Software Landscape in 2018 and What to Expect in 2019?

January 31, 2019 | 71 views

Often, technology trends are difficult to predict accurately because predicting the future itself is extremely difficult. However, we can still speculate on some of the development trends of the technology industry in 2019 from some significant data indicators in 2018.Many people’s understanding of the concept of the technology industry is too specific and narrow. They only regard smartphones, drones, etc. as the technology industry, and the technical trends listed in this article also contain many more complex concepts, such as robotics. Laser transmission of the Internet, decentralized medical record systems, etc., are not the same as those that are commonplace. Even though only half of the listed technology trends are making more progress than they are now, 2018 was bound to be an exciting year.

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8 Epic App Innovations that Help Your Business Stand Out

Article | July 14, 2022

Increased use of the internet and smartphones demands better mobile applications be developed. Innovation is the key driving force that can make or break the market regarding mobile app development. A fantastic team of mobile app developers and smart innovation employing the latest technology produce a huge hit app. Let us learn more about how the mobile app development market grows. The Market for Mobile Application Development The mobile application development market is projected to grow at a 13.4% CAGR from 2023 to 2030, with a value of $187.58 billion recorded in 2021. This is due to the increased use of the internet and smartphone platforms, as well as artificial intelligence and machine learning. The app's algorithms learn and understand user interests to deliver refined results that generate better user engagement. As Ericsson and the Radicati Group forecasted, 6.64 billion people own a smartphone today, which is around 83.32% of the world population, and by 2025, 7.33 billion people will own a smartphone. As a result, there is a substantial rise in demand for better smartphone apps, for which creative and innovative mobile application development is the need of the hour. Innovation will give your business a competitive edge it's never had before. It will also open up new ways to grow your business. Discover the top innovations in mobile app development. Innovations in Mobile Application Development Some of the technological breakthroughs in mobile app development will greatly improve the user experience in the future. These focus mainly on the implementation of the latest technological innovations to realize functionality that has never been seen or done before. Let us now delve into their specifics. In-App Paid Features: Android and iOS Development While Android has a market share of 70%, iOS has grabbed a market share of around 28% in the mobile operating systems market as of 2022. In-app advertising and in-app purchases generate the major ROI from mobile applications on both mobile operating platforms. A great UI and UX go a long way toward boosting your app and business, and they also help you rank highly in the respective app markets, i.e., the Google Play Store and the App Store. Rolling out constant updates and adhering to the security standards of the marketplace keeps your business app ranking at the top. Augmented and virtual reality With the AR kit, you can design and make 3D mobile apps for your customers that use virtual reality. AR and VR are constantly changing the business of making mobile apps. You can use these trends to give mobile users really great experiences. A few of the sectors making successful use of these technologies include gaming, e-commerce, retail, interior design, real estate, tourism and travel, education, training, healthcare, manufacturing and construction, advertising and marketing, and entertainment. Your AR and VR mobile apps are more valuable if you can meet your expectations for maximum ROI with a minimum budget. You can do this by making constant improvements to your minimum viable product. Beacon Technology The beacon technology uses a smartphone's Bluetooth to identify any store, museum, or other business in the vicinity. As mobile devices get more powerful, IoT and edge sensors will be used more and more. Because of that, beacon technology will change the way we interact with the world. This technology sends notifications to your customer’s phone about your product when the customer passes by, sends content and descriptions about an ongoing event at your location to your customers, and more. Proximity marketing and indoor navigation notifications are the few ways retail is using this technology. With the help of beacon technology, your business can track assets, keep track of contacts, offer access to loyalty programs, gather advanced data, and send mobile tickets. Al and ML The versatility and power of innovations in Al and ML keep them relevant. For example, they let you turn pictures into animations that look real. These animations provide real-time analytics and other valuable insights. As an AI learns from its own experience, providing a better customer experience based on the data you feed it helps create intelligent chatbots. Personalized shopping assistance, fraud prevention, task automation, smart content, voice assistants, and autonomous vehicles are a few of the examples where you will see AI implemented. An AI trains itself through machine learning, or ML. ML forecasts future data trends using available historical data. This invaluable addition to your existing apps transforms the way they interact with customers. We are one step closer to a super-personalized experience. Wearables Wearables let you make calls, find your way to your destination, measure and analyze your vital signs in real time, and look at your own personal insights. So, app developers and businesspeople should focus on making apps that give people who use wearables a great digital experience. Getting better apps for wearable devices can greatly enhance their functionality and the user experience. From listening to your favorite music to tracking your fitness goals, taking notes, finding a parking spot, and adhering to your health and fitness regimen, a wearable device does it all. If developing your company’s wearable app delivers more value, this technology is not just a game changer but a lifesaver for many. Predictive analytics Predictive analytics is essential to e-commerce. When it comes to making mobile apps, predictive analysis can help improve both the process and the user experience. By putting together information from many developers, it can help predict problems and suggest solutions. Your predictive analytics will be better if you use artificial intelligence (AI), data mining, machine learning, modeling, and statistics. The data that your small and medium-scale businesses have gathered over a period of time becomes one of the most valuable sources of information that helps predict and forecast future market trends. Unexplained market rises and falls will now have an explanation, as will mobile apps that can precisely tell what, when, and where needs to be changed, replaced, or repaired. Using constants and variables that are already known, predictive analytics and data modeling can help make accurate predictions about the future. Blockchain Technology The world of blockchain has innumerable possibilities. Applications backed by blockchain technology benefit from end-to-end encryption. This means no one but you can retain data ownership rights. Blockchain technology is used for a lot of important communication and financial transactions because it is safe and private. Blockchain holds promise for better efficiency, productivity, and performance, as well as for elevating the user experience. Blockchain is more secure and reliable, offers better transparency in financial transactions, makes you go password-free using an SSL certificate (Secure Sockets Layer), promotes simplicity, protects your identity, safeguards access to your digital data and information, and helps transmit and receive accurate data with the help of balanced data transfer using several nodes at once. On-Demand Applications As lockdowns and quarantines went on for a long time, many delivery apps started to appear. There were apps for taxis, grocery stores, and even medicine delivery. The on-demand model is likely to grow as more service-based companies shift their focus towards on-demand apps. Technology is always changing, and every year, new versions of technology hit the market. That's why we need to keep up with the latest updates and use them to make applications that are both new and full of features. That's a must for a successful launch of a mobile app. Making the development process easy for the developers reduces the time it takes to develop applications using the software. There are options like rapid application development software, no code, and low-code application development software. These can include mobile app development, SaaS (software as a service), cloud apps, on-premise standalone apps, desktop apps, and web-based apps for many devices, including IoT devices. Using AI to power the application development process speeds up development, testing, and deployment, which helps a lot with scaling from small to medium to large and beyond. Some quick and effective mobile app development platforms include Quixey, Zoho Creator, AppyPie, AppSheet, Bizness Apps, Appery.io, iBuldApp, Shoutem, Rollbar, JIRA, AppInstitute, GoodBarber, Caspio, and more. Long-Term Benefits of Mobile App Development Innovations for Your Small Business: Creating a winning product doesn’t have to be a long process. Improvements on the product offered by competitors and finding competitor product shortcomings, along with using innovative technologies, help add value to your mobile app as a product. Mobile app development innovations help in many ways, such as: Improve your brand's relationship with your customers. Offer 24/7 access to your business, Get excellent customer insights, Efficiently market your product online, Save on additional marketing costs, Boost employee efficiency by increasing engagement. Improve communication, shreds down the busy work and Streamline the data. Generate a new revenue stream from ads targeted at in-app purchases. As a result, you meet customer expectations efficiently, allowing you to expand your business and attract potential customers. Your customers and potential customers are always looking for something new and exciting to experience and adopt. Sooner or later, they make habits of seeing something, and then they start thinking of that mobile app as a standard benchmark to look up to. Talking about the scalability of a mobile application, there is a lot of scope to improve using innovative technologies, and all minor to major updates take you from where you are to where you want to be. Finding the right mix of technologies will help your business grow and expand. Tying everything together Business growth for small-scale businesses starts with new inputs and strategic technological investments in mobile app development. Although they sound promising, striking the right balance to implement innovative technologies relies heavily on rigorous predictive analysis. Tools and technologies help meet customer expectations at scale and grow the business beyond imagination with the power of innovation.

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Empowering Industry 4.0 with Artificial Intelligence

Article | November 14, 2022

The next step in industrial technology is about robotics, computers and equipment becoming connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) and enhanced by machine learning algorithms. Industry 4.0 has the potential to be a powerful driver of economic growth, predicted to add between $500 billion- $1.5 trillion in value to the global economy between 2018 and 2022, according to a report by Capgemini.

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Transforming Businesses

Article | August 2, 2022

Whilst there are many people that associate AI with sci-fi novels and films, its reputation as an antagonist to fictional dystopic worlds is now becoming a thing of the past, as the technology becomes more and more integrated into our everyday lives. AI technologies have become increasingly more present in our daily lives, not just with Alexa’s in the home, but also throughout businesses everywhere, disrupting a variety of different industries with often tremendous results. The technology has helped to streamline even the most mundane of tasks whilst having a breath-taking impact on a company’s efficiency and productivity

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The advances of AI in healthcare

Article | February 11, 2020

With the Government investing £250 million into the project, the Lab will consider how to use AI for the benefit of patients – whether this be the deployment of existing AI methods, the development of new technologies or the testing of their safety. Amongst other things, the initiative will aim to deliver earlier diagnoses of cancer. It is estimated that in excess of 50,000 extra patients could see their cancer being detected at an early stage, thus boosting survival rates. More specifically, a study has shown that AI is quicker in identifying brain tumour tissue than a pathologist.This would have a positive knock-on effect in other areas, such as enabling money to be saved (that otherwise would have been spent on further treatment) and reducing the workload of staff (at a time when there is a crisis in NHS workforce numbers).

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C3 AI Introduces New ESG Application

C3.ai, Inc. | September 15, 2022

C3 AI , the Enterprise AI software application company, today announced the introduction of C3 AI ESG, an application that harnesses artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable companies to monitor, report, and improve their ESG (environmental, social, and governance) performance. C3 AI ESG reduces the time required to gather, manage, and analyze disparate ESG data, and allows companies to identify ESG risks, capture opportunities, and accelerate initiatives to meet their ESG goals. C3 AI ESG enables customers to integrate data from all their ERP, supplier, customer and manufacturing systems—plus relevant exogenous market data, emissions, and commodity data—and provide comprehensive Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 ESG reporting in compliance with any of SASB, GRI, TCFD, and CDP reporting standards. C3 AI ESG is entirely predictive, allowing companies to accurately forecast their ESG KPIs and plan mitigation measures to achieve their corporate ESG objectives. According to Verdantix, ESG is estimated to become a $30 billion market by 2030. “As ESG objectives continue to rise on the corporate agenda, organizations require solutions to better plan, track, measure, and report ESG performance across their entire value chain. “C3 AI ESG allows organizations to employ advanced AI and ML capabilities not only to provide complete visibility of their ESG status, but to identify and execute strategies to meet their ambitious ESG goals more effectively.” Ed Abbo, President and CTO at C3 AI Key capabilities of the C3 AI ESG application include: Integrating key ESG data across enterprise systems into a unified data image Continuously calculating and tracking ESG KPIs against goals Providing AI-driven recommendations to improve performance on priority ESG issues Centralizing compliance with major ESG reporting standards and frameworks Automating ESG reporting and workflows to review and approve publication of ESG data Using AI to analyze and efficiently respond to external data requests Identifying emerging ESG risks and opportunities using AI to analyze news, media, and priority stakeholder publications Ensuring data accuracy and integrity with end-to-end auditability and AI-driven data validation C3 AI ESG is immediately available and can be deployed on any private or public cloud infrastructure (including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud), or on-premises. About C3.ai, Inc. C3 AI is the Enterprise AI application software company. C3 AI delivers a family of fully integrated products including the C3 AI Application Platform, an end-to-end platform for developing, deploying, and operating enterprise AI applications and C3 AI Applications, a portfolio of industry-specific SaaS enterprise AI applications that enable the digital transformation of organizations globally.

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Keysight Announces New Device Modeling Software to Enable One-Stop Workflow

Keysight Technologies | August 26, 2022

Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a new model generator (MG) environment that increases productivity for semiconductor device modeling engineers with improved automation across the entire workflow. Semiconductor device modeling engineers require automated tools to create accurate simulation models and process design kits (PDK) for baseband and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuit (IC) designs that leverage both silicon (CMOS) and compound III-V technologies. "Keysight’s device modeling 2023 software suite addresses the needs of customers who generate high-quality SPICE models in limited time. "This new solution offers workflow and speed improvements and represents a significant advancement toward delivering a flexible and open environment that integrates all Keysight modeling technologies." Ma Long, manager of device modeling and characterization at Keysight Technologies To address the growing needs of device modeling engineers, Keysight’s device modeling 2023 software suite includes: PathWave Device Modeling (IC-CAP) 2023 features the MG, a new modeling flow manager that enables a one-click import of measured data, creation of trend plots, organization of the extraction flow, basic QA verification and documentation. IC-CAP also upgrades Radio Frequency Gallium Nitride (RF GaN) packages, a wide bandgap material that offers significant advantages in high-power RF applications, with support for the latest Compact Model Coalition (CMC) model versions including improved extraction flows that account for trapping and thermal effects. PathWave Model Builder (MBP) 2023 introduces a new and exclusive link to Synopsys’ PrimeSim™ HSPICE®. This ultra-fast link enables optimization and tuning without any speed penalty and delivers access to HSPICE features such as CMC standard models and Verilog-A compiler for custom models. PathWave Model QA (MQA) 2023 enhances the new project template-based workflow with various template examples including statistical, corner, table and RF. Advanced Low-frequency Noise Analyzer (A-LFNA) 2023 delivers an integrated and compact measurement system through support of M9601A PXIe Precision Source/Measure Unit. About Keysight Technologies Keysight delivers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s dedication to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster across the development lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Our customers span the worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.9B in fiscal year 2021.

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Lucid Software Broadens Enterprise Offerings With Enhanced Slack Apps for Lucidspark and Lucidchart

Lucid Software | August 05, 2022

Lucid Software, a leading provider of visual collaboration software, today announced the ability for enterprise organizations to streamline their Lucid Slack app deployment by making both Lucidspark and Lucidchart for Slack available across the entire organization. Slack is the collaboration hub that brings the right people, information, and tools together to get work done. These org-wide apps for Slack will enable customers to deploy Lucid products across their entire organization, regardless of the number of Slack workspaces. This makes it easy for users to quickly access Lucid Slack apps from wherever they're working, enabling more efficient collaboration and communication on Lucid documents right within Slack. "Enterprise teams today are working across an ever-growing number of workstreams and applications, often hindering communication and innovation. "Our goal at Lucid is to work where teams work, and this org-wide deployment for Lucid Slack apps brings visual collaboration right to teams' existing workflows and therefore streamlining collaboration so teams can build the future even faster." Dan Lawyer, chief product officer at Lucid The Lucidspark and Lucidchart Slack apps make it easy for users to quickly share Lucid docs, set permissions, create new documents using Slack shortcuts, and push updates back to Lucid products right from Slack. By making the Lucid apps available across an entire organization's Slack workspaces, users can leverage these features to innovate, collaborate and align more effectively. The enhanced apps for Slack build on Lucid's integrations with enterprise tech industry leaders, including Google, Atlassian and Microsoft. These integrations with the Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite make it possible for teams to maximize the value of their tech stack while simultaneously improving engagement and creativity. About Lucid Software Lucid Software Inc. offers a leading Visual Collaboration Suite that helps teams see and build the future from idea to reality. With its products—Lucidchart, Lucidspark and Lucidscale—teams can align around a shared vision, clarify complexity, and collaborate visually, no matter where they're located. Top businesses use Lucid's products all around the world, including customers such as Google, GE and NBC Universal. Lucid's partners include industry leaders such as Google, Atlassian and Microsoft. Since the company's founding, it has received numerous awards for its products, business and workplace culture.

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C3 AI Introduces New ESG Application

C3.ai, Inc. | September 15, 2022

C3 AI , the Enterprise AI software application company, today announced the introduction of C3 AI ESG, an application that harnesses artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable companies to monitor, report, and improve their ESG (environmental, social, and governance) performance. C3 AI ESG reduces the time required to gather, manage, and analyze disparate ESG data, and allows companies to identify ESG risks, capture opportunities, and accelerate initiatives to meet their ESG goals. C3 AI ESG enables customers to integrate data from all their ERP, supplier, customer and manufacturing systems—plus relevant exogenous market data, emissions, and commodity data—and provide comprehensive Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 ESG reporting in compliance with any of SASB, GRI, TCFD, and CDP reporting standards. C3 AI ESG is entirely predictive, allowing companies to accurately forecast their ESG KPIs and plan mitigation measures to achieve their corporate ESG objectives. According to Verdantix, ESG is estimated to become a $30 billion market by 2030. “As ESG objectives continue to rise on the corporate agenda, organizations require solutions to better plan, track, measure, and report ESG performance across their entire value chain. “C3 AI ESG allows organizations to employ advanced AI and ML capabilities not only to provide complete visibility of their ESG status, but to identify and execute strategies to meet their ambitious ESG goals more effectively.” Ed Abbo, President and CTO at C3 AI Key capabilities of the C3 AI ESG application include: Integrating key ESG data across enterprise systems into a unified data image Continuously calculating and tracking ESG KPIs against goals Providing AI-driven recommendations to improve performance on priority ESG issues Centralizing compliance with major ESG reporting standards and frameworks Automating ESG reporting and workflows to review and approve publication of ESG data Using AI to analyze and efficiently respond to external data requests Identifying emerging ESG risks and opportunities using AI to analyze news, media, and priority stakeholder publications Ensuring data accuracy and integrity with end-to-end auditability and AI-driven data validation C3 AI ESG is immediately available and can be deployed on any private or public cloud infrastructure (including AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud), or on-premises. About C3.ai, Inc. C3 AI is the Enterprise AI application software company. C3 AI delivers a family of fully integrated products including the C3 AI Application Platform, an end-to-end platform for developing, deploying, and operating enterprise AI applications and C3 AI Applications, a portfolio of industry-specific SaaS enterprise AI applications that enable the digital transformation of organizations globally.

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Keysight Announces New Device Modeling Software to Enable One-Stop Workflow

Keysight Technologies | August 26, 2022

Keysight Technologies, Inc., a leading technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced a new model generator (MG) environment that increases productivity for semiconductor device modeling engineers with improved automation across the entire workflow. Semiconductor device modeling engineers require automated tools to create accurate simulation models and process design kits (PDK) for baseband and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuit (IC) designs that leverage both silicon (CMOS) and compound III-V technologies. "Keysight’s device modeling 2023 software suite addresses the needs of customers who generate high-quality SPICE models in limited time. "This new solution offers workflow and speed improvements and represents a significant advancement toward delivering a flexible and open environment that integrates all Keysight modeling technologies." Ma Long, manager of device modeling and characterization at Keysight Technologies To address the growing needs of device modeling engineers, Keysight’s device modeling 2023 software suite includes: PathWave Device Modeling (IC-CAP) 2023 features the MG, a new modeling flow manager that enables a one-click import of measured data, creation of trend plots, organization of the extraction flow, basic QA verification and documentation. IC-CAP also upgrades Radio Frequency Gallium Nitride (RF GaN) packages, a wide bandgap material that offers significant advantages in high-power RF applications, with support for the latest Compact Model Coalition (CMC) model versions including improved extraction flows that account for trapping and thermal effects. PathWave Model Builder (MBP) 2023 introduces a new and exclusive link to Synopsys’ PrimeSim™ HSPICE®. This ultra-fast link enables optimization and tuning without any speed penalty and delivers access to HSPICE features such as CMC standard models and Verilog-A compiler for custom models. PathWave Model QA (MQA) 2023 enhances the new project template-based workflow with various template examples including statistical, corner, table and RF. Advanced Low-frequency Noise Analyzer (A-LFNA) 2023 delivers an integrated and compact measurement system through support of M9601A PXIe Precision Source/Measure Unit. About Keysight Technologies Keysight delivers advanced design and validation solutions that help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s dedication to speed and precision extends to software-driven insights and analytics that bring tomorrow’s technology products to market faster across the development lifecycle, in design simulation, prototype validation, automated software testing, manufacturing analysis, and network performance optimization and visibility in enterprise, service provider and cloud environments. Our customers span the worldwide communications and industrial ecosystems, aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general electronics markets. Keysight generated revenues of $4.9B in fiscal year 2021.

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Lucid Software Broadens Enterprise Offerings With Enhanced Slack Apps for Lucidspark and Lucidchart

Lucid Software | August 05, 2022

Lucid Software, a leading provider of visual collaboration software, today announced the ability for enterprise organizations to streamline their Lucid Slack app deployment by making both Lucidspark and Lucidchart for Slack available across the entire organization. Slack is the collaboration hub that brings the right people, information, and tools together to get work done. These org-wide apps for Slack will enable customers to deploy Lucid products across their entire organization, regardless of the number of Slack workspaces. This makes it easy for users to quickly access Lucid Slack apps from wherever they're working, enabling more efficient collaboration and communication on Lucid documents right within Slack. "Enterprise teams today are working across an ever-growing number of workstreams and applications, often hindering communication and innovation. "Our goal at Lucid is to work where teams work, and this org-wide deployment for Lucid Slack apps brings visual collaboration right to teams' existing workflows and therefore streamlining collaboration so teams can build the future even faster." Dan Lawyer, chief product officer at Lucid The Lucidspark and Lucidchart Slack apps make it easy for users to quickly share Lucid docs, set permissions, create new documents using Slack shortcuts, and push updates back to Lucid products right from Slack. By making the Lucid apps available across an entire organization's Slack workspaces, users can leverage these features to innovate, collaborate and align more effectively. The enhanced apps for Slack build on Lucid's integrations with enterprise tech industry leaders, including Google, Atlassian and Microsoft. These integrations with the Lucid Visual Collaboration Suite make it possible for teams to maximize the value of their tech stack while simultaneously improving engagement and creativity. About Lucid Software Lucid Software Inc. offers a leading Visual Collaboration Suite that helps teams see and build the future from idea to reality. With its products—Lucidchart, Lucidspark and Lucidscale—teams can align around a shared vision, clarify complexity, and collaborate visually, no matter where they're located. Top businesses use Lucid's products all around the world, including customers such as Google, GE and NBC Universal. Lucid's partners include industry leaders such as Google, Atlassian and Microsoft. Since the company's founding, it has received numerous awards for its products, business and workplace culture.

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