Technology Transformation 2020: In a nutshell, the tech companies offered some of the essential services during this year of the pandemic. The year 2020 did not see some huge milestones due to the global pandemic; however, it proved to be very important in the field of technology. The tech companies provided essential services for various sectors such as business and especially medicine. This is the year in review 2020.
1. The Boom of the Zoom
It will not be wrong to say that not many people around the world used Zoom on their computers and smartphones before 2020. The pandemic was expected to last a few weeks. However, the situation is still out of grasp, even for technologically advanced countries such as the USA. This year all kinds of businesses, corporations, small and large companies, schools, and federal institutions were left with no option but to conduct business at home.
This shift from working out there in the field to working from homemade the entire communities use digital communication tools. One of the most used tools is Zoom.
“Back in March 2020, Zoom announced that it will go public. In December 2019 the number of Zoom users was only 10 million per day, and in April 2020, it was 300 million people in a day. All thanks to the coronavirus pandemic!”
2. Digital Health Services
All over the world, hospitals introduced telehealth apps and offered digital health services. The number of patients (other than coronavirus patients) admitted to the hospitals was less due to the pandemic. The hospitals all across the globe relied on technology and apps to offer services for the patients.
3. Contact Tracing Apps
Another digital trend that surged during 2020 was the contract tracking apps. Several countries introduced contract tracking apps for COVID-19. These apps helped the people to track people who had coronavirus in their surroundings.
Google together with the tech giant Apple worked together to launch a Bluetooth-based contact tracing platform. It proved very useful and many countries such as Italy, and France also relied on their APIs to launch their contact tracking apps. The UK pursued its centralized coronavirus contact tracing app.
4. The 5G Boom
As expected the 5G technology got a lot of fame. The 5G is expected to give the internet users five to 100 times faster speeds than 4G. China and the USA were the two countries to start using technology. The latest iPhones support the 5G services.
5. TikTok Shines in 2020
When it comes to the most download app in 2020, TikTok takes the crown, the pandemic made almost the entire world stay at home. It was only during the start of the pandemic in April 2020 that there were more than 1 billion downloads.
6. BitCoin during 2020
The value of Bitcoin touched the highest levels during the year. It reached record values by the end of 2020, thanks to inflation caused by the pandemic during the year. The value of a single bitcoin was almost 9500 US dollars. The value at the end of the year in December was 28000 US dollars for a single bitcoin. It saw an increment of 200% in its value in a single year.