As we head into 2019, the IT industry can expect to see some very disruptive changes throughout the new year, with domination from artificial intelligence, followed by the cloud and innovative digital platforms. As one of the key technologies, 5G will gain in importance for the implementation of Industry 4.0. IT trends are developments in information technology, which quickly gain ground and are commonly used by many. For example, the internet is one of the most successful and lasting IT trends of the past decades. Some IT trends have a disruptive character and sometimes lead to profound social and economic changes.