Verizon predicts 10 business technology trends will help companies strengthen their business next year, and observers say Florida’s economic success requires a shift away from construction and real estate, to high-tech.
Verizon predicts 10 business technology trends will help companies strengthen their business next year. And they are:
- Ultra-wideband capacity, “super” data centers for the cloud, and smart devices for anywhere, personalized apps will spur long-term innovation.
- CIOs will install only the resources they need to power their business. They won’t make large investments in capital equipment – or additional resources.
- IT will constantly monitor and tweak to safeguard an organization, and comply with increasingly strict government regulations.
- Smarter, more portable devices - combined with fourth-generation wireless networks, increased demand for mobility, and advanced mobile platforms will make business apps more popular.
- Video will take advantage of higher-capacity wireless for face-to face and even face-to-machine interaction.
- More machines will initiate and respond to business matters on their own. Broken machines will call for service, inventory items will automatically be replenished, and mobile devices will be discoverable no matter where they are.
- Unified communications and collaboration will allow smaller businesses to adopt new technologies. Larger businesses will figure out how to bring UC&C into their enterprise.
- IPv4, Goodbye. Hello, IPv6.
- Imagine a virtual world where you only need user name and password. Next year, the infrastructure to support this will begin appear around the world.
- Finally, CIOs will start to rethink the way they deliver value to their businesses. Sounds squishy but the cloud, enhanced mobility and new ways of working, will inspire more strategic approaches to using technology. That’s good news for developers.
Observers say Florida’s economic success requires a shift away from construction and real estate, to high-tech. A report from TD Economics says the Sunshine State is well-positioned to make this transition. With help from supportive policies, its aerospace, medicine and IT sectors could breathe new life into the state’s deflated economy. All by themselves, these sectors could account for 15 percent of the state’s economic growth over the next five years. Two things already happening: Efforts to establish industrial clusters that create networks, lower costs and promote competition, and Florida’s unique access to international trade markets.