Digital transformation is in demand now more than ever. The need for remote work, contactless communication and advanced analytics tools have pushed businesses over the edge. Covid19 is here to stay and the world is not going to be the same for quite a while if ever. It’s high time for companies to start reinforcing their digital transformation tools and investing in new, more robust ones.  

We have gathered a list of our predictions on the top digital transformation trends in 2021. Stay tuned to check them all out! 

Hybrid Cloud Architecture 

Use hybrid cloud for better adaptability and simpler connectivity. Hybrid architecture allows for a single cost-effective solution by combining private and public cloud services. No more worries about complex workload management caused by business costs and needs fluctuations. Hybrid cloud is already a huge trend among such major public cloud providers as Azure, AWS, Google, IBM and Oracle. 
 

XaaS for More Agility 

XaaS or Anything as a Service enables a flexible consumption model of IT services. You can now pay for a service as you go based on your needs instead of making an upfront purchase. XaaS will surely be a big deal in 2021 for businesses that want to streamline their operations and scale their infrastructure! 

Headless Technology 

Create a more customised shopping experience with headless technology. The latter lets you decouple front-end content from the back-end content thus helping you keep up with the market changes. Due to this latest trend, you can experiment with customer experience and implement different innovations without worrying about any possible damage. Feel free to deploy voice assistants, wearables and smart appliances with the help of headless technology! 

Customer Data Platforms 

Customer Data Platforms or CDPs gather and structure data from customer profiles in real-time. As a result, information packages are formed in a big data system enhancing the interaction between buyers and companies.  

CDPs are a good means of effective management of complex and constantly evolving customer data. Don’t miss this chance to take a step up in the competitive market. 

Telecommuting 

Working from home being the new normal, companies should expect 2021 to be the year of becoming more adaptable in terms of remote access. Such technologies as Zoom, Webex, and Microsoft Teams enable a more flexible and connected communication between employees when working from home. Holding team meetings, video- and audioconferences, safe storage of company documents and workflow data is now easier than ever. 

5G Outside Conspiracy and Competition 

Reliable connectivity and more bandwidth are the main building blocks of a successful remote collaboration. 5G can provide both, ensuring your business continuity and smooth communication processes. Don’t settle for anything less than the best digital transformation practices for your business!  

Hybrid Devices 

Hybrid Devices are the next trend of 2021. They combine high connectivity, ease of use, multifunctionality and versatility in a single place. Something like Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 which is both a phone and a tablet, will be given more preference than having a laptop, a smartphone and a tablet to cover different needs. 

Cybersecurity is Never Outdated 

The need for better security software has increased exponentially with the spread of coronavirus pandemic. Hackers and cybercriminals have become more active and aggressive in their actions causing breaches and carrying out cyberattacks at companies around the world.  

Remote working has made businesses more vulnerable too as company credentials are not always well-protected on the personal devices of employees.  

It seems like cyberattacks might become a huge trend in 2021 unless software providers beat the Dark Web by introducing stronger and more secure products for the utmost cyber protection of businesses. 

In the end, to highlight the importance of deploying the needed digital transformation trends once more, we’d like to quote one of the most successful business owners of our times: “There is no alternative to digital transformation. Visionary companies will carve out new strategic options for themselves – those that don’t adapt will fail,” – Jeff Bezos.