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Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends for 2020

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Top 10 Digital Transformation Trends for 2020


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The year 2020 promises to be a watershed in digital transformation.

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Digital transformation presents a moving target: The goals – and tools to reach them – are constantly shifting. To help decision makers stay on course in this ever-changing environment, Forbes magazine offers a glimpse into the future. In a brief but insight-rich article, Daniel Newman – a principal analyst at Futurum Research and CEO of Broadsuite Media Group – picks the top 10 tech and business trends that will transform digital transformation in 2020.


The year 2020 will see an inflection point in digital transformation.

Some core technologies will bear long-awaited fruit, and major tech-adjacent trends will gather steam and likely increase their influence in digital transformation.

In combination, 5G and Wi-Fi 6 will turbocharge home and office connectivity.

Advances in 5G will dominate 2020. A raft of technologies that have been waiting for 5G’s speed and reliability are set to transform everyday life, along with many industries. Internet of Things technologies, smart manufacturing, smart vehicles and smart cities will make enormous strides, thanks to the efforts of telecom giants and handset makers. The marriage of 5G with edge computing will finally bring autonomous vehicles, drones and smart cities into reach.

Partnerships of auto makers – including BMW, Volvo and Ford – and tech companies – Intel, Nvidia and Qualcomm, to name a few – are heading up these efforts, ...

About the Author

Daniel Newman is a principal analyst at Futurum Research and CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. 

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