cloud to work remotely. What you need to do first is to upgrade your cybersecurity strategies. Next, you need to secure home networks and mobile work-from-home devices.
5G taking over
As mentioned before, this year also paves the way for more video conferencing and digital collaboration. Phones, tablets, and other devices also greatly aid your employees in remote work. That is why you need to prevent your remote workers from being disconnected or slowed down.
5G Fuels Digital Transformation
Experts predict that fast expansion of 5G technology will power 55 billion connected devices by 2025. What makes 5G into an absolute game changer is that it’s at least 10 times faster than 4G!
This upgrade makes innovation and remote work possible for everyone. You can definitely expect 5G to grow more mainstream as everyone continues to work from home.