I read a great article in the Investors Business Daily speaking to the tech trends of 2014. I wanted to share the main points with my blog readers.
Trend 1 – spending shifting to the cloud. Companies will be investing more heavily in things like Amazon Web Services at the cost to more traditional hardware and service companies such as HP, Oracle, and IBM. Pricing battles will heat up for cloud services as companies like Google and Microsoft try and compete more aggressively with Amazon.
Trend 2 – a big year for tech IPOs. Mobile, social, cloud, and big data companies will follow the success of IPOs in 2013.
Trend 3 – the Internet of Things. Companies like Cisco, Intel, and Qualcomm will ramp up their push and support on the Internet of Things. This trend is about what my blog readers have known for a long time – that more and more devices will feature Internet connectivity. I think we will surely see more and more IPv6 in this area of course.
Trend 4 – software-defined anything. More and more, software is defining the way in which networking functions. The hardware is more and more dominated by software that virtualizes everything.
Trend 5 – old guard tech fights on. Long dominant tech giants like IBM, Cisco, Microsoft, and Oracle are continuing to struggle to adapt to cloud computing and software as a service. The giants will try and move fast enough to keep up with these sweeping changes.
Thanks for reading and I look forward to enjoying this amazing journey with you in 2014!