Adaptability to innovative technological changes is the key to handling competition in web services. Even cloud IP traffic is set to grow at the CAGR rate of 27 percent from 2016 to 2021. Cisco expects cloud processing to grow 94 percent by 2021 (market share) where Gartner sees it to account for 28 percent of total IT spending.
Centralisation and virtualisation have been realised, and technology is expected to fragment and automate. Another research by Accenture claims AI will double the annual economic growth rate by 2035 and completely change the work environment creating a better relationship between man and machine.
According to IDC, the investment in IoT can grow to 1 trillion by 2020, which will fund 30 percent annual network growth in the next five years (as per Ericsson data).
The high-end technology applications will be linked to robots, virtual/augmented reality, AI, and machine learning systems.
5G can enhance the capabilities of cognitive computing and will support certain applications such as self-driving cars and devices.
Such technologies will be widely integrated into manufacturing, public safety, logistics, transportation, emergency, defence, and smart city systems.
While the cloud's main advantage is data storage and AI is based on data. The new devices in the coming decades will be wireless, biometric, and based on environmental sensors, interpreted easily through wearable, drones, vehicles, and a number of new smart devices.
The new autonomous vehicle will be able to process video images to identify the surroundings, the pedestrians, fixed objects and complete the journey without any hassle, even better than humans.
IoT, 5G, and Retail
Retail web services will continue to grow. In addition, the new developments in IoT internet of things may involve larger adoption of 5G with massive LoT of deployment, where improved connectivity will be required.
IoT remote monitoring, remote assistance, AR / VR, and connectivity with devices may be promoted.
Amazon shared the roadmap into future plans and services where a GitHub post said the company concentrates on container services and open source software projects.
This will allow the company to provide messages that can help organisations make better decisions. It is also jumping into blockchain and AI, where the company is trying to start new trends with limited risks.
There are many trends where many new challenges, security issues, and risk factors are growing. Some web services may die fast, and the users will widely adopt some application virtualisation tools.
Experts are even predicting the death of OS and platforms, as the real-time customers are not concerned about the background applications or the operating systems, but it may take time for it to happen.
Change in the work environment where more independence and better access to information will be offered, and there may be small teams operating in large corporations handling different modules, even though the public sector companies will continue to work to remove legacy applications to fill the gaps.