With the advancement of the human race, IT has led to many revolutions and discoveries among which technical revolution has changed the way of life and taken the world and human races to a different dimension. With the emergence of the technical revolution in the 20th century, IT has led to a new way of thinking and doing tremendous amounts of tedious work within a fraction of time, doing smart work in just one click. Let it be whether typing a text to weather forecasting, reading the news to publishing an article. You name any field and IT is there. Today it has become a basic need and necessity. Here today we are to talk about “Recent Trends in IT” or emerging trends in IT. Every morning you wake up, what do you need- A cup of Tea, Coffee, Warm water and the answer is a big NO. We want to check our mobile phones first and Boom more of it we want to check missed messages on WhatsApp or Facebook for upcoming birthdays, messages from the known, tweet by our Honorable Prime Minister, Actresses, international trending people, and many more. Actors, actresses, our grandparents, milkman, newspaper wala, politicians, everyone is on the internet for socializing. It has become a need symbol to carry a smartphone rather than an “iPhone” and spend hours with it.
All these renovations and innovations have come from Mobile Computing as we have shifted from carrying big laptops to carry a small smart box with us for not only socializing but also for medical, studies, reading, etc. this has also led to the development of many mobile applications and services and it has opened the wide path for employment options too. Everything on the internet is available in just one click whether it’s a laptop or desktop and that is the product of web designing which has made our life so easy for searching and entertaining that we need nothing if we have an Internet Connection. When the technology is so easily available and advancing too, why not to make our living smart by upgrading to Smart City and IoT. Trust me it’s fun switching on your gadgets at home even when you are far away. And then comes security with IoT, Internet, Cloud Computing, and all aspects of using machines and communicating over them.
We need to protect our data and contents from people spying into our system and peeping into my personal life. The only way to secure it is to apply data security, cybersecurity, and also hacking can be Hi-Jacking and Hi-Joking. Also today we are happy and enjoy seeing what you searched on commercial sites getting displayed everywhere. Isn’t it fun? Yes, it is and sometimes No also as it collects our data using Data Mining which can be used wisely and cunningly but can be threatening too. Again security protects us from bad things being done to us. Technology has brought in many impacts, good as well as bad but its effect can be managed by us. It’s in our hands to control technology or technology controls us. With this concept comes Artificial Intelligence where now we were controlling the machines to help in every phase of life as assistants, Expert Systems, Prediction Machines, money dispenser machines, and many more uses. Now comes the era of building smart cars, smart houses to smart cities as everything is turning smart.
Dr. Anshu Agarwal,
School of I.T.