2019 has been an amazing year for IT, cloud, and telecom services. We’ve seen a lot of momentum in the way of mobility, AI, and IoT solutions, and we can only imagine that 2020 will give way to even more great strides in propelling these technologies forward. And we are certainly not alone in that thinking. In fact, Gartner’s senior research vice president, Val Sribar, recently said:
“It’s been 50 years since the first message was sent across what became the internet. In 50 years we’ve seen technology transform our enterprises, our relationships, and society itself. The next five years may bring as much change as those last 50.”
Over the past year, IoT has become an increasingly important way companies share information between things, people and processes — and the proof is in the data. According to IDC, the total amount of annual data created by IoT devices is expected to hit 79.4 zettabytes by 2025. That’s a massive amount of information 41.6 billion connected devices are expected to collect, store and analyze in the next six years. So what does this mean for 2020? Analysts predict it will be an important year as providers continue to build out the infrastructure needed to support major IoT growth. Read the full article here.
Over the past few years, many analysts were wondering whether SD-WAN was going to live up to the hype that vendors and experts had built up around the new technology. It certainly seems like SD-WAN has gone mainstream now, with some reporting a 700% year-over-year increase in SD-WAN sales. So what does that mean for 2020? Experts cite SD-WAN as the preferred solution for companies considering new technologies like IoT or preparing for 5G. Read the full article here.
Major mobile carriers would have you think that 5G is fully operational and ready to change mobile services as we know it. While there are certainly some advancements coming in 2020, there are a few technical details that may postpone the ultra-fast connectivity and low latency that we’ve all been waiting for. Read the full article here.
We’re excited to see what 2020 has in store for the technology landscape. Based on everything that the experts are seeing – it should be an interesting year for sure!
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