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Top Three IT Infrastructure Trends to Watch

Technology is evolving at lightning speeds and it has seemingly gotten to the point where we can’t live our lives without one form of technology or another. With technology changing every day, month, and year, it can be hard to keep up and know what is the most important to understand. ZeroDay is here to help narrow down the top three technology infrastructure trends to keep your eye one.

1. The Implementation of 5G

5G, or the fifth-generation network, is on its way and is sure to change the way we use technology forever. These networks are designed to connect everyone and everything, with basically just the click of a button. It will also provide users with lower latency, greater stability, increased data capacity, and exponentially faster speeds.

However, 5G will have a much larger impact than just your internet connection and the performance of your smart phone. It will allow for improved Internet connections within homes and businesses. 5G will allow businesses to grow in ways they never thought possible through smarter devices, autonomous vehicles, groundbreaking medical advancements, and personalized retail experiences. 5G is going to change everything we know about how we work, shop, drive, and live.

ZeroDay, along with ADB and Mercury, is proud to work with some of our nation’s largest wireless carriers to bring 5G infrastructure to communities across the country. Click here to learn more about the groundbreaking infrastructure work and click here to learn more about 5G’s impact on autonomous vehicles.

2. Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The English Oxford Living Dictionary defines Artificial Intelligence as:

“The theory and development of computer systems able to perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, decision-making, and translation between languages.”

Even though the popularity and understanding of Artificial Intelligence has grown in recent years, the most significant advances are still years away. However, while people are beginning to realize the benefits and importance of some AI technologies, they may not realize that subtle AI tools are currently in use all around us, including facial recognition software on the newest smart phone models. One day, AI technologies will be integrated into almost every aspect of our lives, it is just a matter of when.

So, exactly what aspects of our lives does AI touch? According to BuiltIn, these are just a few examples:

  • Transportation: Although it could take a decade or more to perfect them, autonomous cars will one day ferry us from place to place.

  • Manufacturing: AI powered robots work alongside humans to perform a limited range of tasks like assembly and stacking, and predictive analysis sensors keep equipment running smoothly.

  • Healthcare: In the comparatively AI-nascent field of healthcare, diseases are more quickly and accurately diagnosed, drug discovery is sped up and streamlined, virtual nursing assistants monitor patients and big data analysis helps to create a more personalized patient experience.

  • Education: Textbooks are digitized with the help of AI, early-stage virtual tutors assist human instructors and facial analysis gauges the emotions of students to help determine who’s struggling or bored and better tailor the experience to their individual needs.

  • Media: Journalism is also harnessing AI, too, and will continue to benefit from it. Bloomberg uses Cyborg technology to help make quick sense of complex financial reports. The Associated Press employs the natural language abilities of Automated Insights to produce 3,700 earning reports stories per year — nearly four times more than in the recent past.

  • Customer Service: Last but hardly least, Google is working on an AI assistant that can place human-like calls to make appointments. In addition to words, the system understands context and nuance.

Click here to learn more about BuiltIn’s take on how Artificial Intelligence will change the future as we know it.

3. Simplification

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with today’s technology? You aren’t alone. Almost every aspect of today’s technology infrastructure has become wildly and unnecessarily complex. You shouldn’t have to feel anxious when walking into a store to buy a new phone or feel clueless when you get behind the wheel of a new car and not know what any of the buttons do.

The need for simplification is great and companies must to work hard to ensure that their consumer’s needs are being met. No single person or business has the ability to understand every new innovation, so it is imperative to do research and understand your needs so you can make an informed decision that is most beneficial to you or your business. According to Capgemini, “It’s time to merge strategies, services, and technologies into comprehensible, digestible units, so businesses can see, understand, and exploit the real opportunities of the digital age.”

At ZeroDay, we pride ourselves on providing turn-key, white glove solutions to all of your IT needs. Our teams work hard to implement systems that your teams can utilize for years to come. We may speak tech, but we value our customers and our partners. Click here to learn more about ZeroDay and our services.

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