technology_predictions_for_2015The technology landscape of tomorrow could look very different than it does today. Change is in the air across several areas, ranging from cloud computing to networking technologies; new developments are on the horizon for the Internet of Things (IoT) and even online gaming.

Below is a compilation of some recent articles to help you stay informed on the technology predictions for 2015.

Gartner Identifies the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015
At the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo held in October, analysts outlined 10 trends that companies should consider during the strategic planning process for 2015. These impending shifts could affect end users, IT or the business in general. At minimum, these trends will compel organizations to make decisions on how to deal with the changing technology landscape. According to David Cearley, vice president & Gartner Fellow, most trends fall within three main themes: the “merging of the real and virtual worlds, the advent of intelligence everywhere, and the technology impact of the digital business shift.”

IDC: Top 10 Technology Predictions For 2015
This comprehensive list of predictions covers everything from consumer gadgets to disruptive enterprise-wide shifts. Get ready for major growth in new technologies, especially big data analytics, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and mobile. The cloud computing landscape may see new partnerships as well as more industry-specific cloud-based service offerings.

ParStream Announces 2015 Predictions for Internet of Things
IoT could be one of the most disruptive technology shifts in 2015. Parstream, which recently launched its IoT analytics platform, has outlined four growth areas, including business adoption, edge analytics, platform integration and industrial/enterprise IoT.

Seven Network Technologies That Will Disrupt IT in 2015
2015 will be a pivotal year for network technologies. Industry-wide shifts that previously seemed far away are just around the corner, and demand for higher bandwidth and improved network efficiency will require new approaches from IT networking professionals. Internap’s Mike Palladino, VP, network and support, discusses six predictions that service providers, hardware vendors and IT organizations need to know in order to stay competitive.

Six Predictions for the Future of Cloud Infrastructure
In the coming year, cloud performance will become a critical factor. Organizations will be challenged to build a best-fit cloud environment that meets workload requirements and provides optimal performance. Learn six predictions about the future of cloud infrastructure for 2015.

Top 5 Online Gaming Industry Trends for 2015
The gaming industry will continue to gain strength this year, and the size of the global games market is forecasted to reach $86.1B by 2016. In this article, Todd Harris, CoFounder & COO of Hi-Rez Studios, discusses five trends that are influencing growth of the online gaming industry.