A new year and new challenges for Magento 2020. This year the support for Magento 1 runs out, so it is time to upgrade your old shop! If not, you may be in serious danger. No patches – no security!
The start of a new decade is always a point of big changes. For society, for economy or for technology. Artificial Intelligence and cloud systems are big players for the next years and even shop systems may be affected. Good AI consumer support is currently one big success factor of Amazon, so it is only a matter of fact, that the open source shop system with the best AI may dominate the next 10 years.
End of support
The year 2020 is very challenging for Magento developers. It is the first time that the support for a Magento product runs out. This mains, that no new security patches or upgrade are developed for Magento 1. Until June 2020 you are safe to run such a web shop, but then it gets dangerous. Known issues may result in leaked data and security breaks. Main browser developer know the risk of unmaintained software and my block your shop! It is time to react.
Technologies further develops and so shop systems. The world of IT is a fast one. When a web shop launches, its base technology is old and gets older every day. Chances are in cloud technologies and rolling releases for software. An intelligent software presents goods for customers needs, so it needs more data. This data is available at the moment, but often not used. 2020 will be a decade of machine learning and usage of data that has been collected over the last decade. It is not yet clear how this will change the world the next 10 years.
A valid hypotheses for Magento 2020 is not possible, but there are a lot of trends out there that will affect the development. Will there be Magento 3 or is there no use for a dedicated shop system anymore. The time will show.
What are your thoughts about? What are your wishes for Magento?