Revolutionizing IT: Top Five Trends Set to Dominate 2024

Sudhakar Singh, Editor | Thursday, 07 December 2023, 01:18 IST

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As a percentage to the GDP of the country, the IT industry of India in the financial year 2022 was 7.4 % . The share of renewable energy expected by the end of 2025 is predicted to be 10%. It is going to be the year 2024 in this setting when this will happen since it is likely to facilitate the wider adoption of the many breakthrough technologies such as the quantum computing, platform engineering and generative AI. Currently showing great potential as an ultimate solution to the next level of processing power, Quantum computing is going to be used more and more for solving problems that would be too complex for conventional computing. As a result, current platform engineering is the one reshaping software development projects for well-defined agility and scalability.

Together, such technology trends are ushering in a new era in IT and 2024 is going to be its beginning on the field where we will see their implementation for addressing today’s real life challenges. Let us look at the top five trends that are set to dominate 2024.      

Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is going to revolutionize IT by leveraging the principles of quantum mechanics to perform computations at speeds unattainable by classical computers. By utilizing parallel processing, quantum computers will solve complex problems, such as optimization, cryptography, and simulations, considerably faster. Quantum supremacy, achieved when a quantum computer surpasses the capabilities of classical counterparts, heralds a new era in computing power. As the technology matures, quantum computing will effectuate ground-breaking advancements in fields such as drug discovery, materials science, and artificial intelligence.     

Earlier this year, Google unveiled a quantum computer capable of performing computations instantly, a task that would take traditional supercomputers an astonishing 47 years. This has lent support to its previously debated claims of quantum supremacy, surpassing the power of the 2019 model. This technological advancement holds profound implications for various industry sectors.     

Platform Engineering   

Another technology transforming the IT dynamics is platform engineering, which has emerged as a catalyst for the revolution of the industry. This strategic approach does not merely develop applications but crafts robust, scalable platforms orchestrating the entire software lifecycle. Automation, containerization, and microservices architecture underpin this revolution, empowering agility, expediting time-to-market, and optimizing resource utilization. Standardized, reusable components streamline complex application development, ensuring consistency and slashing development cycles. By fostering collaboration and enabling the seamless integration of diverse technologies, platform engineering is proving to be vital in meeting the modern software demands. Its emergence signals a paradigm shift, promising enhanced efficiency, adaptability, and innovation in the ever-evolving IT landscape.

Netflix utilizes platform engineering with microservices, cloud infrastructure, and adaptive streaming for a seamless streaming experience. Continuous delivery, data-driven decisions, and fault tolerance contribute to its global success, showcasing the effectiveness of platform engineering in delivering high-quality and scalable services.

Sustainable Technology

As the industry gears up to attain an environment-friendly stance, sustainable technology is revolutionizing the IT landscape by prioritizing eco-friendly practices and minimizing environmental impact. From energy-efficient data centers to the adoption of renewable energy sources, the IT industry is increasingly committed to reducing its carbon footprint. As organizations embrace green IT practices, they are not only contributing to global environmental goals but also realizing cost savings through energy efficiency. The integration of sustainable technology marks a transformative shift, aligning IT advancements with a commitment to ecological stewardship and ensuring a more sustainable digital future.  

Generative AI

When it comes to content creation, design, and problem-solving, generative AI is set to revolutionize IT. Fueled by advanced algorithms, it is enabling machines to autonomously produce creative and complex outputs, ranging from art and music to realistic human-like text. This innovation streamlines workflows, boosts productivity, and sparks creativity across various industries. Generative AI's ability to understand patterns, context, and user preferences empowers it to deliver personalized and contextually relevant content. As it continues to evolve, Generative AI is poised to redefine how we interact with technology, fostering innovation and efficiency in fields such as marketing, entertainment, and beyond.

Industry Cloud Platforms

Last but not least are Industry Cloud Platforms that are set to redefine how businesses harness technology for sector-specific needs. These platforms represent a paradigm shift in the IT landscape, tailoring cloud solutions to the unique requirements of various industries. By providing specialized services and optimized data management, Industry Cloud Platforms empower businesses to streamline operations and enhance overall efficiency. The adoption of these platforms enables organizations to leverage scalable resources, facilitating collaborative efforts and implementing advanced analytics. Embracing Industry Cloud Platforms not only accelerates digital transformation but also ensures that businesses remain agile and competitive, heralding a groundbreaking approach to industry-focused IT solutions.

“The rise of direct-to consumer models and innovative concepts such as subscription-based products has fueled the growth of vertical marketplaces. In an era of abundant options, vertical marketplaces offer consumers a more focused and unique shopping experience,” says Rahul Sharma, Founder of Appscrip.   

In 2024, the IT landscape stands on the cusp of profound transformation driven by these pivotal trends. As these innovations mature, they collectively promise higher efficiency, agility, and transformative capabilities. The synergy of these trends fosters a dynamic IT ecosystem, challenging traditional paradigms and propelling organizations into an era of unparalleled innovation. With a focus on user-centric experiences, streamlined operations, and sustainable practices, these advancements ensure IT becomes not just an enabler but a driver of organizational success. The evolving technology landscape heralds a future where businesses can leverage cutting-edge solutions to navigate complexities, embrace digital transformation, and stay competitive in an ever-evolving technological landscape.   


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