Disruptive technologies have become a big topic in the IT industry recently with many large businesses providing products that displace another. In short, a disruptive technology is something that replaces an existing technology – below are a few examples of disruptive technologies that are set to become more prevalent in society.
An obvious one for us, this has completely revolutionised how IT and tech firms operate – cloud computing replaced hardware. We are now more reliant on large-scale servers as opposed to more local options.
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Internet of things
As the world of IT and business is connected, so is the home, and increasingly everything. What might seem like a futuristic practice is quite real and ever-present in a large amount of homes. The internet of things is a way of describing domestic products that are easily identifiable and work together to improve productivity.
As mobile internet has become cheaper and more readily available it has started to displace the more traditional desktop based internet. As mobile speeds continue to get faster and faster we can only expect it to become more prevalent.
Renewable energy is becoming more and more commonplace. What might have once been viewed with scepticism is now seen as the future and the present. Ten years ago you would never thought that you would see so many Prius’ on the road. We’ll surely see the end of fossil fuels sooner rather than later?
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One of the most intimidating disruptive technologies – in what might seem like a story from I, Robot, a large amount of jobs will soon be performed by robots. According to the BBC, over 35% of jobs are in danger of computerisation over the next 20 years. They even produced an interesting quiz which shows you the chance of your job being performed by robots.
3D Printing Technology
This technology is slowly but surely edging out traditional printing and manufacturing techniques. It’s now much easier for an individual to manufacture their own products and devices. However, there are some people who think that this practice might be a fad. It’ll be interesting to see if it takes off.
Next-gen storage solutions
Businesses are now developing technologies that will prioritise data based on its value to the firm. This means that while some applications will get pushed back, the end result is a faster and more efficient end-user experience.