Top IT Trends of 2015
By admin | January 26th, 2015
As technology continues to improve it’s normal to expect to see a slight – or not so slight – shift in IT practices from year to year. In 2015, we’re expecting that now, more than ever, users will be taking their computer mobile and also heading to the cloud, and that there will be a huge emphasis on security and connectivity. With the help of Forbes and Information Management we’ve narrowed down some areas that we think will be getting some major attention in the New Year.
Just about everyone agrees that 2015 will be the year that smartphones and tablets will be pushed to the limits for mobile computer. Expect to see users relying even more heavily on their mobile devices, and companies – manufactures and support teams alike – surging to catch up with the demand to integrate technologies and implement better security.
Internet of Things
The Internet of Things is a big “buzz” phrase right now – you hear it everywhere, but you may not exactly know what it means. It is, essentially, the inter-connectivity of devices (from heart monitor implants to automobiles and everything in between) across the Internet. Gartner is expecting that by 2020 there will be 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things, and these devices will each be assigned their own unique IP address. At the moment, the closest comparison to the Internet of Things is “smart” technology that communicates between machines.
It seems like 2014 was the year of the hack. There were a few massive security breaches at major corporations such as Sony Pictures, Home Depot, and Target, and you can expect to see security ramped up in response across all sectors. But don’t just expect this of your company – who will undoubtedly be asking you to ensure your passwords are strong. Companies like Twitter are already rolling out two-factor authentication solutions to protect user data, while employers will be looking into ways to ensure that their networks are secure, and that their data is safe from hacks, leaks, and data loss.
As the Internet of Things grows, so will the amount of data available to users, manufacturers, and service providers alike. Expect companies to begin looking at how their data is stored and handled, and to be implementing changes around deduplication, segmentation, and evaluating what’s necessary and what isn’t. Some companies may need to address their infrastructure as data sets continue to grow.