Autonomous connected environments will be a reality in 2020: NTT

Autonomous connected environments will be a reality in 2020: NTT
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12 Nov, 2019

UK-based technology services company NTT  expects connected enterprises, campuses, cities and societies to be the key focus in 2020. 

In its recent report, the company outlined the trends that will shape the business technology landscape throughout 2020 across six key areas; disruptive technologies, cybersecurity, workplace, infrastructure, business, and technology services.

The prediction released by the firm stated mainstream adoption of disruptive technologies in 2020 will see data, automation and internet of things (IoT) technologies that will come together to create connected enterprises, campuses, cities and societies according to a statement. 

“The industry has been talking about different technologies, including the cloud, data, AI and security in different siloes. But 2020 is the year that will change. Next year, we’ll see complete end-to-end computing come to the fore, bringing to life fully intelligent environments that are completely connected and will have a big impact on the world we live in.” Said Lux Rao, director – solutions and consulting, NTT Ltd.

The year 2020 will see the rise of connected environments, which will be capable of running themselves autonomously to build more intelligent cities, workplace and business. AI and Data will play a crucial role in empowering devices to talk to one another and act on that information without human intervention, the company said in a statement. 

The report, Future Disrupted: 2020 technology predictions, highlighted the technology trends for the next 12 months and beyond.

According to the research firm Gartner, The Internet of Things (IoT) has exploded in recent years, and it's not slowing down any time soon.  About 20.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide by 2020.

NTT predicts fully connected environment will be the key focus point next year. Gartner also forecasts that the enterprise and automotive Internet of Things (IoT) market will grow to 5.8 billion endpoints in 2020, a 21% increase from 2019. By the end of 2019, 4.8 billion endpoints are expected to be in use, up 21.5% from 2018.