IT executives are preparing for the next big thing in IT. Of the most realistic trends for 2014, we’re seeing technologies with overlapping software and systems support. We also see a sharp rise in the role of the internet in business as it relates to mobile and cloud-based device implementation.
- On the Mobile Apps: Considering the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trends and the pervasive way in which devices are becoming connected to the Internet, it’s predicted that we will be seeing 25 billion things connected to the Internet.We can also expect to see the average employee use between 3 and 5 mobile devices by 2016. As with all fast-growing technology trends, a discussion of standardization and cross-platform solutions will inevitably need to be addressed. The growth of mobile device development, how they’re used, and with whom or what they will communicate will no doubt drive future discussions.Hierarchical changes with the implementation of cloud-based applications will also add another dimension to the discussion – and not just in terms of performance.
- Device Management: By 2016, it’s predicted that the average worker will use between 3 to 5 mobile devices. It will change the way people connect to their business or place of employment. Devices of all types, in all locations, and working on potentially any platform must be considered in the future development of internet applications. Mobile device management (MDM) will incorporate cloud-based systems to facilitate communications from any device with equal access and security.Businesses will begin adopting “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) and MDM programs. The mobile workforce will triple in size over the next three years.
- The Hybrid Cloud: Deployment compositions go beyond hierarchical implementations of the cloud, and will consist as an amalgam of system architectures and applications. Such compositions will allow for customization, and will afford the user to respond to their needs in their own way. Some permutation of hybrid cloud compositions will likely save almost $60.00 per employee each year with regard to comprehensive security solutions, for example.
- Cloud-client Architecture: Cloud-based services have evolved to create a successful and growing industry. Hybrid cloud systems are becoming more commonplace and will help facilitate further growth.
- Web-scale IT: Smaller cloud service providers are proving that the model demonstrated by larger companies is scaleable. Irrespective of scale, there will be expectations that they provide…click here to read the rest of this article