Trendy Technologies That Companies Going Nuts For In 2015

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As 2014 draws to a close, it’s time to examine the tech industry’s trajectory and predict which trends will explode in the upcoming year.
Experts from market research firm Gartner, the IEEE Computer Society, MIT, and other sources have named the tech trends they thought were super hot for businesses in 2014 or are going to become hot in 2015.
We’ve sifted through that information, and have thrown in a few of our own picks to come up with this list of the nine technologies that companies
1. 3D Printing 
3D printing or additive manufacturing (AM) refers to any of the various processes for printing a three-dimensional object.[1] Primarily additive processes are used, in which successive layers of material are laid down under computer control.[2] These objects can be of almost any shape or geometry, and are produced from a 3D model or other electronic data source. A 3D printer is a type of industrial robot.
2. Wearables at work
In 2015, wearable computers will start to trickle into the workplace. Smartwatches will keep employees plugged in without constantly looking at their phones. Wearable health devices will encourage employees to participate in group wellness programmes.
Companies will also start experimenting with smart glasses with custom apps such as repair guides, video conferencing, training videos and the like.
3. Ultra-private devices
Password to secure your devices is not going to be die recently but computer security will be in new world in next year, Finger print sensor has been introduced to do so. This will be able to secure your smartphones as well. There is a company called Nok Nok, which offers technology that can convert touchscreens and touch pads into fingerprint sensors.
4. Devops
DevOps (a portmanteau of “development” and “operations”) is a software development method that stresses communication, collaboration and integration between software developers and Information Technology(IT) professionals. DevOps is a response to the interdependence of software development and IT operations. It aims to help an organization rapidly produce software products and services.
5. Software-defined data centers
Today, if a company wants to make a lot of changes to its network switches or storage devices after they are installed, it’s a monumental task.
The new trend is to add a layer of software on top that controls everything. This allows them to easily make changes and shift things around.
New software-defined networks and storage, “deliver the flexibility required to make the digital business work,” Gartner says.
6. Mobile identities
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has given the word “mobility” a new definition. It no longer means taking a tablet or smartphone with you as you roam. It means that your identity lives in the cloud and travels with you from device to device, network to network.
Microsoft is one of many companies working on this idea. It will create a new generation of work apps that not only keeps track of your place, but lets your colleagues collaborate with you. Gartner calls this “context-aware” applications.
7. Smart data
Everyone’s already got a lot of data, sometimes called big data. The emphasis in 2015 will stop being on the means to affordably collect and store that data (using technologies like Hadoop, noSQL databases) and will shift to making better use of it once they’ve got it.
Companies are really struggling today to get that data into the hands of the people who need it most: business managers. What managers want is to be able to ask that data a simple question: “Why did sales fall short of expectations last month?”
They want the data to reply with charts, graphs, details of things that didn’t sell well and reasons for the shortfall: shipment delays, weather, quality control issues, personnel changes, and so on.
8. Smart machines
The industry is right now arguing over what to call the next generation of internet-enabled devices: “Internet of Things,” “Internet of Everything,” or “Web of Things.”
But it’s not about the internet at all. It’s about giving sensors and chips to everyday objects and suddenly making them smart. It’s also about giving intelligence to the apps we already use to make them even smarter.
For instance, your work apps will learn your work style to show you the data you need to see at the time you need to see it.
9. Cloud computing
For the past few years, enterprises have been slowly shifting away from buying software and hardware. They want to rent it from someone else, hosted elsewhere, paying only for what they actually use. This is known as cloud computing.
By the end of 2014, this trend has turned from a trickle to a stream. In 2015 it will become a waterfall.
IDC predicts that in 2014, companies will have spent $56.6 billion on the cloud, and that the cloud market is growing 22% a year, six times faster than the growth of the whole IT industry. By 2018, companies will be spending $127 billion on the cloud.