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Top Tech Trends for 2014

As CIO, keeping up with trending technologies is only one of your many roles. As a trusted expert, you are relied upon to translate technological trends into promising solutions for business challenges. With innovations occurring daily, the challenge is to identify the developments that can improve your business – increasing productivity, profitability or security.

AZ Tech Finders has identified five trends to watch from Gartner’s recently published “Top ten technologies and trends” for 2014.

They include:

  1. Mobile Device Diversity and Management. Through 2018, the variety of devices, computing styles, user contexts and interaction paradigms will make “everything everywhere” strategies unachievable. For CIOs, the unexpected consequence of “bring your own device” has doubled/tripled their mobile workforce. This, in turn, has placed a strain on the IT resources within the organization. Enterprise policies on employee-owned hardware usage need to be thoroughly reviewed and, where necessary, updated and extended.
  2. Mobile Apps and HTML5. Through 2014, improved JavaScript performance will begin to push HTML5 and the browser as a mainstream enterprise application development environment. Developers with this skill should focus on creating expanded user interface models including richer voice and video. Gartner believes that apps, which getting smaller and more targeted, will grow in popularity, so developers should look for ways to merge apps to create larger applications.
  3. Cloud / client architecture.  In the cloud/client architecture, the client is an application running on an Internet-connected device, and the server is a set of application services hosted on the cloud. Robust capabilities in many mobile devices, the increased demand on networks, the cost of networks and the need to manage bandwidth causes many to minimize the cloud application computing and storage footprint, and to exploit the power and storage of the client device. However, due to the sometimes complex demands of a growing mobile workforce, apps will demand increasing amounts of cloud capacity.
  4. The www.essaywritingplace.com Internet of Everything. In 2011, there were over 15 billion “things” on the web, with 50 billion + intermittent connections. Within the next six years, there will over 30 billion connected “things”, with over 200 billion intermittent connections.  The problem is that – today – most enterprises and technology vendors have yet to explore the possibilities of an expanded Internet.  Many are not operationally or organizationally ready.
  5. Hybrid Cloud and IT as Service Broker. At some point, private clouds and external private clouds will mix.  Enterprises should design private cloud services with this in mind and make sure future integration and interoperability is possible. Managing this will often be the role of a cloud service broker, which handles aggregation, integration and customization. This changes the role of IT, making it play more of a role in coordinating IT related activities.

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