Top 10 Tech List: IoT Emerges as Biggest Business and Revenue Generator

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  • Artificial intelligence (AI) ranks second in CompTIA’s 2019 Top 10 Emerging Technologies list
  • Two new technologies, serverless computing and robotics, included in the 2019 list, replacing automation and quantum computing.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the emerging technology that offers the most immediate opportunities to generate new business and revenues, according to CompTIA’s second annual Top 10 Emerging Technologies list.

This is the second consecutive year that the Internet of Things has topped the organization’s Top 10 list.

“IoT may mean many things to many people, but it can clearly mean incremental or new business to a channel partner if they start adding relevant IoT solutions with their existing and new customers. More importantly, they don’t have to start over from scratch,” said Frank Raimondi, a member of the CompTIA Emerging Technology Community leadership group who works in strategic channel and business development for Chargifi.

Artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G wireless were ranked second and third respectively this year.

The top 10 technologies were selected by CompTIA’s Emerging Technology Community based on the near-term business and financial opportunities each creates for IT firms and other business technology companies.

Other technologies that made it to the top 10 list this year are: Serverless Computing, Blockchain, Robotics, Biometrics, 3D Printing, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Drones.

Top 10 Emerging Technologies 

2019

2018

1.

Internet of Things (N/C)

Internet of  Things

2.

Artificial Intelligence

Automation

3.

5G

Artificial Intelligence

4.

Serverless Computing

Virtual Reality / Augmented Reality

5.

Blockchain

5G

6.

Robotics

3D Printing

7.

Biometrics

Drones

8.

3D Printing

Biometrics

9.

Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality

Blockchain

10.

Drones

Quantum Computing

 

The rise of 5G networks 

The report noted that solution providers that develop 5G-based solutions for specific industry applications will have profitable, early-mover advantages.

“The development and deployment of 5G is going to enable business impact at a level few technologies ever have, providing wireless at the speed and latency needed for complex solutions like driverless vehicles,” said Michael Haines, director of partner incentive strategy and program design for Microsoft and community chair.

“Additionally, once fully deployed geographically, 5G will help emerging markets realize the same ‘speed of business’ as their mature counterparts,” Haines added.

Longjam Dineshwori

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