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3 key IT events of this year

Another year is coming to an end, which has brought a lot of interesting news from the world of IT business, hi-tech and telecommunications.

  • IoT and VR, in particular their industrial segments - IIoT and Industrial VR, undoubtedly became one of the most popular technologies of the coming year. Also on the list of trends are machine learning, robotization, artificial intelligence, clouds, and, of course, blockchain. Based on Gartner's Hype Cycle for the Digital Workplace (2018), the next couple of years will see a buzz around deep learning, virtual assistants, and AI PaaS. By 2020, the largest IT companies are expected to start changing the rules of the game in their markets to stay ahead of potential competitors.
  • In February 2018, Russoft, a non-profit partnership of Russian software development companies, announced the completion of the outflow of IT personnel from our country. We are not talking about a complete stop of the emigration of programmers, but in quantitative terms, it equaled the influx of IT specialists from abroad. According to Russoft, the situation with the leak persists in relation to IT specialists wishing to work in the US and Europe. At the same time, some of them still come back, but in general, the balance has arisen in the wake of the trend towards the desire to stay in our country of programmers who came to us to work from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine.
  • Based on the results of 2018, it can be stated that bitcoin in terms of its capitalization turned out to be a “soap bubble”. If in December 2017, at its peak, the price of the most popular cryptocurrency in the world reached $ 19666, then in mid-December 2018, bitcoin is trading around $ 3200. Thus, the fall in its exchange rate for 12 months amounted to almost 84%.

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