The IT industry never stands still. This rapid, ever-changing stream is full of technologies, tools, software frameworks and endless ideas. The list of current technology trends can be infinite. In this article, we would like to focus on the top information technology trends that are likely to define the year 2019.

Information Technology Trends: Current State

Looking back at the forecasts concerning top technology trends of 2018, we realize that they turned out to be true and those predictions became part of our reality.

Cloud computing was predicted to expand its influence. A survey by IDG depicts that in 2018, the cloud has actually come of age:

  • Seventy-three percent of enterprises have at least one application or a part of their computing infrastructure already in the cloud, and 17% of respondents plan to do the same within the next 12 months
  • The average cloud budget is up from $1.62 million in 2016 to $2.2 million in 2018
  • Forty-two percent of organizations are using multi-clouds

The number of industrial robots shipped in 2018 has increased by 30% as compared with 2017.

Revenue in the smart home market amounted to $53.235 million in 2018, which is a 42,3% increase year-on-year. Revenue in the connected car segment amounted to $18.438 million, up 25.9% year-on-year.

The worldwide wearables market is forecast to ship 122.6 million units in 2018, up 6.2% from the 115.4 million units shipped in 2017, according to the IDC.

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