Trending and Obsolete Digital Technologies in 2022

Software and IT is a continuously evolving industry. What seemed like a huge idea in the 2000s might be obsolete today. Every year several technologies are coming into the market which is leading to the death of some technologies. This article throws light on the everchanging tech industry – the technologies that are dying and technologies that are booming. Read on to learn more.
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The digital revolution, which started around the late 1980s, has completely transformed how people world over, live, interact, buy and do business around the world

This revolution first brought out the onset of a connected economy through the mass uptake of the Internet and the deployment of increasingly faster broadband networks. Next came the beginnings of the digital economy which found their roots in a range of digital platforms. Today, the digitalized economy is all about production and consumption models based on the integration of digital technologies in all economic, social, and environmental aspects of the value chain.

We are transitioning from a hyperconnected world to one of digitalized economies with the adoption and integration of advanced digital technologies such as 5G networks, the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, artificial intelligence (AI ), big data, robotics, and more. In the wake of this, it is important to take stock of the new – and outdated – technologies that could help propel (or hold back) business growth for organizations across industries.

Technologies that will soon Become Obsolete

In a world of digital disruption, it is important to not just adopt suitable future-ready technologies but to also ensure not getting held back by technologies

1. Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)

When browsing a website over HTTP, none of the information that is being exchanged is encrypted. This means that between the computer and the server it can tap in and see all the information that is being exchanged. While HTTP was very widely used during the start of the ‘internet’, it is slowly dying. In 2018 Google announced that it would tag all the websites over HTTP as Not Secure. This has forced most businesses to shift from HTTP to HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure).

2. Angular JS

In 2010 Angular JS was launched by Google as an open-source web development framework. Many developers incorporated this framework to build applications. With time and with advancements in web development, Angular JS had to be re-written to keep up with the latest trends. After multiple releases, Angular is currently on V12. In 2018 google announced that it would stop giving updates for angular JS but however it had a 3-year support period. On Dec 31st, 2021, the support period for Angular JS officially ended.

3. jQuery

jQuery is a feature-rich cross-platform JavaScript library. The main purpose of jQuery was to provide an easy way to use JavaScript to make a website interactive. But, today with the availability of more advanced frameworks like bootstrap, Angular, React, etc, jQuery is slowly losing its sheen.

4. On-premise Servers

Many Businesses have long user On-Premises servers, as it gave them the assurance that at any time they can be checked and tweaked. However, today, with the pandemic mobilizing remote working, having a separate It team to monitor the server is a difficult task. Given the growing pervasiveness of the cloud, It is expected that On-premise servers will soon become

Technologies of the Future

Technologies born out of the ongoing digital revolution are projected to penetrate 10 times faster as compared to the agricultural and industrial revolution.

1. Docker Containers

Docker containers are a tool that helps to package up an application with all of the elements it needs, such as libraries, etc and ship it out as one package. Containers can run virtually on any play form and can be deployed with great ease. Containers make it easy for software to run when moved from one platform to another.

2. Blockchain-powered Smart Contracts

Blockchain is the latest buzzword today. While blockchain has a variety of applications smart contracts are one of the best use cases. Smart contracts are self-executing contracts. These are programs stored on the blockchain that run when certain predefined conditions are met. The parties need not trust each other. In case of an event of a breach, smart contracts automatically trigger settlements. It is projected that industries like insurance, real-estate will be incorporating smart contracts soon.

3. Automated Data Cleansing

As much as data gathering is important, maintaining clean data is equally important. It is said that “Data quality is directly linked to the quality of decision making”. Therefore, is important to maintain good quality data. It is predicted that data scientists spend 60% of the time cleansing and organizing data, which is very inefficient. This sparks the need for automation of the process of data cleaning. Today many businesses mainly CRM and ERP are incorporating data cleansing tools to achieve good data.

4. VR and AR Analytics

VR systems are complex computation devices and they generate a lot of data. Just as how Regular IT systems are using data to draw meaningful insights VR and AR data can also be used to understand various metrics. VR and AR are more immersive and engaging and involve a greater degree of presence of the user. Therefore, the data generated is quite different and strong. Analyzing this data can help in understanding the users better which enables to build better applications.

5. Serverless Functions

A serverless function is a piece of logic that does not maintain data and is destroyed once used. It ideally lasts only for seconds and is triggered by a certain condition. Rather than hosting the entire application on the cloud, some non-core functions can be hosted on the cloud. This essentially makes making enhancements easier as the developer just requires writing the code-host on aloud- connect with an existing application using APIs.

6. VPN Security

As the pandemic has accelerated remote working, many businesses are relying on VPN for connectivity. However, the security offered by VPNs may not be sufficient. Organizations are adding another layer of security over VPNs using secure access service edge (SASE). SASEs combine network and network security into a single cloud service.


Today, things are moving fast in the tech world, and in order to thrive businesses must migrate to the latest and best-suited technologies for their business use case.

Here are some of the many reasons why adopting new digital technologies and more importantly, moving away from outdated technologies can help businesses:

1. Lowering Costs

If any technology is harnessed properly, It can reduce the costs to a great extent. For example, migrating to the cloud is a lot cheaper than using on-premises servers.

2. Staying relevant in the market

With many technologies coming into the market it is important to users the latest technologies stay relevant and competitive in the market. The businesses that can adapt to the tech trends faster will stay ahead of their competitors.

3. Increased performance

old technologies are often poor performing and become obsolete with time. The latest technologies can significantly enhance performance and improve efficiency.

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Published Date: 22 March, 2022


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