We have had our share of forecasts in perhaps every field that one can think of. One area that is never behind when it comes to forecasts is data analytics. This field opens doors for truck-loads of predictions with an enormous amount of data to deal with. For this very reason, “analytics” has probably been the center of attraction in every aspect.
Some of the crucial predictions for this field in the years to come are-
- Data Privacy
The privacy/safety of data has always been a concern. With the exponential increase in the amount of data seen worldwide, it has become even more crucial to secure it. Likely, businesses will now recognize that data privacy and governance can’t be accomplished with separate standalone tools. Therefore, it will most likely be essential to implementing this as an integral part of the analytics infrastructure to serve the objective.
- Data Scientists
All this while, we have seen data scientists participating in tasks related to the stage of pre-production development. Code translators can draw the best possible conclusions when they are passed on to the next step. But it is predicted that there will be more in the years ahead than data scientists will be entitled to do. They will themselves be able to handle enormous data independently, thereby reducing the number of required code translators. The code translators that will be involved also have the advantage that they do not deal with too much work.
- Emotional Analytics
Customers play a pivotal role, without any doubt, for a company to flourish. Simply put, they’re no less than a company treasure. Thus, understanding customer behavior helps to achieve better outcomes as it helps to work according to their needs and demands. In the coming years, companies will likely begin to prioritize “emotional analytics” as never before. Predictive models and AI would be required to analyze the choice of words, voice tones, facial expressions, and much more to understand human behavior. It will thus pave the way for customer profile tailored products and services.
- Machine Learning
Machine learning, needless to say, has seen a wide range of applications. So much so that there is barely any sector that has not seen the practicality of machine learning. However, what has been observed over the years is that the building of its machine learning platforms has been of great importance. But the future will likely show us a completely different picture. It is a potential scenario in which we can see business backing out from coming up with their own machine learning platforms. Perhaps now, they realize that more value is acquired by applying Machine Learning to business issues. Investing in Machine Learning is a better option than investing resources on their own in building and maintaining the tools.
2020 has jolted the world to the extent that it might take several years for the world to recover. With that being said, every company will now look for alternatives to reduce costs in the coming years. As far as analytics is concerned, companies may consider partnering with those already established. Because by partnering with new/emerging companies, they would not want to get into any risk.
There is no limit to how many predictions can be made about anything. The same is the case for analytics. It is not all shocking to keep adding to the list as this sector doesn’t want to get old with practically loads of predictions.