Debunking Technology Myths in Tech in 2020

It’s that time of year when predictions and myths for 2020 technology trends skyrocket. What will happen in the next 12 months, what new innovations will we see, and how will they change the way we work? The world of technology moves very quickly. So many things change and new innovations come to light rapidly. 

Technology Myths in 2020

For us, as well as top trends in 2020, looking at some of the tech trends that have been building over the last few years and some of the technology myths that have cropped up around them, is vital to get your IT working for you. We’re here to debunk some key myths so your IT does just that!

Myth 1: It’s all about Speed with 5g

One of the big predictions for the last three years has been the emergence of 5G technology. It is coming, and we’re now at a stage where we should see it soon. However, there are a few things people think about 5G that simply aren’t true. For one thing, it’s not just about making phones faster.

True, it will mean that faster smartphones become more dominant in the market, but it’s also about revolutionising our access to services. It will open doors for multiple types of applications that are currently impossible thanks to the speeds and reliability promised by 5G networks. 5g will also bring faster broadband speeds, lower latency and allow technologies like augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR) and robotics to really flourish. So yes, your phone will get faster. But that’s not the only reason to care about 5G.

Myth 2: AI will lead to less control and security

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been growing for a long time too, and with more companies adopting the technology, it’s not surprising that it’s due for a big surge in 2020. But one of the big worries businesses have around adopting AI technology is the loss of a physical workforce, loss of control of their systems and a decrease in security. 

AI is designed to augment the current workforce, taking over manual, repetitive and mundane tasks that human beings aren’t suited to and instead, freeing them up to take on more creative and rewarding tasks. AI technology is programmed by you and your business, and will only act inside the parameters you set, so you remain in complete control, and it can actually improve your cybersecurity in several ways. So if you’ve been looking at implementing AI but have been on the fence, this year is the year to give it a try.

Myth 3: The Cloud Is Faultless

We rely heavily on cloud technology in modern computing. Why shouldn’t we? It’s incredibly convenient, secure and allows us to access our data any time, anywhere. For a while, the shift to the cloud caused a decrease in the number of malware attacks, since traditional methods using pirated software and other ways into our data were just not working. But now that we put so much trust in the cloud, hackers are looking at more sophisticated ways to use this against us.

A large number of users believe the cloud is completely secure, and will unreservedly trust the auto-update mechanisms of all of their applications. Famously, the group Red Apollo targeted cloud service providers as a way to get to their customers, and other hackers are even using bots to scour the cloud for digital access keys and passwords as they move around. Ultimately, this makes it easier for hackers to exploit the faults and compromise the cloud connection. 2020 will see this topic dominate the headlines, and more users realise that while the cloud is more secure, it’s not foolproof, and precautions need to be taken. 

Separating Fact from Fiction

At Indigo IT, we make it our priority to understand your needs as a business, and then design solutions around them. This means looking at all of the available technology and assessing how well it will fit into your business. We work with you to see if it will help you meet your goals and what difference it will really make. We are always on the lookout for the latest innovations, as well as staying up to date on the changes and myths around older ones.

If you would like to know more about how we can help your business succeed in 2020, or if you just have a question about IT, get in touch with us today.