Mobile apps lead the IT trend

Tuesday, Sep 08, 2015 17:22

Mobile applications ranked highest in a VietnamWorks' recent survey of IT trends that draw the most attention. — Photo

HA NOI (Biz Hub) — Mobile applications ranked highest in a recent survey of information and technology (IT) trends that draw the most attention, chosen by 64 per cent of respondents.

The survey was conducted by online employment recruiter ahead of the Tech Insider Expo to be held this month. The results were revealed late in July.

VietnamWorks carried out the survey to determine which IT trends drew the most attention among nearly 500 people working in the IT field in Viet Nam.

The result also matched global IT trends, based on a survey by IT research and advisory company Gartner last year, which showed that the most popular IT trends were management activities through mobile devices and mobile apps.

Another trend that interests people working in the IT field is "big data," accounting for 55 per cent of VietnamWorks' respondents.

Big data has become hotter in recent years among enterprises with huge data resources, according to VietnamWorks.

Big data can result in greater operational efficiency, cost reduction and risk reduction.

The trend of business start-ups also drew much attention, being voted on by 46 per cent of the survey respondents.

When asked about hi-tech trends, 61 per cent of respondents voted for SmartHome technology.

The technology makes household chores easier with smart electronic home appliances that may also conserve energy.

According to a study by iControl Networks, a provider of home-technology solutions, the number of SmartHome devices on market will rise from 1.9 billion units in 2014 to nine billion units by 2018.

Other hi-tech trends include the application of robot technology to daily life, security technology and virtual reality technology.

VietnamWorks will organise the Tech Insider Expo in Ha Noi and HCM City this September to host workshops discussing hot topics in the IT field and to present exhibitions for technological advances.

The event expects to draw more than 3,000 people and 40 IT companies along with well-known speakers in the IT field. VNS

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