The Internet of Things (IoT) is the emerging technology offering the greatest opportunities to create new business and revenues, according to CompTIA's second annual Top 10 Emerging Technologies report, released Monday. The 10 technologies named in the report were ranked according to the near-term business and financial opportunities each creates for IT firms and other business technology companies, and selected by the organization's Emerging Technology Community. IoT is driving business changes by providing the data needed to improve marketing, increase sales, and decrease costs, the report found. "Everybody in the technology world, as well as many consumers, is hearing the term Internet of Things," Frank Raimondi, a member of the CompTIA Emerging Technology Community leadership group who works in strategic channel and business development for Chargifi, said in a press release. However, "to say it's confusing and overwhelming is an understatement," he added.
Since the CompTIA Emerging Technology Community was launched three years ago, its flagship initiative has been releasing an annual Top 10 Emerging Technologies list, focused on identifying which emerging technologies have the most potential for near-term business impact. "Think of the Emerging Technologies Top 10 as our Emerging Technology Community's collective view and collective ranking of what we see as the top emerging technologies that offer a measurable, one-to-three year opportunity for both customers who are implementing these technologies as solutions to their challenges or market opportunities and to IT channel companies who are building those solutions to deliver to the companies," said Mike Haines, director of partner incentive strategy at Microsoft and chair of the Emerging Technology Community's Executive Council, during a recent episode of the CompTIA Biz Tech Podcast where he provided an in-depth overview of this year's list. Listen to the Biz Tech Podcast episode on the Top 10 Emerging Technologies. The Emerging Technology Community developed this year's list by forming a subcommittee that was tasked with researching the technology landscape, assessing the marketplace, and determining if an emerging technology had near-term opportunity for solution providers. The 2020 Emerging Technologies list includes: 1. Artificial Intelligence 2. 5G 3. Internet of Things 4. Serverless Computing 5. Biometrics 6. Augmented Reality / Virtual Reality 7. Blockchain 8. Robotics 9. Natural Language Processing 10.
CompTIA's Emerging Technology Community (ETC), for the second year, has compiled its Top 10 Emerging Technologies list of those technologies most likely to generate immediate opportunities for partners and those working in the business of technology. Once again, the internet of things snagged the No. 1 spot. The Top 10 emerging technologies are: IoT, AI, 5G, serverless computing, blockchain, robotics, biometrics, 3-D printing, virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR) and drones. A cursory comparison of the 2019 and 2018 Top 10 lists indicates a shuffling in the ranks of artificial intelligence, 5G, blockchain, biometrics, virtual reality/augmented technology and drones; some new entrants such as serverless computing and robotics; and the disappearance of others, such as automation and quantum computing. "We saw the internet of things as continuing to be not only the biggest opportunity, but a lot of near-term opportunity," Michael Haines, chair of the Emerging Technology Community, and director of worldwide partner incentive strategy at Microsoft, told Channel Futures.
Which technologies are driving the tech industry in 2020? It's been an interesting and unexpected start to the year, but the CompTIA (Computing Technology Industry Assn.) Emerging Technology Community set out to provide some perspective on emerging technologies with its third annual top 10 ranking. The 2020 ranking differs slightly from the 2019 list; what does this mean, if anything? For 2020, the top 10 emerging technologies, according to the CompTIA Emerging Technology Community are AI (artificial intelligence), 5G, IoT (Internet of Things), serverless computing, biometrics, AR (augmented reality)/VR (virtual reality), blockchain, robotics, NLP (natural language processing), and quantum computing.
New technology adoption has the potential to help businesses function in a more rational, thoughtful way that benefits both tech companies and customers, according to a Thursday report from the CompTIA Emerging Technology Community. The CompTIA Emerging Technology Community is made up of industry executives and thought leaders, who offer insights into new technologies and their effects on business, according to a press release. Chaired by Michael Hanes, director of partner incentive strategy and program design at Microsoft, the community hopes to guide organizations toward the technologies best for their businesses. Among all of the innovative technologies in 2018, the community leaders identified these 10 as having the greatest potential for success in business operations. "Emerging technologies are changing the business landscape and enabling people and organizations to engage, learn, serve and grow in new ways," Scott Zahl, executive director of global partner enablement at Ingram Micro Inc. and member of the Emerging Technology Community, said in the release.