TMCnet Feature
June 26, 2020

IT Trends for Industries in 2020

The year 2019 saw some incredible growth in technology, and there has been a massive rise in the tech innovations in the fields of artificial intelligence, machine learning, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity among others. Such a monumental surge has created a way for more changes. The world of information technology remains in a world of constant flux, the job of an IT professional will require you to keep yourself updated with the ever-evolving technologies as well as the market trends. Here are a few technologies to look out for in 2020.

The Use of Artificial Intelligence as a Service Provider

The first and most awaited trend is artificial intelligence as a service. People talk about artificial intelligence, machine learning, and how it is completely transforming the world, but we need to know how this technology is in practice for businesses. There are a lot of corporate organizations that build up their own IT infrastructure as a costly proposition, so more and more organizations now use AI as a service, which means that people can go to companies like Google, Amazon, Microsoft (News - Alert), and other giants, merely telling them that they would like to apply artificial intelligence to their processors. You also possess the data which can be used to train your machine learning algorithm, and they can and will be able to supply the algorithms and the necessary infrastructure. At the same time, you pay them the way you would pay any other service provider. It is a massive trend and one that is going to get bigger, so this trend of artificial intelligence, in general, will make a significant impact on business units. They will get used to working alongside AIs, but in particular, this trend of them being a service provider will make a massive difference to companies.

The Fifth Generation of Mobile Networks

People have already seen the evolution from 2G to 3G then 4G and now 5G. In layman’s terms, this has given us faster internet connectivity on our mobile phones and other devices. 4G has already made it possible to watch videos without a hint of buffering and lag, what 5G will do is accelerate this whole process, it will give us speeds that are similar to what we have as high-speed internet connections as of now in our homes and offices. It will reduce the latency so that everything will be a lot faster. It will also make those connections more reliable, and this has enormous implications, meaning we will not only have mobile phones that are 5G-enabled, ready to be used for streaming music and watching videos, but especially for businesses and manufacturing units to connect

machinery, self-driving cars, and a hundred other industrial uses. All these smart devices and the internet of things need reliable, fast connectivity to push data forward and backwards from the cloud, and the fifth generation of the internet is going to make a huge difference. Things have just started to roll out, mostly in smart cities, high-tech areas and confined spaces, but in 2020, the coverage is expected to be much more widespread, and the cost of 5G will also go down as the supply increases. Not only will we have gadgets with better connectivity, but with LG Networks IT Support, there shall be much less reliance on fiber connection in our homes, and we will be able to use this 5G connectivity to have amazingly fast and reliable internet connectivity everywhere. We will be able to transfer data everywhere.

Autonomous Driving is Now a Reality

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, has already said that by the end of 2019, the cars produced by Tesla motors will be completely autonomous. Hopefully, by 2020, those cars will be on the road, being able to drive anywhere entirely without any human interference, but there are many issues around regulations and infrastructure. Autonomous driving is not only wholly self-driving cars but also steps of evolution taken to reach that goal. For example, there are cars that assist in switching lanes while driving, there are some cars that will help you to brake as they will detect probable hazards. Apart from vehicles, this technology is also being applied to ships, drones, and delivery robots.

In a Nutshell

Every business and every individual needs to get a good, tight grip on the latest technological trends and advancements to be ready for 2020. The world is growing faster than you expect and whoever holds the power of technology will grow more quickly than any of its competitors, so to step up your game and make sure that you are not left outside the race. It is imperative that you have an overall understanding of new technology and keep a keen eye for updates.

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