With the New Year in full swing and January nearing to a close, it’s time to evaluate the emerging technology trends in 2013. At the end of 2012 digital experts predicted further IT integration into business strategy, device continuity, and new inroads into mobile device management and privacy. At the core of each of these technology forecasts, it is apparent that the power of the consumer to shape brands is a factor to keep in mind going forward.
3 Future Technology Trends to Look Out for in 2013
- Cloud Migration: Cloud computing is nothing new. In fact, most online users rely on it by now – whether they know it or not. In terms of storage, file access and sharing, cloud computing is on our radar and it’s in the process of transforming the corporate space. A technology trend that should be realised in 2013 is the complete migration of businesses to the cloud. Expect to see things like hosted desktop services that allow companies to move their virtual apps to the cloud grow in prominence.
- Home Automation: Everyone is optimistic that their living room could experience a significant upgrade in 2013. If the long-awaited Apple iTV is released, or Google acquires TiVo, entertainment technology and audio visual equipment could take a giant step towards the ideal viewing experience – where one device can record and download any content you want on the same interface.
- Omnipresent Retail: In 2012, technologies (especially mobile) were forever integrated into the retail experience. With online comparison shopping being rapidly embraced by the collective giant that is the consumer, a current technology trend that is already evident in 2013 is the growing demand for an “everywhere, any time” shopping experience.
All the above technology trends point to better business and video conferencing service products, better AV, and more responsive design in the upcoming months. Welcome to 2013!