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Top 2018 Tech Trends and How Web Scraping Fits into the Picture

Top 2018 Tech Trends and How Web Scraping Fits into the Picture

Trends change from year to year, demanding that marketers and analysts stay nimble and in a state of feverous perpetual education. And, that’s a good thing – sink or swim; grow or perish. Today, we are focusing on two of the primary trends in the information technology sector this year that will shape and affect the circulation of data on a global scale:   Internet of Things (IoT) Artificial Intelligence (AI) These two trends shouldn’t seem unfamiliar to our readers, as they have been all over the news, social media and tech thought leader blogs. However, even those with a thorough understanding of what web data scraping is and what web scraping services are out there, how are these profoundly growing IT trends and data scraping services going to get along with each other? Let’s start with IoT, and see what the challenges, opportunities or both will be for web data scraping services. The Internet of Things – How do web scraping services fit in? Ten years ago answering a phone call with your wristwatch was but only a goal. Nowadays, it’s practically ubiquitous. Or, a parka with Bluetooth connected speakers in the hood? In 2018, IoT is paced to become so common that in a short period of time we’ll no longer have terms to describe what it even is! According to Business Insider, by 2025 there will be 55 billion IoT devices, whereas last year there were only (yeah, only) 9 billion devices. Yet, with any rapid transformation, the future becomes increasingly uncertain. This is especially important for data security risks, as while we absolutely will only...