2010 and 2011 were known as the years of the tablets and Smartphones – where the hottest technology trends were those which were dominated by the touch screens. With Apple shinning brighter than any of its counterparts with the iPhone and the iPad, the precedence was set for the rest of the tech companies to follow.
If technology trends are to be kept in sight, then 2011 was also surely the year that the cloud-based services and their potential were recognized.
So with the year almost over, the question that’s popping up in everyone’s mind is, which technology trends will define 2012?
Here are a few top choices for definitive technology trends for 2012:
1. ‘Cloud’ is here to stay!
Yes, you read that right. With Apple pushing iCloud out in the mid-October, there is much more yet to come from cloud computing. As more and more IT departments move away from the traditional sharing of resources, over to cloud services we’re seeing ever shrinking private data centers which are sure to make their mark on not just technology but businesses at every front.
Moving everything over to the internet for IT companies is also an easier choice as it gives them much more freedom to move around their data between multiple centers. Industry analysts predict that in the next couple of years, businesses are likely to ‘rent’ their servers rather than maintaining their own. Thereby making sure that this is one trend that’s here to stay.
2. Internet Television
Google did dabble into the internet TV market in early 2010, but just like Google Wave (and very recently Google+, which got rave reviews but eventually failed to make its’ mark) it flopped. Though in all honesty, the reviews for Google TV weren’t all that great but coupled with poor service and lack of interest from the public made Google table the deal for a bit.