A new year has already begun, so time for analyzing major IT trends come. How will progress IT industry? Which businesses will be particularly needed in new technological solutions? Today we will try answers for these and others questions.

Which technologies get most developed?

After analyzing the trends of the past year and current information on the Internet, we have identified five main technologies that will be most in demand in 2019. Among them are:

  1. Mobile connection standard 5G;
  2. Chatbots;
  3. Cloud storages;
  4. AR technologies;
  5. Internet of things.

Each of them is of interest to different groups of people: ordinary users, business owners, manufacturers, suppliers of services and software, as well as investors. Let’s take a closer look at them.

What will entail arriving 5G?

Arriving standard 5G is a serious argument in favor mobile connection. If earlier we perceived it as a great idea, then in 2018 we saw the first attempts to implement it. The biggest companies are making efforts to the extent of this type of coverage to the maximum number of settlements. Soon 5G will be available even in small villages. Correspondingly, the number of devices that support this communication format will increase. Probably mobile connection almost entirely will oust landline analog from the market.

Troubleshooting and using of chatbots

Many of us had had an unpleasant experience using chatbots at the end of the past year. However, the developers promise to make the necessary improvements so that we can use them for business truly effectively. The development of NLP and AI will speed up the processing of requests from customers, what will increase sales and relieve staff. According to Forbes, about 40% of large enterprises will become active chatbots users by the end of 2019.

How promising is using cloud technologies?

They are becoming increasingly popular, and the existing functionality no longer meets all the needs of corporate users. Separation into public and private cloud storages isn’t always convenient, so we are looking a tendency to create hybrid variants now.

Suppliers of cloud technologies also continue to work on increasing the capacity and security of their use regarding data access. Particular attention is paid to the exchange of information between the clouds. Now you can conveniently distribute the information load on various activities your company. The term Multicloud will soon become widely used in the business environment.

AR vs. VR – what wins?

Both technologies have attracted much attention. However, their potential is not fully understood and realized. VR is currently being used primarily in the entertainment industry and highly specialized applications. Likelihood, this situation will continue during 2019, and we will see the expansion of its use limits closer to 2020.

However, AR, on the contrary, conquers more and more hearts – both users and investors. Given the flow of information that daily people receive, it is much easier for them to accept training materials and instructions for using devices in the format of videos.

There is right equally for office technique, industrial equipment, and simulators in sports/rehabilitation centers. Besides, the selection of furniture for home or office with using applications is no longer a rarity in developed countries. In our opinion, the use of VR will become more widespread in the industries of electronics, products for home and office, as well as in the field of education. There is a possibility for its expansion into other sectors.

Let’s get to the point: how are the leading technologies of the last year interconnected?

In 2018, the four most discussed technologies were IoT, AI, Edge, and Machine Learning. In 2019, we decided to combine them into one, since they are closely interrelated. As IoT grows, the number of devices connected to the network and the number of queries to databases that are becoming more and more increases.

The implementation of the ideas of smart homes and smart cities is not possible using cloud storage alone. We need the EDGE for real-time data transfer, and also Machine Learning and AI for analyzing data.

In turn, RFID sensors get used to reading all the necessary information, and personal devices connected to the network will allow us to control the process. Thus, everything will work as a single system to increase the comfort of life and optimize business processes. Here we expect a strong surge of interest and a significant flow of investment.