The technology industry is on the cusp of a groundbreaking year in terms of new, exciting developments that will impact the future. Among the most innovative tech trends to watch for in 2020 are the emergence of the distributed cloud and the influence of 3D printing.
As cloud adoption increases among companies and individual users, so too does the demand for more seamless data integration between different geographic locations. This is where the concept of distributed cloud comes in.
Distributed cloud is the application of cloud computing technologies to connect data and applications served from different geographic locations. Moving from using centralized data locations to using distributed cloud technology reduces the importance of geography for companies. It will no longer matter where the cloud is located because the data center can function anywhere, helping to reduce latency and regulatory challenges like data authority and control.
The concept of 3D printing has been around for many years and its adoption rate continues to rise, with the industry predicted to surpass $35 billion by 2024. This tremendous rate of growth represents opportunities for businesses across industries.
For example, 3D printing has helped revolutionize both general and specialized sectors of healthcare by introducing innovative uses like bioprinting and personalized prosthetics. Due to its tremendous potential, the trend continues to expand with advances expected in:
- Smaller and more cost-effective prosthetics
- Potential for bone replication and bone-grafting
- Pharmaceutical implications, such as patient-specific dosages for medications
As 3D printing operations continue to grow and evolve, companies will see a greater need for software and hardware products which play a major role in the automation process of 3D printing. The implementation of 3D printing technology in business is trending toward creating greater productivity and maximizing the use of materials – indisputable wins in any industry.
Though these advancements may not necessarily occur in 2020, they are on the horizon and moving closer to becoming reality every day, which is an exciting notion for consumers and companies alike.
AJTC’s technology experts proactively understand these and other trends and how to best apply them to your business model. We specialize in customized, cost-effective technology solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses. Whether you are in the planning stage or ready to implement a technology partnership right now, AJTC is ready to connect.