What can we expect from technology in the coming years? What are the IT technology trends? We should be informed about what companies are doing, what technologies they are investing in, and how technology is serving them.
Some trends are not new, such as the so-called Internet of Things and cloud computing, but others are, such as 3D printing and Software Defined Networks. All of these technologies will have a huge impact on IT in 2014. There will be around 30 billion connected devices with unique IP addresses in 2020, most of which will be products.
Four main forces: social, mobile, cloud and information will continue to drive change, creating new opportunities and generating demand for advanced infrastructure.
Among the trends that will define the path of IT in the coming years, we first have the WebRTC (Real Time Communication) technology, which allows collaboration in real time through the web. With this technology, any browser can include video, instant messaging, voice calls without the user having to install any additional components.
Additionally, context-based user services are changing the way people interact with devices, allowing you to store information about users so that we have accurate information in a timely manner.
The Internet of Things and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications enable connections between people, processes, data, and objects, combining video, mobility, cloud, big data, and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. With the Internet of Things, devices will be part of the material world, such as roads, supermarkets, biomedical devices and even animals and people, through sensors, generating terabytes of data.
Another trend will be ultra-high definition video technology (4k – 8k- 2160p and 4320p ), which is an essential part of smartphones, augmented reality glasses, tablets and other devices equipped with a camera. In addition, the analysis technology that allows real-time data to be processed in seconds or minutes could be applied in areas such as Business Intelligence, ranging from financial analysis tools to different segments such as advertising or transportation, and building valuable data in real time.
In addition, changes in interconnection technologies are required. At this time, the system is not robust enough to support the expected growth in connected devices. New proposals are being developed to replace the infrastructure based on the IP protocol, with technology based on Named Data Networking (NDN), which allows information to be transmitted using host names instead of addresses.
Another approach is software-defined technologies (SD-X, Software Defined Any), which go beyond network virtualization (SDN and NFV), to increase its scalability between physical and virtual resources. It should be noted that the networks will also be able to self-manage configuration, security, optimization and troubleshooting using Autonomous Networks SON (Self-Organizing Networks) technology.
Above public, private and hybrid clouds, these will move to dynamic environments and multi-vendor clouds. New technologies like Intercloud will enable cloud service providers in multiple environments.
Ultimately, the key technology trends for 2014 are mobile device and app diversity management and mobile applications, all-software defined technology, smart machines, 3D printing, the Internet of Things, the cloud and hybrid IT as a service corridor.
When it comes to mobile device management, the unexpected result of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs is that the size of the mobile workforce in enterprises will double or triple. By 2018, the variety of devices, computing styles, contexts, and user interaction paradigms are expected to see “everything, everywhere” strategies revisited. Companies will define policies that clearly align expectations about what to do and what not to do, balancing flexibility with confidentiality and privacy requirements.
Software Defined Software incorporates initiatives such as OpenStack, OpenFlow, the Open Compute Project, and The Open Rack, which share a similar vision. Providers of SDN network technologies, SDDC data centers, storage, and SDS SDI infrastructure are trying to maintain their leadership in their respective domains.
About smart machines, in 2020 the smart machine era will rise from smart personal assistants, smart advisors, advanced global industrial systems and public availability of the first examples of autonomous vehicles. Companies will invest in smart machines. These machines will enhance the forces of consumers against the first wave of advance purchases by companies.
Global sales of 3D printers were expected to rise 75 percent in 2014; sales will double in 2015. 3D printing is an efficient means that will reduce costs in prototypes.
Today, it’s not just computers and mobile devices connected to networks. There are a variety of other devices like cars, televisions. We are entering the era of digitization of the most important services and active ingredients. The Internet of Things will play a vital role in this period.
Referencing cloud computing, hybrid cloud, and IT as a service provider represents technologies to work on. Personal and external private clouds are merging, leading to a rise in cloud service brokers (CSBs). The management of aggregation, integration and customization of services would be important.
About cloud architecture, cloud computing models are changing. The demands of mobile users are driving an increase in computing server and storage capacity. The personal cloud will change from devices to services. Users can take advantage of various devices, including PCs, but not based on a specific device.
Finally, it should be noted that Business Intelligence has positioned itself as one of the technologies where a great change is required. BI technology will create value in large companies; data extraction and reporting tools will become more sophisticated. In a tough economy, business intelligence allows managers to justify business decisions with specific numbers.
We conclude that the Internet of Things, 3D printing, technologies associated with mobile device management and Cloud Service Brokers are some of the technological bets that will end up exploding next year. They will have a high impact and will roll out to most organizations in the next three years.
The early adoption of technologies represents a competitive advantage for companies, so knowing the trends of the coming years, despite the fact that we live in a changing world, will help you make the best decisions and provide the best solutions that can stand out from the rest. our competitors.