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10 Top Technology Trends for 2015

Good professionals are never satisfied with what they currently know, and to them, the status quo is a shaky and ephemeral concept. They want to stay at the forefront, and to that end, The Times of India reports on Gartner’s 10 top technology trends for the coming year. Get a sneak peek of the future today.

Ten on the Horizon

  1. Computing everywhere
  2. Internet of Things
  3. 3D printing
  4. Advanced, pervasive, and invisible analytics
  5. Context-rich systems
  6. Smart machines
  7. <li>Cloud computing

  8. Software-defined applications and infrastructure
  9. Web-scale IT
  10. Risk-based security and self-protection

The need to accommodate a new wave of mobile devices across contexts and environments will prove a challenge to manage for IT, and it will place a greater emphasis on user experience design. The Internet of Things will similarly merge devices, creating four usage models of manage, monetize, operate, and extend. A growth of 98 percent is meanwhile expected in worldwide shipments of 3D printers next year.

About analytics, the article states:

Analytics will take center stage as the volume of data generated by embedded systems increases and vast pools of structured and unstructured data inside and outside the enterprise are analyzed.

Organizations will have to find ways to manage how best to filter the huge amounts of data coming from the IoT, social media and wearable devices, and then deliver this information to the right person, at the right time. Big data remains an important enabler for this trend.

Context-rich systems then will adjust how information is delivered to the user and how security should react. Smart machines might accomplish those tasks more literally, with robots and virtual personal assistants aiding in numerous areas. The cloud and software-defined applications will continue to grow as expected, and enabling web-scale IT will be a matter of employing more DevOps in development. Lastly, security will continue to trend, both because threats are increasing and because the types of protection available are increasing as well.

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John Friscia

John Friscia was the Editor of Computer Aid's Accelerating IT Success from 2015 through 2018. He began working for Computer Aid, Inc. in 2013 and grew in every possible way in his time there. John graduated summa cum laude from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in English.

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