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Tech Trends That Will Rule The World In The Next Three Years


Technology as we know it has a significant impact on our lives today. This is all the more evident in the IT world and some require heavy investment in order for businesses to stay in the race. Tech trends impacts businesses, its growth and processes that transcends into IT departments and everyday users. Having been in this industry for this long and loving all that it has to offer, I have put together some of the latest trends that focuses on merging the virtual and real worlds by shifting to a digital business model through data intelligence.

Mobile Computing On Top Form
The expanded computing environment today makes life easy and everything within the reach of the average user, thanks to the advent of smart phones and wearable devices that make this a possibility. There will be an increased emphasis in the next three years on serving the needs of the everyday mobile user across diverse environments and contexts as against the popular view of concentrating on the devices alone.

The overall environment will change to adapt to the needs of the end users in the days to come. This invariably will pose a new type of challenge for IT companies and managements across the globe as IT moves from device based to user based. Programmers and designers will be focussing on offering user experience designs from now on.

Cloud Computing Everywhere
As mobile devices continue to proliferate, there comes the distinct need to satisfy the average mobile user by offering services that enable him/her to use, store and retrieve data that is way more than the storage capacity of their device. Cloud computing though not new will see a new surge in demand as mobile based clouds, services based clouds and area based clouds becoming increasingly common.


With specialised area-based services taking the centre stage, we will be hearing more names like London Cloud, Cloud Premier IT, Prosyn IT Support, etc. when it comes to cloud technology solutions in London; Sydney Cloud IT, Brennan IT, Precision IT, etc. for services in Sydney, Alcala Consulting, Geek Tek, etc. in Los Angeles and top world players like Cloud Lock, Cloud Munch, Cloud Physics, etc which though region based will make a global impact.

Emergence of Connected Life Platforms
In the present day the ‘Internet of Things’ has actually become a thing. Devices have started to work together already and these connected objects will become the platforms on which your day to day routine operates. The proliferation of devices will ensure that such co-ordinated platforms will enable to make life easy connecting your home, your communication, driving and entertainment.

Though this comes as no big news, the intensity of its impact on day to day living will enhance multiple times. Based on search engine searches we can say that there has been phenomenal increase in the search for wearable technology, Internet of Things and smart TVs in the past year which amounts to more than 30% of the previous years. There is a rough estimate that there will be over 4.9 billion connected things that will be in use in the year 2015 alone, in the wake of this figure, it is safe to say that it will only increase in the coming years.

Playing The Tough Glass Game

Corning-GorillaGlassThere aren’t many players who are keen on playing the tough glass game. We can count the numbers really and the prominent two that keep surfacing time and again are named after a pretty gemstone and a massive primate! Scratch resistance is the aim of one whereas the other has been promoted for its toughness. You would have guessed it by now, I am sure – yes, I am talking about Sapphire Glass and Gorilla Glass.

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Ideally an optimised product is what we are looking for but can be lay our hands on one? “It is possible” says Corning, the developer of Gorilla Glass as the company aims at amalgamating its renowned tough glass with the Sapphire to create a scratch resistant tough glass to protect mobile devices.

There are two things we want with our devices – to live a full life without developing scratches and being completely intact when it is dropped or bumped. We have had the better of these two aspects separately but by use we know that Sapphire Glass no matter how much scratch resistant it is shatters when it is dropped. Likewise Gorilla Glass known for its toughness and resistance to withstand drops and bumps develops scratches in the long run.

We can see than Corning is trying to give us the best of both worlds. It has decided to blend synthetic sapphire and Gorilla Glass mainly I guess because of the threat of Apple making the switch from Gorilla Glass to sapphire late last year. The switch was invariably aborted with Apple citing that the latter was way too reflective for the liking of their users.

The Touch ID sensor in iPhone 6 however uses sapphire glass as a combo with Gorilla Glass for sturdiness – me thinks that this is a purely test run to see how it goes. If it is as successful as it is claimed, we well might see Corning venturing deep into its research books again for bettering the experience.

Don’t Let The NSA Or Hackers Steal Your Data

HackersWith smart phones becoming smarter and users having all commonly used communicating technology in a single device, messaging apps, texts, chats and emails have become increasingly used on a global scale. With these private communications, we have a feeling that we are indulging in private communications with only the intended recipients but reality has taught us that your chats, messages and mails need not be private though they are intended to.

If you want to know more on that you can very well contact any employee or management of Sony Pictures Entertainment who will be able to narrate their experience when 100 TB data was downloaded and irreversibly erased from the Sony Server and PC. The damage was estimated to be about $15 million. The problems didn’t stop with that, there were leaked emails of Sony’s renowned executives insulting their president leading to reputation damage, payment details of Hollywood stars circulated, bickering between top stars in the industry and studio chiefs came out in the public!


Hackers can do more damage than we know of. Apart from hackers, snoopers can also get the better of your info than you know which can be a big dig at your privacy. Considering the existing scenario, there have been a couple of apps that have come to the aid of those who want to discuss confidential information on their smart phone. Here is a look at the one that came up in the recent talks revolving around hackers and NSA.

Get Confidential With Confide
Confide is free which is good news and can be easily accessed and used in all Android and iOS supporting devices. There are some new features that were released lately by this company that ensures that users aren’t able to take screenshots of messages, photos and shared documents. Also importing mail conversations has been made easy with this app and those that are deemed confidential can be taken offline and confided in.

This app supports document storage devices such as OneDrive, Google Drive, Box, DropBox, etc. Once the message is sent through this app, it gets encrypted and the content is blurry and almost unreadable when it is opened by the recipient. The message can be read only by touching screen that too only the line below the finger is readable thereby exposing just one line. This ensures that those that are vying to take a snap shot can capture only the exposed line and not the entire text. Once the message is read by the recipient, it is tapped closed and gets deleted irretrievably.

Businesses can heave a big sigh of relief as there is news that Confide is developing a new one for businesses and it will be made available at the earliest possible date in 2015. This is expected to have distribution lists and address book integration. Very soon we can expect the company to develop one for desktop users too which will be a big boon to both personal and office users.

The Impact, Trend and New Market Players in Cloud Computing

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Cloud computing has been enjoying a very good growth in the past couple of years and there is absolutely no doubt that this will only continue in its path to increasing success as the years roll on. The past year saw some of the leader such as Amazon Web Services pushing itself at a punishing pace but it was not left alone in the race. With increasing pursuance from other giants in the industry like Google and Microsoft, there wasn’t much of a gap among the top players.


New entrants had introduced new products that enhanced the market and the leaders in enterprise IT like HP and IBM were trying hard to adapt to the fast changing environment. On an eagle’s eye view I can say that each of these giants are contributing to what I call a Global Evolution in cloud computing. This at times is obscure thanks to the endless acquisitions, minutiae of deals and the every changing profit and loss accounts.

Specific new market players are gaining a foothold in the market and some of the names worthy of mention are
· Jive Software- offers a collaboration cloud that helps enterprises communicate with employees, partners and customers
· Fleetmatics Group- a GPS fleet tracking service
· Dealertrack Technologies – offers a popular cloud tool for the automotive dealer industry
· Cornerstone OnDemand – online enterprise training and recruitment
· Medidata Solutions – Cloud service for conducting clinical trials used for research organisations and pharmaceutical companies
· Ultimate Software Group – cloud based payroll and human resources management software
· Concur Technologies – cloud based business travel and expense management software
· ServiceNow – offers cloud based services for IT professionals to track technical problems
· Net Suite – business software offered in the cloud that includes customer resource management, enterprise resource management and accounting software


There is no doubt that cloud computing is the latest technological trend that has permeated the market in the last couple of years. This has invariably set the stage for businesses and the world to evolve and choose the manner in which they will acquire or deliver IT services with reduced emphasis on traditional licensing models in hardware and software. It has a significant impact on all facets of the IT world and dictates how users approach and access applications, information and business services.

The trend of cloud computing is ever evolving and will continue it this path for as long as the eye can see for now. It will be wrong to say that everything is perfect – way no, it is not! We come across vendors who are using ‘cloud’ as a marketing term than what it actually is – till such time this is sorted out, there will be some chaos in some places that do not understand the ability and the rapid evolvement of cloud technology.

With the level of impact, change, uncertainty and confusions associated with cloud computing, it is one of the strategic technological trends that needs to be addressed at the earliest.