Technologies you need to know these days

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  • Coding
  • 1. Coding is the number-one skill in demand today worldwide. Although coding and computer science are still marginalized, it is clear that the ability to code has become as important as other basic forms of literacy like reading and math.
  • 2. Fortunately, no matter what your age or current comfort level with technology, there are ways to pick up intro coding skills — and many of them are free.
  • Big data
  • 1. According to Forbes, big data will continue to grow in 2015, due in part to the rise of the Internet of Things, which has the power to embed technology in practically anything.
  • 2. As ever-larger volumes of data are created, it’s vital to know how to collect and analyze that data — particularly when it’s related to customer preferences and business processes.
  • 3. No matter what industry you’re in, you’ll miss out on key marketing and decision-making opportunities by ignoring big data.
  • Cloud computing
  • 1. TechRadar had reported that 2015 will be the year that the cloud becomes the “new normal.” The reason, writes Mark Barrenechea, CEO of OpenText, is that costs can be slashed as much as 90% through digitization of information-intensive processes.
  • 2. Barrenechea predicts that by year-end, we’ll see “a world of hybrid deployments in which some information and applications reside in the cloud and the remainder resides on-premise.”
  • 3. Learning to utilize the cloud’s flexible power can improve everything from your data security to your collaboration ability.
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  • Mobile
  • 1. As Six Dimensions states, “If you don’t have a mobile strategy, you don’t have a future strategy.” This has never been truer than in 2015, the year in which an increasing number of companies will learn how to mobilize their revenue-generating processes, like making purchases and depositing checks, according to The Guardian.
  • 2. 2015 is also the year that we’ll hit critical mass with the fusion of mobile and cloud computing, according to Forbes. That means many more centrally coordinated apps will be usable on multiple devices
  • Data visualization
  • 1. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a web designer or developer to create compelling infographics. There are several free tools available you can use to visually enhance your data.
  • 2. Data keeps multiplying, which means whatever message you hope to communicate online must find increasingly creative ways to break through the noise. That’s where data visualization comes in, which involves using a visual representation of the data to discover new information and breakthroughs.
  • UX design skills
  • 1. User experience (UX) designers consider the end user’s ease of use, efficiency, and general experience of interfacing with a system (such as a website or application).
  • 2. Smashing Magazine notes that while user experience has long been important, it has become more so recently in relation to the diverse ways that users can now access websites, including mobile and apps.
  • 3. “The more complex the system, the more involved will the planning and architecture have to be for it,” writes Jacob Gube. But it’s not just professional designers who can benefit from understanding UX design — anyone can.
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Deepika Murty

Deepika Murty

Deepika Murthy is an ECommerce Strategist and Mobile app development expert. She architected several enterprise mobile applications for veltrod clients.

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