Due to COVID-19, the whole world has come to a screeching halt. Industries are forced to stop production, educational institutions are being closed, and so is every business and the lives of many are affected. In this depressing period, the technologies are significantly playing a vital role in the day to day lives. As it entirely transformed the way businesses carry out their work. All the emerging technologies are playing a vital role in every industry and are helping businesses stay open at the time of lockdown, even the educational institutions are providing facilities of e-learning, and it has become a new trend. So, we have curated the list of 8 of the technology trends 2020, which will be booming post-COVID-19 pandemic:
1. Work from Home
Work from home or WFH is not a new concept in the professional world. People were working from home rather than going to the office and do the tasks. But, work from home wasn’t a very common pre-coronavirus period. Although many companies have opted for it, not everyone. Experts believed that after this pandemic ends, work from home might become a hundred percent solution of jobs for a long time. The idea of working from home will be applied in every professional sector and will become the new normal. A survey conducted by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics said that about 25% of workers worked from home from 2017 to 2018. Further, they added that college professionals are at least five times more likely to get jobs that allow them to work from home as compared to the people having high school diplomas. Also, clients nowadays prefer to hire offshore development teams online. Moreover, companies are learning and implementing a virtual onboarding program for a New Resource.
2. Distance Learning
Just like work from home, distance learning has been implemented by a handful of university names. But as the countries got shut in April 2020, so did the school and university due to the pandemic. To tackle educational issues, universities and schools started providing online courses to students. E-learning has become the new source of education in these tough times, and educational institutes will be following this technology trend post-COVID-19 pandemic.
3. Digital Payments
Digital payments might become the booming technology trend post-COVID-19 pandemic. It is believed by handing cash to the shopkeeper, or the vice-versa might spread the virus. To tackle this issue, countries like South Korea and China have ensured that the currency notes are clean. Also, governments have recommended cashless and digital payments. But, the problem with digital payments is that there are around 1.5 billion unbanked people. So, it might get tough for them. Digital payments also require the Internet, and there are many regions in the world where stable internet connection is still a rare happening. Keeping it aside, e-commerce during coronavirus lockdown is at its peak, and most of the people are using digital payment methods.
4. Driverless Cars
Companies like Tesla and Google have been working on driverless cars for a long time now. There will be no better time to see them on roads post-coronavirus. This might hurt many drivers who get their wages from Uber and Ola. But, automation will be at its boom, and so will be artificial intelligence post-pandemic. So, it will be no surprise that people start booking driverless cabs post-coronavirus.
Telehealth can be another trend post-COVID-19 pandemic that will be followed by the healthcare industry to contain the spread of COVID-19. For primary care of patients, personal IoT devices can help, and chatbots can diagnose the initial problem based on symptoms. Telehealth usage has increased over the COVID-19 pandemic period. As the medical costs are sky-rocketing in many countries, TelehealthTelehealth might need some tweaks like insurance coverage. The Internet can be an issue here too, and so does the technical knowledge. Still, TelehealthTelehealth is a distant way to give prescriptions and cures for common problems like cold, viral fever, cough, and many more.
Online gaming has boomed during coronavirus pandemic. People are playing online games like PUBG, CSGO, and FIFA to pass their time in this hardship. And, this booming period will stay for a long time even post-pandemic. Netflix and Amazon Prime are some online entertainment platforms where people are watching movies, and the bounce rate has gone high for these entertainment brands. It will be no surprise that movie stars start releasing their films on these platforms only.
7. Supply Chain 4.0
Coronavirus has affected the global supply chain in the worst possible manner. With social-distancing in the account, factories are shut down. The supply chain is suffering and has become vulnerable. So, the Supply Chain 4.0 with technologies like Big Data, cloud computing, Internet-of-Things (“IoT”), and blockchain have brought an intelligent supply chain management system for the future.
8. Online Deliveries by Autonomous Vehicles and Robots
COVID19 has transformed online shopping and e-commerce gets a boost as customers prefer to stay indoors. According to reports, 80% portion of deliveries will be made by Autonomous vehicles by 2025. The robust logistic system has supported the online retail industry through Autonomous vehicles. Furthermore, many companies are adopting technology that reduces their dependence on human workers. Retail was already tiptoeing toward a high-tech future before sniffles hit the fan. COVID-19’s spread will likely accelerate the migration to robotic and autonomous vehicle associates in stores. Hence, this technology trend will be going to boom after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sum it up
Since every industry has been affected by COVID-19, companies, and business people, have started looking at future practices post-lockdown and pandemic periods. Digital payments, introducing driverless cars, and working from home might become a permanent trend post-COVID-19 pandemic. It might hurt a small proportion of the population, but for the larger good and well-being, these trends will become essential and hence going to implemented by almost every country. If you have any queries regarding the same, then ask your questions on our comment section box. For more updates about mobile app development trends, stay tuned, and keep checking our blogs. If you liked the information, then share it with your friends, colleagues, and family.