For a long time, humanity has benefited from the improvements brought by technology. So much so that nowadays, it is possible to communicate from anywhere, get a transport in less than a minute and order food with few touches on the phone screen.

In the case of companies, emerging technologies promise to bring improvements and change the way we work. Although we already have some examples of this, the tendency is that in the next years the investment will be much greater.

So, in this text, we’ll explain what they are and what to expect in the future.  Learn about it!

What are emerging technologies?

In general terms, emerging technologies are tools that 5 or 10 years from now may bring about a major business revolution. That is, they are the innovations that will change the way we operate in the market. However, they’re still not well established or have not been explored enough.

Examples of this type of technology are diverse, such as Blockchain, Analytics, Big Data, artificial intelligence systems, etc.

How will these technologies influence large companies?

There are some very interesting examples of how emerging technologies will be influential for large companies. There are predictions that by 2050, for example, we’ll all be connected to the internet through smartphones and tablets.

Imagine how much this will facilitate the relationship between companies and their customers, improving delivery and access to customer service from anywhere. Curiously, Google and Facebook are companies that already invest in projects that use drones to distribute the internet to remote populations.

Another technology worth paying attention to is the relationship between ERP systems and the cloud. Today, there are quite a few companies that already use these two services. However, this tends to increase, since the ERP upgrade is much faster and cheaper in the cloud.

According to a research by Nucleus Research, the return on investment for companies that adopt this type of technology is almost 3 times higher than for those that use traditional servers.

These are just a few examples; we also have the blockchain that, due to its relation with cryptography, promises to be a great alternative to dealing with the finances of companies, including validating payments and other transactions quickly.

What to expect in the future?

There is definitely good news when it comes to technology, and we have many numbers to prove it. According to the International Data Corporation, investments in artificial intelligence will reach the mark of 46 billion dollars in two years.

3D printing, for example, will also make a major breakthrough during this period. By 2020, applications in this type of technology may reach 41 billion dollars, according to ARK Invest. By 2035, more than 12 trillion dollars is expected to come from robotics and automation.