Decision-making should be based on facts, regardless of industry. The importance of data collection and its analysis leveraging Big Data technologies has demonstrated that the more accurate the information gathered, the sounder the decisions made, and the better the results that can be achieved.
The evolution of the global web has resulted in virtual connections ubiquitously penetrating real-world objects and activities. Today, everything can be connected with everything, creating a new distributed ecosystem that goes beyond the familiar IoT (Internet of Things) concept. Cisco has coined a special term — the Internet of Everything (IoE) — to describe this dynamically changing phenomenon.
By 2020, there will be 30 billion IoT devices worldwide, and in 2025, the number will exceed 75 billion connected things, according to Statista. All these devices will produce huge amounts of data that will have to be processed quickly and in a sustainable way. To meet the growing demand for IoT solutions, fog computing comes into action on par with cloud computing. Fog is even better at some things.
A trend is a regular change in processes, conditions, data, projects, etc. To follow a trend, you must be aware of the current situation and be able to predict the changes in the near future.
The beginning of the year is traditionally the time to forecast trends in all spheres. The area of information technologies is transforming extremely fast. We don’t even have time to get used to new gadgets as they become outdated and are replaced by newer ones. It’s important, especially for IT vendors, to monitor top trends in information technologies, in order to take advantage of digital opportunities.
In our article, we’ve compiled the main IT trends in 2018.