My forecast for business technology trends in 2015

Technologytrendsforecastfor2015

LastupdatedonSeptember26th,2018

Asweareattheendoftheyear,hereismyforecastforthekeytechnologytrendsfor2015:

1。

Mobileexploitswillgrowsignificantly

Weveseenariseinexploitsonmobiledevicesoverthelast12months,acrossallplatforms。

Thisisjustthestartofatrend,theresabsolutelynodoubtaboutthat。

Thethreatlandscapeisjusttoobigofatargetandtherewardsforcriminalsaretoogreat。

2。

Cloudgrowthcontinuestospiralup,yetbecomesspecialised

Theissuewithcloudprovidersoverthelastfewyearsarethatthemajorityhavetriedtobeallthingstoallbusinesses。

Thisjusthasn’tworkedandhasinsteadmuddiedthewater,leavingabadtasteinagreatmanymouths。

Expectcloudtocontinuetogrow,butexpectmorespecialistproviderstoo,i。

e。

forlegalcloudservices,finance,DaaS,etc。

3。

Bigdatanoisewillfadedown

Bigdatawasaridiculouslyoverusedtermin2014。

Yes,therearesomerealusesforit,butthatonlyappliestoasmallpercentageofbusinesses,typicallythegiantswithgiantpockets。

Youcanexpectthereturnofthetechnologiesinafewyearswhenalloftheinvestmentinresearchanditsapplicationshavebeenmade。

ItllthenstarttoslidedownthehilluntilwegetsomerealfiguresaroundROI。

WeareseeingabigriseofthetermBigDatainthelegalsector,butabigpercentageofthisdoesappeartobebusinessanalyticsbadgedasBigData。

4。

CloudhypeturnstoHybridCloud

Thecloudhasbeenoverhypedsincethetermwascoined。

Thetechnologiesandbusinessbenefitsarehugewhenusedinthecorrecthands。

However,thecloudisnttheanswertoeveryITrequirement。

Thankfullythevoicesoftherealengineersandbusinesspeopleouttherearecomingthroughthenoisenow。

Thecloudformanybusinessesdoesdeliverbutisoftenbestwhenmixedwithsayanin-houseITsystemoranothercloudplatform,i。

e。

privatecloud。

5。

Enterprisesecurityspends

Theriseincyber-crimeforfinancialgaincontinuestorocketasdoesthenumberofdevicesthatcomeintocontactwithunprotectednetworks。

Thisaloneisenoughtomakefirmsspendmoreonsecurity。

Thethreatsaremoreworryingthanever,butstill,thebiggestweaknessistheunawareemployee。

Ifend-usersecurityeducationdoesn’tpick-up,thenbreacheswilljustkeephappening。

6。

AllwellhearisIoT

YouareprobablyawareofthenewmarketingdrumbeatingaroundtheInternetofThings(IoT)。

Thiswillleadtopressurefromallanglestoconnectnon-traditionalITequipmentontothenetwork。

Therewillobviouslybringsignificantchallenges,particularlyaroundsecurity。

YoucanalsoexpecttheIPv6spectacletoraiseitsheadagainthroughouttheyearinrelationtotheIoTaswithoutitthetrendcouldbestifled。

7。

TheclientdemandsBusinessContinuity

WiththegrowthofthecloudandITingeneralasthecoreofmostbusinesses,clientsarenowdemandingguaranteesaroundhowbusinessesrespondtodisastersanddisruptionsofanysize。

ItsnotuncommonforbusinessestobeauditedaroundthisareaorforclientstoexpectcertificationssuchasISO27001andISO22301。

Expectariseinthesedemandsin2015。

Actually,expectthemaroundITsecurityingeneral。

8。

Apple’senterprisedemise

WiththeriseoftheMicrosoftSurface,expecttoseeAppledevices,particularlytheiPadtodropinpopularity。

Thedevicejustcantcompeteintermsofproductivity。

AgreatdevicewhenitcameouthasbeensurpassedbyotherdevicesthatdoeverythingtheiPadcanplusalotmore。

ThiswilllikelyleadtoageneralweakeningofAppleintheenterprise。

RobertRutherfordCEOofQuoStar