Innovative Tech Skills You Should Consider Learning This Year

new technologies like 5G

As a successful business person, you understand the importance of staying on top of your game in as many areas as possible. For example, you are probably always on the lookout for ways to advance your skill set and you enjoy reading about and learning new things. Since technology is such an inherent part of so many companies, and new forms of tech seem to be coming out all of the time, this topic is an ideal place to start. With that in mind, check out the following three tech related skills you may want to learn about and/or master in 2018:

5G technology

As its name implies, 5G is the 5th generation mobile network; unlike the current 4G network and those that came before it, 5G technology is expected to have an enormous positive impact in a number of ways. 5G technology will not only connect people to others, but it will also help to control objects and devices. In other words, in addition to helping our smartphones to work faster and better than ever, 5G technology will bring in immersive experiences like virtual reality and augmented reality. 5G is also expected to cause industry-changing services including remote control of medical procedures and the transportation industry. If you have read about doctors performing remote surgeries via robot or self-driving cars, both of these amazing scenarios will involve 5G technology. In order to be ready for this incredible technology, it is a good idea to research and read up on it as much as you can.

Ethereum software

Ethereum is an open software platform that is related to blockchain technology. If the latter term sounds familiar, it is because Bitcoin blockchains help people pay each other with cryptocurrency through an electronic cash system. Although Ethereum blockchains are similar to those used with Bitcoin, there are some differences; basically, the Ethereum blockchains can run code on decentralized applications that handle detailed and private transactions and records like bank loans, medical charts and voting records. More specifically, Ethereum blockchains are used to help build the applications, that are not controlled by any person or entity. Because of the use of Ethereum blockchains, the decentralized applications are less likely to be tampered with and hacked.

As more industries become interested in this type of technology, attracted in part by its safety and because no person will be running the system, Ethereum software is poised to really take off. You can either sign up for the online course through Udemy or another company, or do some online research to bone up on this innovative technology.
Cloud-related skills

Cloud computing involved the on-demand delivery of database storage, IT resources, compute power, applications and more through a cloud services platform. This type of service is growing at a rapid rate; examples include Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud and Azure. As more places adopt cloud-based services, there will be an increase in demand for business people who know the ins and outs of this platform. Specifically, cloud-based services are ideal for businesses that are growing quickly; entrepreneurs can easily add to or trim back on their cloud capacity at any time. If this is true for your own company, learning cloud computing technology makes a lot of sense.

There are very few times in life when you will regret learning new things. This is definitely the case for technology-related skills. As tech continues to proliferate at a fast rate and more companies use software, devices and more, it makes good sense to stay on top of tech as much as you can. By focusing on 5G, Ethererum and the cloud in 2018, you will be well on your way to being on top of the latest trends in tech.

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