As we are coming to the close of yet another year; a year that saw rapid strides in technology across every sphere of life, here are ten exciting trends that will rule over 2016.
- The Device Mesh
This refers to the growing set of endpoints through which customers access, interact with clients, exchange data, store information. The device mesh includes everything from mobile phones to IOT based devices. These devices are connected to their back end networks and often work in isolation. This will change in due course giving more freedom and convergence to users.
- Ambient user experience
There’s no substitute for exemplary customer experience. The channel is oblivious. With much penetration of the device mesh, it gives developers finite control about how they want their customers to revel in the experience. Developers can forever alter the way customers think, feel and brand themselves in exciting new ways. With IOT heating up the personalization space, developers can now marry electronics and devices and data to form a formidable and consistent platform.
- 3D printing materials
3D printing is taking up in a big way. This means lower costs for production, unlimited customizations. Area of scope extends from aerospace, medicine, military, energy sector etc. As devices become smaller and scale to provide advanced functionalities, composite parts that can be easily manufactured, assembled, integrated is the order of the day. 3D printing just seems to be heading that way.
- Information of Everything
The device mesh produces data at every touchpoint. This is proliferated across all devices that form the mesh. The goal here is to make ‘sense’ out of the information goldmine. That is what Information of Everything tries to address. It seeks to link data from different sources and produce meaningful information from them.
- Advanced Machine Learning
This is an area of great interest. It envisages an environment where machines auto learn the environments they are in. DNNs (deep neural networks) enable hardware/software based machines learn the environment they are in. A precursor to this technology is already in use, in the form of auto-heal networks.
- Autonomous agents and things
Advanced machine learning gives rise to automatic robots that can function on their own. Typical examples are Google Now, Cortana, Siri – which use these frameworks to gauge the information received through the digital mesh and uses this information to process results. This is big talk as it directly impacts customer behaviour, personalization etc
- Adaptive security architecture
The complexities running a digital ecosystem exposes the threats and vulnerabilities affecting it. Simply relying on perimeter access and rule based security will not help in the future. The focus will shift to making applications safe at their layer itself. Enterprises also need to look at how user-entity behaviour to find out acceptable patterns and to weed out non acceptable or threat based risks.
- Advanced system architecture
Security is on everybody’s minds. With the accelerated rate of devices adoption, security is a critical layer that can’t be ignored. Using field programmable gate arrays, it is possible to build security systems that mimic the brain. Their light architecture helps them to be integrated into smaller form factors, with lower power consumption and greater efficiency.
- Mesh app and service architecture
With technology disruptions taking place on a very large scale, large, legacy monolith systems are giving way to smaller componentized systems. These systems are easier to manage, troubleshoot and maintain. Micro services play a key role developing agile systems that are deployed on a Cloud or mobile platform. Container technology also helps in faster rollout of software and micro services environments.
- IOT platforms
IOT platforms complement the digital mesh and its underlying device makeup. IOT platforms are what IT folks need to make IOT a reality. This basically boils down to managing, securing and integrating technologies and standards that power devices and data.
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