With such rapid progression in so many different areas of modern technology, it’s not always easy to keep up to date with everything.
From entertainment and eSports to cybersecurity and VR, the sheer value, span and variety we now find within tech sectors is really quite astounding. New technologies and machine functionalities are changing the way we think about – and interact with – the world forever.
Successful companies are defined far more by their innovation and agility rather than their ability to converse what they already have. That makes it an incredibly exciting time to be alive, yet also a big challenge for any business in tech sectors looking to stay ahead of the curve. In tech, there’s no time to rest on your laurels, and 2019 is proving no different.
Let’s take a look at the tech sectors that are continuing to make giant waves this year.
The world of online casinos, slots games and sports bookmakers has been growing exponentially over the past decade, yet it seems that we’re online just getting started. Recent forecasts from Statista predict that the total value of the iGaming market will reach around £50 billion by the end of this year. It’s not only one of the fastest growing areas of gaming, it’s also becoming one of the most lucrative.
No surprise then that iGaming companies, developers and operators across the board are doing whatever it takes to make their brand stand out from the crowd. We’re seeing more sites pop up that are focusing heavily on creating an immersive live gaming experience, like the Genesis casino site for example. Rather than being dealt their next hand by a computer program, players can now join a physical table with a real-life dealer – all from the comfort of their sofa. It’s no surprise that people are starting to flock towards this kind of live environment as it really adds to the overall remote gaming experience.
It used to be that adding a random exclamation mark at the end of your PC password was considered quite a secure approach to data security. Unfortunately, that doesn’t quite cut it by today’s standards.
Widespread internet connectivity and advances in mobile technology has created so many positives throughout our work and home lives; though it has also made us more vulnerable to hackers and cyberattacks. Over the past few years we’ve seen a harrowing upturn in the number of data security breaches, both among high profile organisations and individual members of the public. As a result, we’ve recently seen a huge increase in the development of antivirus software, malware tools, VPNs and penetration testing – all of which are geared towards keeping us safe online. The industry is still in its relative industry; yet it’s already worth billions.
For a long time, earning an honest living by playing video games was the ultimate dream for many young gamers. Thanks to the rapid growth of the eSports industry, that dream has quickly become a reality.
According to Newzoo, the the global esports audience will grow to 453.8 million worldwide in 2019, a year-on-year growth of +15%. People clearly aren’t just enjoying competing for big money while playing their favourite game; they enjoy watching it too. There’s certainly something appealing about watching the very best talent the world has to offer going head to head in a competition format.
Games like Fifa, Fortnite, Counter-Strike are attracting more players, teams and leagues than ever, not to mention even bigger prize pools. That said, most titles pale in comparison to the leading eSports game on the planet right now – Dota 2. Last year’s international championship offered a staggering prize pot of £20 million! That’s proof enough to suggest that eSports is only going one way – and that’s up.