IT event roundup 2021: Everything you need to know

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Every year, many technology companies continue to show off the advances they make through exclusive technology events. Through these events, companies talk about the new products they want to launch, new features they have incorporated, and what the company’s goal and focus will be in moving forward further.

In this blog, we’ve gathered a roundup of highlights of some of the best IT events to happen in 2021.

Without any further ado, let’s get into it!

1. Consumer Electronics Show, CES 2021

The Consumer Electronics Show 2021, commonly known as CES 2021 is one of the most influential and long-awaited technology events in the world. The following are the highlights of the CES 2021 event that ended on January 14, 2021:

  • SOSLAB won the Innovation Awards at the Consumer Electronics Show 2021 for its ‘Solid-state LiDAR’ ML ‘for autonomous vehicles’ in the Vehicle Intelligence & Transportation category. The SOSLAB product enables simpler deployment of vehicle sensors with respect to weight, size, and stability.
  • Mobileye, an Israeli self-driving car developer, has announced its partnership and partnership with Intel (its parent company) to develop its groundbreaking high-performance and automotive-grade solid-state LiDAR to improve road safety.
  • Skydio, a San Francisco -based drone startup received the “Best of Innovation Award for Drone and Unmanned Systems 2021” at the event for its Skydio X2.
  • Verizon, Skyward, and UPS have announced a drone delivery partnership for their retail market. This will be done using Verizon’s 4G LTE technology.
  • Sony, a Japanese multinational conglomerate organization has launched the Airpeak drone calling it the world’s smallest drone equipped with its Alpha cameras.
  • General Motors and Cadillac have unveiled a ‘self-driving electric party vehicle’ intended to provide a great social space for friends and family to gather and celebrate as they go to an event. The party vehicle is equipped with biometric sensors on the seats that help regulate heat, lighting, aromatherapy, humidity, and lighting. The PAV (Personal Autonomous Vehicle) also has various voice and gesture controls, in addition to an interior camera and journey information system.

2. Cisco Live 2021

Cisco Live! is one of Cisco’s most popular and well -known technology and networking annual conferences. Here is a recap of last year’s two-day global virtual event held on March 30-31 in the Americas:

  • Cisco announced the integration of its ThousandEyes internet intelligence technology with the Catalyst 9300 and 9400 campus switches.
  • Because moving to remote and hybrid workplaces creates a clear divide between in-office and remote workers, new features such as “People Insights” in Webex features will be added that will help address in trouble.
  • Cisco launched its first network-as-a-service product aimed at delivering a robust hybrid cloud infrastructure. It plans to sell the product and an all-in-one SASE offer in 2021.
  • The company will add lower end routers to the 8200 and 8500L used for branch use cases and aggregation.
  • Cisco also announced the acquisition of IMImobile’s voice and messaging API for boosting its CCC (Cloud Contact Center) offering.
  • The company forecasts revenue growth this quarter to be between 3.5-5.5% driven by increased sales of video conferencing software and hardware and wireless networking products.

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3. Microsoft Ignite 2021

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Microsoft Ignite’s focus in 2021 is on the seismic transition from offices to hybrid working and overall digital transformation. Let us refresh your memory about what happened at the Microsoft Ignite 2021 event:

  • Mr Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO began his introductory keynote by talking about how the digital landscape has changed over the past 18 months across all industries. He predicts that the world will see more digitization in the next 10 years than it has seen in the past 4 decades.
  • The theme of the event is about changes in businesses as a whole in a post-pandemic world that include the rapid transition to hybrid working, building hyper-connected businesses, accelerating digital capabilities within of businesses and the subsequent increasing cyber security risks faced by businesses in the digital age.
  • Tech giant Microsoft will integrate new collaboration apps within Teams from multiple partners, including Atlassian, ServiceNow, and SAP. This is done with the aim of increasing flexibility and efficiency for employees.
  • With Microsoft Loop, Loop components get productivity unites for enabling users to seamlessly collaborate while working, Loop pages get canvases that allow users to properly organize components capable of retrieving data, links, and files, and Loop workspaces are shared workspaces where team members can monitor the progress of projects and organize content.
  • The biggest announcement is Microsoft Mesh – the metaverse of the tech giant. Mesh will use mixed reality to strengthen virtual collaboration with users in immersive spaces, as if they were in the same room. It can be integrated directly into Teams and help users interact virtually with their colleagues through holoportation and avatars, facial expressions, gestures, and eye contact detection.

4. WWDC 2021

Apple’s WWDC event isn’t really the most exciting Apple WWDC event of all time. Without the hardware announcements made by the company, here’s a recap of what happened at the company’s virtual event:

  • IOS 15 and iPadOS 15 were announced at WWDC 2021 which will bring some useful features, such as new Augmented Reality features in Apple Maps, text recognition in photos, government ID integration, modified notifications, background blur in video calling apps like FaceTime.
  • For iPadOS, Apple has announced enhancements and enhancements to existing multitasking and widgets, ‘Quick Notes’ accessible from any app, translations for on-screen text, and capable apps coding with Swift Playgrounds along with the ability to publish them to the App Store. .
  • Apple also announced at the WWDC 2021 event FaceTime will now be possible to people outside the Apple ecosystem. The company’s iOS 15 will now allow users to make a link to a FaceTime call. This means that any person with access to the link can join through a browser.
  • The tech giant is in talks with the TSA to allow users to use their iPhone as ID at some American airports.
  • MacOS Monterey will deliver a convenient, seamless multi-monitor setup with ‘Universal Control’.

Summing it up

These are some of the most awaited IT events in the world. These events shed light on what tech giants and companies are and how they intend to change the future. Let’s see what these tech titans bring to the world in 2022.

SEE ALSO: Apple WWDC 2021 Dates, What to Expect and Hardware + Software Updates

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