We're over a week into October, which means the holiday season is nearly upon us. After that comes the turn of the year, and a number of analysts have already begun predicting what's to come in 2015. Gartner listed its top 10 tech trends for the upcoming year, and computing everywhere topped the list.
So what is computing everywhere? It's similar to the Internet of Things (which took the second spot on Gartner's list) but is more in line with working interfaces on regular objects, rather than simply an online connection. Essentially, all devices will be interconnected and users will be able to manage content on a variety of machines, not just traditional devices. We are seeing this with the growth of smart, wearable technology like Google Glass and the forthcoming Apple Watch, both of which can serve as computing devices.
A Computer World article described this in greater detail.
"To Gartner, this simply means ubiquitous access to computing capabilities," writes Patrick Thibodeau, the article's author. "Intelligent screens and connected devices will proliferate, and will take many forms, sizes and interaction styles."
This trend could have a significant impact on enterprise technology, which is why it's important for all organizations to be mindful of this information. It's equally important for VARs and MSPs to take note of what's to come in the near future so they can position themselves to provide the products and services their clients need. They should also look for individuals with the talent and knowledge to help their customers capitalize on these trends. VAR Staffing can help identify and recruit these candidates.