In this article we are going to outline the increasing tech trends for 2020 and look at how they can influence business and our lives. We will also review the instruments (tech skills and tools) which may be handy in adapting to these uprising trends. During the recent months, the humankind has been fighting the outbreak of COVID-19. Thus, we should keep in mind that it will inevitably make a visible impact on the development of tech trends.
Business and IT are tightly interrelated and to a decent point, each and every company is a technology company. In running day-to-day operations most organizations rely on digital technologies. Therefore, to stay competitive on the marketplace companies should integrate the emerging technologies with their business strategies and outline which technologies can be a source of business innovation. As a result of the economical crisis caused by the pandemic, the investment would be focused on reliable and well-known technologies. Supposedly, as a consequence of a lockdown, a number of employees would like to continue working remotely. It will encourage the growth of the technologies optimizing remote work. So, let’s take a closer look at tech trends of 2020, as they have a significant effect on informational technologies.
In multiple lists of technology trends for this year you’ll find Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous driving, Extended Reality, cloud computing, quantum computing, Artificial intelligence as a service (AIaaS – service for companies that are unwilling or incapable to build their own clouds and maintain their own artificial intelligence systems), personal profiling /consumer analytics, personalized and predictive medicine, blockchain technology, cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, reskilling human workforce, and 5G Network. Some of the strategic technology trends even may be divided into the following groups – People-Centric (Hyperautomation, Multiexperience, Democratization, Human Augmentation, Transparency and Traceability) and Smart Spaces trends (Empowered Edge, Distributed Cloud, Autonomous things, Practical Blockchain, AI Security) (according to Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo).
We have chosen the trends, that are the most frequent in media and are likely to shape the technology landscape in 2020, so we’re going to focus on: