The Tech Trends of 2018 so Far
Our industry – like many today – is one which moves very quickly. New innovations are constantly being developed which have the potential to change how we do things day-to-day, how we interact with each other and how businesses operate. Similarly, they also change how we respond to challenges like threats to data security.
So, since we are now halfway into 2018, let’s explore some of the most influential trends we have seen become a reality this year.
Electric vehicles, for instance, the benefits of which we’re already beginning to see, could benefit greatly from this technology. A car that can run for more than 150 minutes on a 5-minute charge would make electric vehicles a viable alternative to the traditional car – something which hasn’t been possible until this point.
Having such a large platform has supported the scalability of AR for developers. This means that the apps that numerous businesses have developed in recent years could be elevated to include AR. IKEA, for instance, has run with the technology to help customers visualise furniture in their homes, utilising the technology to create an immersive, commercially-driven AR experience.
Once we’ve fully realised the value of AR’s applicability on our smartphones, it’s only a matter of time before we begin to see it embedded into our everyday lives in a variety of forms. The HoloLens from Microsoft, for instance, enables us to interact with holograms in the world around us, and we’re sure to see further developments on this front throughout the rest of 2018.
This year, we’ve seen the rise of services like Horizon which is extremely valuable to our customers, bringing with it a host of benefits. Phone networks across multiple sites have been seamlessly connected, providing a scalable system which can grow as the business does.
MiCloud also takes cloud services to the next level, better supporting the flexible working practices of today’s businesses by offering an easy-to-use system with greater mobility and reliability – crucial for the demands of the modern business.
With such frequent attacks and the introduction of the GDPR legislation this year, ensuring data security has been an ongoing concern. But with cyber attacks now far more sophisticated, devising solutions requires a new way of thinking.