Top 6 Digital Technologies to Learn in 2020


The IT world remains in a state of constant flux. Now, as an IT professional, it is almost like a survival tactic to keep yourself updated with the ever-evolving technologies as well as the market trends. Hence, we bring to you the top and technologies for 2020.

Cognitive Cloud Computing

Cognitive cloud computing is an extended ecosystem. It is due to this that we can deploy cognitive cloud computing applications and solutions to the masses using cloud computing. Not just that, it is one of the next big things in the IT industry. Also, it can converse a natural language and helps in decision making by understanding the complexities of big data. It is expected to generate a revenue of 13.8 billion US dollars by the year 2020 alone and hence big companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Google and CISCO are already investing in this next-generation technology to keep up with the upcoming market. 

5G Technology

The next technology to learn in the year 2020 is 5G technology. Now, 5G represents the next generation of cellular networks and services. Switzerland is the current world leader in 5G technology, closely followed by South Korea and the United States; a bigger role out as anticipated by the year 2020 with the global adoption of this technology. It is expected to give a minimum of 20 Gbps downlink and 10 Gbps uplink which would make it 40 times faster than the current 4G. LTE technology is opening doors for newer services, network operations, and customer experiences on the part of telecom operators. Companies engaged heavily in the development and testing of 5G equipment are Samsung, Wow way, Intel, Ericsson, Nokia, Deloitte, and Qualcomm.

Big Data 

Moving on, we have Big data. Now, who doesn’t know about big data already? The world has been special a buzz for quite a few years with all these businesses moving beyond the traditional ways of data storage and processing, Big Data has made its way to the big games. Now, with all these new technologies such as data analytics automation, augmented analytics, and data as a service, big data is here to change the game across industries

Now while we’re on the subject of big data, let’s talk a little bit about a subset called dark data. Now when I say dark data, I mean all this data that is generated along with big data but is untapped. The potential is unlimited and by the year 2020, about 93% of all data is going to be categorized under this subject. So, coming back to big data companies that are investing in big data include Netflix, Amazon, Starbucks, Spotify, Adobe. 


This is a future technology pattern consisting of other big technologies. It is considered to be a catalyst for change in the post digital world. As you might have noticed that DARQ is an acronym; where D stands for distributed ledger which first gained its momentum in the industry with the introduction of blockchain and bitcoin, A stands for artificial intelligence which is bringing about tremendous change in various domains, R as an extended reality including augmented reality and virtual reality, and Q as quantum computing which basically means you’re trying to create IT technology based upon the principles of quantum theory.

Recently, Google has made a major breakthrough by attaining quantum supremacy with 53 qubits off quantum processors. It has successfully carried out a random circuit program a million times in 200 seconds, which otherwise would have taken ten thousand plus years by traditional computing. At this moment, 9 out of 10 businesses are experimenting with one or more DARQ technologies. While each individual technology is at a different level at the adoption curve, one thing is for sure that the first wave of DARQ technologies is coming soon. So, congratulations to us, DARQ technology is here. 

3D Printing

To revolutionizing the future, 3D printing is one of those technologies you should definitely look forward to in the upcoming years. It is said to completely change the face of domains such as healthcare, manufacturing, and construction. With the market size of 10 billion, it is expected to grow at a rate of 23.5% every year for the next 5 years. And, big brands such as Bugatti, BMW, Adidas, Audi, and Porsche are already on their way to remodel the future using 3D printing. 

Internet of Things (IoT)

By the year 2020, it is estimated that around 75 billion connected devices are going to exist on the face of the globe. Not just that, Iot is also paving the way for edge computing. For enterprises to keep up with the technological trends, they have to build their infrastructure upon edge-based design patterns. Some of the leading companies in this technology are AWS, ClSCO, Microsoft, Dell, HP.


Though the list is quite extensive, these are the top 6 trending technologies for the year 2020. You can learn these technologies to stay ahead of your game in 2020.

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