What Are the Digital Trends for 2020?
It is not new today that companies embraced technology. And we are not talking about the “classics” such as office applications. What was once a trend, such as the cloud or chatbots, are now common in the organizational environment. But progress doesn’t stop. Therefore, and according to the article published in the magazine IT User, these are for us the digital trends that will emerge next year
1) All – around 5G: Although 5G has long been mentioned as a solution to the 3G/4G networks congestion, now infrastructure providers work to deploy this technology in a near future. This will make it possible to extend connection capabilities to both individuals and companies. Nokia, Verizon and AT&T are some of them. Even Huawei, despite its conflict with the U.S. government. Commercial applications related to this technology will have a great impact. Health care, manufacturing and smart cities arenas will benefit the most.
2) New Wi-Fi connections: While not as high on the radar as the 5G advance, WiFi networks are also evolving to new levels. Wi-Fi 6 will allow not only higher connection speeds, but also better service to a greater number of devices. Together with 5G, they will provide a permanent connection (external and internal).
3) Blockchain: 2020 will be the year where blockchain will take off from their automatic association with crypto coins. The technology will help industries who need strong tracking. Examples include food, real estate, pharmaceuticals, intellectual property and financial transactions.
4) All technology as a service (XaaS): the technology business model is migrating towards the provision of all technology as a service. The pioneer in this area is HPE. The San Jose’s giant announced that from 2022 onwards, it will offer all its products and solutions as a service. This transformation will enable companies to use these services at a lower cost than if they have to acquire them in the traditional way.
5) Greater process automation: RPA (Robotic Process Automation) presents itself as the most popular implementation of artificial intelligence (AI). As a result, it allows companies to automate more and more tasks at a lower cost. This automation is not intended to replace the human factor, but to reconvert to perform more complex and less repetitive tasks.
In a Nutshell…
In this short article we develop concepts that will change the way companies do business and how technological products will be consumed in the near future. This is not an oracle on digital trends. But we believe it will serve as a guide for organizations to anticipate what’s coming in technology. This way, they will be able to make better decisions in terms of tech projects and investment.