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8 Impactful Enterprise Technologies for 2020

While many emerging technologies are still in the conceptual stage, the following are some that could realistically be considered over the coming year.
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5G Networking for the Enterprise

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All the top wireless carriers in the United States are all planning massive 5G rollouts that will reach near nationwide coverage by the end of 2020. Additionally, the number of 5G-capable mobile devices that are hitting the market is also on the rise. This includes phones from Samsung, LG and Moto. While Apple has yet to announce a phone with a 5G wireless chip, a product refresh is expected mid-year that will likely have the technology.

While 5G will certainly speed up connectivity for smartphone users, making them even more capable for business use, 5G will also play a role in branch office connectivity. In many people’s eyes, 5G data services are ideal for short-term, distributed or highly-mobile offices due to quick deployment and re-deployment benefits of mobile broadband. Thus, look for 5G to play a major role in the corporate WAN starting in the New Year.

Andrew has well over a decade of enterprise networking under his belt through his consulting practice, which specializes in enterprise network architectures and datacenter build-outs and prior experience at organizations such as State Farm Insurance, United Airlines and the ... View Full Bio

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