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Looking Back on Technology Trends of 2019

Posted by Kathryne Rinaldo on Nov 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In ICS insights, IT, client

Technology has capabilities that can shape our futureand if 2019's top tech trends are any indicator, many industries will likely be completely transformed in the coming years. Both businesses and individuals must continue adopting these new forms of disruptive tech, step up, and evolve, or else, they'll face being left behind.

1. 5G and Its Impact

One of the most notable technological innovations this 2019 is 5G. The technology vastly increases processing speeds, making high-speed internet connections possible in even the most remote locations. 5G provides the basis for just about every single up-and-coming innovations, from drones to supercomputers to the Internet of Things. In fact, without 5G technology, very few of the latest innovations wouldn't have been possible on a large scale. 

2. Blockchain Technology

The very first enterprise applications of Blockchain technology emerged in 2019, paving the way for more businesses across industries to adopt the technology. Blockchain has moved this year from being used in cryptocurrency to being used in business transactions. Many corporations have also now begun to use Blockchain to improve collaboration between various businesses and business functions efficiently.

3. Virtual and Augmented Reality

Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are classified under R+, which also include Mixed Reality technology. R+ gained quite a bit of popularity in late 2018 and throughout 2019, with the variety of business and industry applications it presents. Though the technology originated from the video game world, it has been found useful in industries like medicine and engineering. In the last year, R+ technology has encouraged greater collaboration and connectivity between people across the world.

4. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning

The technology industry has witnessed several AI advancements in the last few years. And this 2019 technology trend, together with Machine Learning, has seen continued integration in the business space. Data collection and algorithmic training have provided companies in many industries with new ways to use robotics and machinery with significantly increased accuracy.

5. The Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT refers to the connection of devices to the internet and is an advancement that has dramatically enhanced international collaboration across businesses. This made IoT attractive to hackers who continuously search for openings in unsecured IoT devices. In the last year, companies have had to improve the security of all productsfrom cars to smartwatchesto prevent massive security issues.

6. Quantum Computing

Also known as supercomputing, Quantum Computing is a concept that will likely be cloud-based rather than stored on-premise in the next several years. Though the first actual supercomputer has yet to be created, 2019 saw the progression of technologies like 5G needed to make a functional quantum computer.

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