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10 of the Biggest Trends in

Technology For 2014

It's often difficult to keep up with the rapidly developing technology industry, as new
items and groundbreaking technologies are introduced to the market almost on a daily
basis. Not only staying up-to-date with today's technology, but also remaining ahead of
the curve, involves a constant struggle in today's marketplace. Regardless of how you are
connected to these trends in technology, there are electrical engineers in the middle of all
the action. I was fortunate to virtually connect with Neeraj Tewari to get an insider's look
at the technology which is sure to continue taking the world by storm.
With serious talks of the next digital paradigm becoming more frequent, it's believed that
this new era won't be based on solid-state physics (the science that led to transistors),
but instead on quantum information (the strange rules that govern the sub-atomic
world). Neeraj Tewari is a longtime advocate of the electrical engineering degree for
students today simply because of the growing demand for this skill in the workplace. He
always stresses that electrical engineers do not only respond to technological
advancements, but they also help drive them. "We work with the most cutting edge
technology in large part because we're the ones cutting the edges," said Tewari.
With the stage set for an exciting 2014, Neeraj Tewari and I explored ten of the most
talked about technology trends for the upcoming year.
1. Data Privacy
There is certainly a lot of talk surrounding the NSA snooping revelations, and data
privacy is becoming more important than ever. In several instances, there are entire
services and businesses emerging as "data-free," including Microsoft going to the extent
of publicly denouncing the practice and pledging to work on encryption that prevents the
NSA and other agencies from collecting personal data.
2. The Web of Things
In many ways, this is still in the beginning stages of development when looking at the
potential impact that this technology can have on the future. Here, just about everything
we interact with becomes a computable entity, allowing our smartphones to seamlessly
connect with our homes, cars, and even objects on the street.
3. Ultra HD 4K Will Spread to Television and Phones
Improved mobile devices will be released that include Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
processors by the end of 2014, which can handle 4K video and completely revolutionize
the way video will be viewed. Proof that this is happening now is the fact the both the
FIFA World Cup and the Winter Olympics are being filmed in 4K, along with more
content being released via Netflix, Sony and others throughout 2014.
4. No-Touch Interfaces
Many smartphone users are already familiar with no-touch technology thanks to voice
recognition software integrated into their wireless devices. Smartphone users use apps
like Google Now on Android and Siri on iOS for hands-free access to endless amounts of
information. With advances in sensors and cameras, no-touch interfaces and devices will
only continue to be integrated into daily life.
5. 3-D Printing
The growth rate of 3-D printers is projected to be 75 percent this year, with another large
jump to 200 percent by 2015. Once thought to be impossible, the consumer market is
now aware that 3-D printing is a real and viable means to reduce costs through improved
designs, streamlined prototyping, and short-run manufacturing.
6. Wearable Technology
This technology is all the rage at the moment, but it is not a technology that will
illuminate smartphones anytime soon. This technology involves a number of items and is
a fast-growing category that includes any small piece of technology that can be worn on
one's body. Research firm ABI estimates that this industry will hit $6 billion by 2018.
7. Large Cloud Services
Companies like Facebook, Walmart and Amazon have created a major force towards
database systems and cloud services. From "eco-friendly" data centers to custom server
hardware to distributed computing methods, these companies are using their strengths
and capabilities to set new standards for IT architecture.
8. Personal Cloud Services
Because of the continued push for more personal cloud technologies, this trend will
continue to evolve and shift more towards services and away from devices. These
improved capabilities will make it even easier when having multiple devices accessing
the personal cloud, and, in theory, will make overall data organization much easier in the
very near future.
9. Online Video Streaming
With the demand of streaming video from the broadcast networks, your computer is no
longer used to simply learn and laugh along with your favorite YouTube videos. The
future of online streaming is happening at a remarkable speed. Data downloads are
currently at about 17GB per month, but this number is expected to exceed 70GB per
month by 2017. The future lies with the HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding), which is
the video compression technology that will make streaming 4K videos possible.
10. Social Networks That Are IT Policy Friendly
With the much talked-about rise of the millennial population in the corporate landscape,
expect the continued shift in enterprise communication and knowledge management
applications to rapidly continue. In the same way that email replaced paper memos and
pagers, IT policy friendly social networks will continue to grow, as seen with the
launches and successes of Salesforce Chatter, Microsoft Yammer and SocialCast from
Technology Trends For 2014 Wrap-Up
It's certainly an exciting time for technology, especially for the many developers directly
involved with the revolutionary breakthroughs that are changing the world we live in. In
the middle of these developing trends are electrical engineers such as Neeraj Tewari,
working tirelessly to make life easier and more productive for the global consumers. "The
nexus of forces, the convergence of four powerful forces: social, mobile, cloud and
information, continues to drive change and create new opportunities, creating demand
for advanced programmable infrastructure that can execute at Web-scale," explained
Neeraj Tewari.
Hold on tight: We are in the middle of an exciting time for the technology industry.

Indian IT: Current Trends
In the earlier blog, we have seen the history of Indian Information technology- the beginning in 1970s and its
evolution in later years.
India has become an IT brand among the global countries over the years, thanks to the Indian Government
policies, strong base in education, well-established telecommunication & infrastructure facilities and favourable
market conditions that prevail. Many Indian cities are now holding prominent places in the global IT map. Now
India stands out as one of the biggest and fastest growing economies in the world.

Current Trends
India continues to be the centre stage for strategic offshore outsourcing. The Indian IT outsourcing sector,
accounts for 5 % of GDP and employs around 2.3 million professionals directly and many others indirectly.
As per Nasscom, the Indian IT market is expected to show 16% 18% export revenue growth by the
financial year 2012. It is expected to bring in revenue to the tune of 68 70 billion. This is significant at
present, a turbulent period with ongoing debt crisis in European countries like Portugal, Spain, and Greece
and with the signs of slowing down of US economy.
The Indian hardware market projects to have a large growth capacity by the end of 2011. The PC market
alone is expected to account for US $ 7.3 billion in 2011 as per Nasscom.
The software market is expected to grow up to 21% by 2015. This year profit forecasts for the IT software
services industry proclaim revenues of US $ 7.3 billion.
Owing to the current economic crisis prevailing globally, the Indian IT firms have slowed down their
recruitment though the general mood is highly optimistic. The industry is highly positive that the hiring trend
would be back to its momentum in the next three months. Direct employment is expected to reach nearly
2.54 million, with a consequential addition of 240,000 employees. As a proportion of national GDP, the
sector revenues are estimated as 6.4 per cent in the FY2011.
Heavy inflow of FDI in the IT sector is expected to continue for coming years. In recent years, the inflow of
large volumes of FDI in to the Indian IT markets has not only boosted the industry but also the entire Indian
economy. Indias large market continues to attract big MNCs for large FDIs.
Current scenario shows extension of Indian IT sector to more locations other than Bangalore (Silicon Valley
of India), Chennai (second largest software exporter after Bangalore), Mumbai (commercial and financial
capital of India), and Hyderabad (called as Cyberabad with good infrastructure and technology base) etc.
There is commendable growth for IT sector in Indian states like Pune, Delhi, Orissa, West Bengal, Kolkata (
having good potential to become a major IT hub in eastern India), Kerala(with Indias biggest IT park
Technopark and dedicated Technocity SEZs), Gujarat etc.
The current trend in Indian IT outsourcing is to adapt new age computing technologies like cloud computing,
SOA etc. A growing number of Indian IT companies are adopting services in the Cloud as a part of their
wider product range. NASSCOM, research Deconstructing the CLOUD says that the cloud computing
market of India could reach $16 billion by 2020. Among the three major cloud-computing models, major
Indian IT players are adopting SaaS and PaaS when compared to IaaS. Cloud computing is also poised to
bring new capabilities and business opportunities for Indian IT companies in the domestic as well as
international markets. Virtualization solutions are also continuing to expand in Indian IT organizations
bringing in greater power and space saving, physical server consolidation etc.
Indias Mainframe market is also showing subsequent growth. The market is becoming striking for
organisations runningMainframe applications on COBOL systems like finance, insurance, banking etc.
With a bigger base for software development and life cycle management, India has become increasingly
attractive for Mainframe core services like Mainframe Integration, Mainframe Application
Development, Legacy Modernisation, Capacity on Demand, Mainframe Installations, Support &
Maintenance and Data Center management etc.
The Indian Government and NASSCOM currently take a lot of effort for retaining Indias brand in global
Information technology map. The central and state governments contribute together in offering a sound
infrastructure and nurture technically apt resources. Indian IT service providers continue to move up the value-
chain to offer higher end research and analytics services to their clients. As the quality and quantity of work are
increasing, the brand India shows massive potential to grow further in Information technology for the years to
What do you think ?

Top five technology trends
that will 'reset' IT in 2014
With a disruptive 2013 coming to a close, Progress says IT departments are looking forward to 2014 when
the enterprise will 'hit the reset button'

Posted by Chloe Green
on 12 December 2013
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Cloud, mobile and social technologies are forcing the information technology industry to effectively 'hit
the reset button' to meet a pace of change that businesses and organisations are facing. As these new
technologies mesh with new demands for greater information access, and force industry leaders to
continually reinvent themselves, applications development and deployment solution
provider Progress predicts five major technology trends that will shape the year ahead for the industry.
1. The Internet of Things does not make for one big happy IT family.
While developers and IT decision makers already have their hands full with changes complicated by the
sheer number of smart phones and tablets and BYOD (bring your own device) policies, they are in for a
surprise. The 'Internet of Things' composed of wearable personal technology, smart consumer and
medical devices, as well as connected machines and sensors located all around the planet is about to
make the challenge even greater.
The nearly unlimited addresses provided by the adoption of IPv6 will ignite an explosion of new data that
must be harnessed, meaning scalability and complexity will take on new meaning. Furthermore, ever
improving smarts will mean device-to-device conversations will start to become more important than
user-to-user conversations.
2. Analytics moves to the forefront.
Analytics will finally stop being an afterthought in 2014. For decades, job one was connection, data
movement, and immediate application functionality. Except where analytics was the application, analytics
was an add-on, a 'nice to have.' The accelerating data tsunami --powered by the Internet of Things and the
growing recognition of the potential value of all data -- means that developers must build in analytics from
the start, making it an inherent aspect of information technology delivery and making context-sensitive and
location-aware capabilities ubiquitous.
> See also: The rise and rise of the Chief Data Officer
3. When it comes to apps, everyones paying attention.
While the performance and usability of large, publicly visible projects, especially in healthcare, have
drawn growing scrutiny, increased adoption of model-driven, democratised and user-based development,
will also drive high expectations for application delivery.
This will lead to increased adoption of new rapid development tools and practices to speed delivery,
increase predictability and reliability, meet stringent service-level requirements, and control costs.
4. The IT budget shift.
The prevalence of the cloud and democratised development trends present many new options, especially
for individual lines of business which will increasingly seek to control their own destiny by funding their
own projects or wresting money from IT.
As a result, businesses and CIOs will need to find ways to adopt and adapt without losing control of
information, encouraging security risks, or taking new directions that could lead to technical dead-ends or
expensive rework in the future. In an era of very rapid transformation, they must stay ahead of this curve
and take the lead.
> See also: Is the Internet of Things too big an idea?
5. PaaS goes mainstream.
Platform-as-a-Service finally goes mainstream in 2014. This cloud layer will become the choice for many
businesses and IT decision makers because it supports better and faster development, agility, analytics,
cloud-based cost-advantages and vast scalability.
Providing structure and control that meets the near-term and strategic needs of management will further
accelerate adoption. The capabilities available through a PaaS will drive further organisational changes
putting powerful data integration tools into the hands of line of business specialists and making data
integration ubiquitous.
'Whether its the Internet of Things, big data, cloud or mobility, businesses are in for accelerating change
in 2014,' Karen Tegan Padir, chief technology officer at Progress, commented. 'The successful organisation will
take a good look at the needs of the end-user first creating an empowerment profile for each group and
providing them with the tools they need to be productive and efficient.'
'One size will no longer fit all. For some, that will mean deploying a PaaS for rapid application
development, for others that will mean launching an enterprise app store to help employees gain access to
the apps they want in a secure environment. In any case, its about the information and being able to
access it whenever, wherever and however its needed.'
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