Worldwide Technology Trends 2020–Adoption/Investment Statistics and Economic Experiences for 15 Popular and 18 Future and Early Adopter Technologies – Computer Economics –


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The study examines adoption trends, current investment activity, and customer experience of 15 selected technologies, including eight that fall broadly into the category of business systems and seven that we categorize as infrastructure technologies.

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We also analyze the following infrastructure technologies: software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), mobile devices, mobile applications, the Internet of Things, robotic process automation (RPA), and security technology.

Finally, we look at 18 early adopter and future technologies to determine mindshare and

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