As 2014 comes to a close, we are both looking back on the great year we've had, as well as ahead toward what we hope will be a great 2015. Toward that end, we'd like to share words from some of our team members in anticipation of the new year. Read on to find out what developments they're anticipating in the technology world in 2015!
I have high hopes for technology in 2015. While I'm afraid that criminals will continue to develop sophisticated malware, like ransomware, that could pose a significant threat to businesses who have not invested in IT security, there are a number of things to look forward to. I'm looking for the wearable tehnology market, with devices like the Apple Watch, to mature, making available devices that are truly useful to a wide range of people. I hope that Windows 10 really does give users a better experience than Windows 8. And I'm excited to see the market for business-class operating systems continue to expand and diversify, giving users viable alternatives to Windows, like Mac OS X and Google's Chrome OS.
I’m looking forward to what’s sure to be an exciting 2015. We’ll continue to see technology’s role in our lives grow. Wearable technology, like the Apple Watch and fitness trackers like Fitbits, will integrate the human experience with technology even more. In the very near future, our cars will drive themselves. Our new technology reality was science fiction a few short years ago. However, as technology evolves, we must remain aware of the evolving threats it can produce. New viruses, such as ransomware, continue to emerge. Personal privacy in an online world is tougher to maintain. But despite the threats, I can’t think of a more interesting and exciting time to be alive.
I am looking forward to seeing how Windows 10 is being developed. I really want to see how Microsoft bridges the gap between the desktop and mobile variations of the OS. This will also play a big role in how the next Surface tablet will function, or if there will even be a next Surface tablet. I would also like to see how/if Microsoft will incorporate more of Windows 7’s ease of use into their new release. The other thing that I am going to follow during 2015 is the net neutrality debate. This is probably one of the biggest issues since the wide adoption of high speed internet in the early 2000’s. This is going to pave the way for a huge change in the ISP industry and will ultimately have an impact on TV content providers, as well as other services.
I'm looking forward to a number of exciting developments we'll likely see 2015. DDR4, a new generation of RAM, will boost the performance of our computers and other devices. Mobile security developers, like Zimperium, will make using mobile devices safer. Windows 10 will (hopefully) make PCs more user-friendly. And wearable technologies will become a bigger part of our daily lives. I personally had the opportunity to check out a Google Glass prototype, and while the technology has a ways to go to reach maturity, I'm very excited about the possibilities.