By: Ayushi Sharma

Technology-based careers do not change at the same speed, but they do evolve, and the savvy IT experts recognize that their role will not stay the same. Therefore, it is essential to keep an eye on the future, to know the latest technology disruptions. Staying current with technology trends helps everyone to enhance their skills and qualifications like some of the jobs created by these trends.



Here are some trends that could sustain their momentum in 2020, including RPA, AI, Blockchain, ML, IOT, Edge computing, Virtual reality, and Cybersecurity.




Hyper-automation is the key technology trends in 2020. In Hyper-automation, organizations can automate various business verticals and evolve everyone in the transformation. It includes several components of automation, technologies, and tools that enhance the ability to automate work. Advanced technologies such as Robotic Process Automation, or RPA, Machine learning or ML, Artificial intelligence, and other modern tools increase its capability. Hyper-automation unlocks maximum opportunities for organizations by automating processes or tasks with little or no human interventions.


Robotic Process Automation (RPA)


RPA is a system that allows businesses or organizations to automate tasks across various systems and applications. RPA automates workflow, infrastructure, and back-office processes that require human intervention. For instance, Bots are the part of the RPA system that interacts with the website or application and run on end user’s PC or mobile devices. RPA offers plenty of career opportunities for IT professionals. They are concentrated on automating tedious activities such as calculating payroll, procurement, insurance claims, and invoices.


According to Forrester's research, the Robotic Process Automation market is expected to reach 2.9 billion dollars by 2021, which the market will continue to grow at an exponential rate.


Machine Learning (ML)


Machine learning is a subset of AI and a process where system study patterns like occurrences, experience, and enhance its skills and decision-making ability. Some instances of ML are image processing, regression, medical diagnosis, learning association. Enterprises are becoming curious and adaptive for ML because it can process an unlimited amount of comprehensive data, prediction through quick analysis, providing businesses mobility solutions, etc.


“Autonomous things” by Artificial Intelligence (AI)


This is the era of intelligent devices. For example, Amazon has already started delivering packages through drones. It also uses a completed automated warehouse for bringing orders home. AI has influenced several businesses that include retail, real estate, financial, automobile, healthcare, etc. AI is where smart systems can act as an artificial brain based on the intelligent machine learning algorithm integrated with it. With the use of Cloud Data and Big Data, the accuracy of AI apps is enhanced. Thus, businesses are developing AI app solutions.




Another one of the emerging technologies in 2020 and beyond is Blockchain. It is a ledger of distinct records collected using the high-secure method. It is undoubtedly a robust way to record, validate, and transfer assets in real-time without mediator intervention. Many custom blockchain development software industries are implementing Blockchain for numerous utilization cases. Business blockchain adopts practical and robust methods and utilizes only helpful elements of a full blockchain. The researcher predicts that in the future, “blockchain complete” or true Blockchain can potentially transform industries and the economy by integrating complementary technologies such as IoT and AI.




Threats are continually increasing as hackers are trying to access sensitive data illegally, and they will continue to find ways to get through even the highest security measures. It’s also in part as new technology is being adapted to improve security. Due to these threats and hackers, Cybersecurity will be an emerging technology because it will continuously evolve to defend against those hackers.


 According to research, it is anticipated that 3.5 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs by 2021.


Top 5 IoT Predictions in 2020


The year 2019 witnessed a continued growth of the IoT software platform, and there is no doubt 2020 will see further use cases of IoT. IoT refers to a process in which electronic devices or virtual objects interrelate and transfer data between the networks in which human-to-computer or human-to-human is not mandatory. Many eminent Software Development Companies have started to fuel their development operations with IoT strategies, which eventually explores the incredible growth for IT industries.

If you are into business, you may understand that changes are better and progressive. The new trend is coming in 2020, so It will have something exciting trends with IoT.

Following are the top 5 IoT trends predictions and their benefits:


Edge computing:


IoT adds tool against the firewall of the network. Securing cell phones is much easier than the task of securing IoT devices. It is mandatory to create protection between the network connection and software application connected to the relevant device.


It is cost-effective and reliable due to that IoT achieves respective success in the data processing. Fast data processing is typical in all devices.  It has lower dependency over the cloud. It manages a large amount of data which is sent by every computer. It also helps the applications with reduced latency to use less bandwidth for as faster IoT based applications.




In IoT, security remains the primary concern for those who are developing and using IoT applications today. As the network grows, the size of the data also increases and gathered colossal information. IoT tools and technologies should be balanced with IoT security awareness and training with the growth of IoT tools and technologies. Encryption can be performed from machine to machine, biometric logins will be introduced, and technologies such as Machine Learning, Big data, and Artificial intelligence will be used to eliminate the software.


Smart Cities:


IoT will change people's lifestyles, and it will be turned into a smart connected lifestyle, mostly making their civic lifestyle smarter. Automated self-driven cars and grids are some of the areas where IoT will come in the picture. It will almost mark its place in the driving innovation by integrating into Traffic management and better utility and energy management. In a couple of years, it is expected that cities will get engaged in exchanging data, which will give access to the data between public and private companies along with the citizens.


Cloud Computing:


The protection of the data is the only main thing to be taken care of. Using a smartphone with an internet connection can be much riskier in many ways, and your personal information can be easily exploited. Still, it can be secured by using certified and authorized violators and spyware. However, the future of IoT technology for smart homes, autonomous vehicles, and wearable devices would contain information about hackers, criminals, etc. Cloud computing is the future of IoT as it will keep your private data secure and safe.


AI and Big Data world:


Currently, there are millions of devices and customers which are connected to IoT. Hence, the massive amount of data transmission is required to process and analyze accordingly.  The purpose is to extract the potential data from the bulk. But for that, some Big data and Artificial engineering techniques will be in use to process the information. Merging of Artificial intelligence, IoT, and Big data would create a new advanced generation application building with security.


Business leaders have increased confidence in IoT. A considerable number of organizations have neglected the IoT pilot phase in favour of initial implementations. For those that are convinced, innovations have already been started and approaching on the floor sooner.


Wrapping up


Advancements in technology have pushed innovation with every passing year. In this regard, AI and automation have made their mark by helping businesses tangibly achieve what was once considered a mere dream. With the evolution of technology, its applications must be funnelled to promote ethical, smart, democratized, and secure workspaces. This is also the right time for technology enthusiasts to select one technology in which you have an interest, get trained, and get on board at the early stages of the technology, positioning them for success now and in the future.


Author Bio: Ayushi Sharma – Communication and Marketing Professional

Tuning an always learning and growth mindset, Ayushi Sharma is dexterous communication and marketing professional with years of experience working with custom software development companies helping in areas like project management, strategizing digital marketing, business development, software development, product marketing and marketing events.