What technology trends will 2015 hold? As we enter the New Year, businesses and consumers alike are looking to the future and anticipating how new technology trends will improve the way we live, work, and play. From 3D printing to self-aware machines, the technology trends for 2015 will bring us even closer to an automated future, continuing to improve business processes and change how we interact with our surroundings.
In preparation for 2015, we have compiled 8 strategic technology trends to watch out for over the coming months.
8 Strategic Technology Trends in 2015
The Expansion of Computing:
As portable device technology continues to improve, you will continue to see its adoption in enhancing daily routines. Tablets, smart-phones, and even wearables are transforming how you work, exercise, learn, and so much more. You should expect to see an increasing presence of portable devices in the workplace as they help to transform office environments while improving costly and tedious processes.
3D printing is taking the manufacturing world by storm. Not only is 3D printing compressing design cycles and improving innovation – it’s also reducing costs. As we see 3D printing capabilities continue to advance, you should also look to how it will be used in biomedical, industrial, and consumer applications to further reduce operational costs.
Big Data & the Internet of Things:
The world is becoming increasingly more connected. With increased connection there will be even more data and the need to analyze it properly. The larger our collective data becomes, the more advanced and incorporated our analytics will need be. The concept of big data goes hand in hand with the evolution of the Internet of things. The Internet of things is considered the future of the Internet in which everyday objects are able to connect to a network and send/receive data.
“Self” Aware Systems:
Embedded intelligence and advanced analytics have paved the way for alert and responsive systems. These systems are able to interact with their surroundings, revolutionizing how our technology interacts with its environment through the Internet of things..
With advances in analytics and context-awareness, machines will soon be able to learn without assistance, and act accordingly. Household appliances and business processes alike will be utterly disrupted by this type of capability as more activities and processes become truly automated.
Cloud & Device Connectivity:
As mobile computing continues to advance and diversify, the need to deliver applications to any device will continue to rise. There will be an increasing pressure for developers to enable cross platform functionality through cloud software.
Enhanced Information Security:
If there is anything we learned in 2014, it is that our information is not as secure as we thought. From the infamous Heart Bleed Bug to the recent attacks on Sony, we can clearly see the need for a security overhaul. Over the next year we should expect to see significant advances in risk assessment and mitigation.
Death of the Service Desk:
Real-time service and crowd-sourced support are becoming more and more common in the world of technical support. The effectiveness of these new support tools/methods will eventually replace the need for a traditional help desk.
What technology trends are you anticipating in 2015?