Technology trends for 2013 – part 2

This is continuation of my previous post - Technology trends for 2013 – part 1 –  which states this year’s trend on mobile with other areas.  In the 2nd part, here are my thoughts on 2013 technology trends.
  • Wearable Gadgets
    • 2013 should be the year to introduce wearable gadgets to mass. Well, that’s what I think.
    • Though it is not a new concept and some of inventions and products do exist, in 2013 we should see more sophisticated and hi-tech products with let’s say — amazing — features and abilities.
    • Google glass is already out, which claims to do pretty cool stuff. But it is not yet available to general public. Also current price tag of $1500 seems pretty high. BUT, it is very encouraging beginning for wearable-gadgets-for-everyone. Prices will fall with time and once available to mass, it will surely bring science fiction movie to reality.!
    • Rumors & speculation are already out for  Apple’s  iWatch product, which is supposed to be a smart watch ( with some cool features, as we will expect! ) and will surely be classified as wearable gadget. I hope that it will not be another  ”Apple Maps”  though :)
    • “Bendable display” for smart phones can mark altogether new era for  wearable gadgets. Once that becomes mainstream, possibilities are endless.
  • Cloud Computing
    • Cloud computing is no more a buzz word. It is pretty much common lingo used by engineers as well as “marketing” folks :)  There are stable and solid products already available on Cloud. Last few years, IaaS, PaaS and SaaS have been main aspects of computing, which have moved to cloud. Maturity and innovation in those areas will continue in 2013.
      • Infrastructure As Service (IaaS)
      • Platform As Service (PaaS)
      • Software As Service (Saas)
      • Database as a service (DBaaS)
      • Managed Services in Cloud –  This area is great business opportunity for IT services provider and it does provide value added function to businesses.
    • Lately, more aspects/components of computing are available as cloud service and certainly we will see increasing trend for it. At the same time, adaption rate for cloud services should increase. I can think of following area.
      • Network as a service (NaaS)
      • Storage as a service (STaaS)
      • Security as a service (SECaaS)
      • Data as a service (DaaS)
      • Desktop as a service (DaaS)
      • Test environment as a service (TEaaS)
      • API as a service (APIaaS)
Certainly, 2013 will be another interesting and exciting year for technology ! Innovation will always prevail !

Your thoughts ?

1 comment to Technology trends for 2013 – part 2

  • +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Samir

    I forgot to mention about more emphasis on digital media. By now, it is well-known fact that print media is diminishing in terms of news and magazines. However, it will be interesting to see that digital content and e-books will rule the media and books market. With Tablets becoming ubiquitous, it should have remarkable impact on digital media !

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