Connected Devices

Connected Devices. Things to look out for before embracing this new technology

The way technology has evolved since the turn of the century is a testament to how the Internet and connectivity have made our lives easier. What started as an attempt to communicate easily has become a part of our daily tasks, more than we can admit. The introduction of the Internet of Things and Connected Devices attempts to take this virtual web to a whole new level by integrating everything around us into a single access control.

The perfect example is how you can continue working on your iPad, exactly from where you left it in your Mac Book. The cloud storage allows users to access data from one device on another unit without any efforts. Tech leaders are attempting to expand this cloud connectivity to other devices as well. For example, we recently saw the technology which integrates your refrigerator and toaster to the Internet as well. Now the Internet can make sure you get the perfect toast and milk every day!

Using devices which operate as per a predefined approach help not only in making our routine tasks easier, but also provide a safer living. Smart door locks, self-driven cars, and tracking systems are the perfect examples of this technology. But many people have inhibitions when it comes to accepting connected devices. This article talks about the things you need to look out for before embracing the Connected Devices technology.

Exponential growth is expected

Since the concept of the Internet of Things is still being explored by tech companies, the market is growing rapidly. A huge segment of the millennials either already owns a connected device, and the remaining segment is also highly likely to purchase a connected device soon. Moreover, as companies are investing a huge amount of money in the research and development of the Internet of things, the market has a huge potential for growth.

Cloud storage keeps you connected constantly

Cloud storage accumulates all of your data from the different devices connected to the server. This means no matter which additional device you connect, you are always on the cloud, always on the go.

Data protection is imperative

While cloud storage does give you the benefit of keeping your devices connected from wherever you want, at any time you want, it accumulates all of your data from the different devices connected to the server. This means that with every additional device you connect, you put more private data on the cloud. This data includes your bank account details, your social security number and identities, home address and so much more. If somehow, someone is able to hack your cloud storage, they find all of this information readily available to abuse. This is the reason why data protection measures should be implemented before you embrace the connected device technology.

Keep your devices safe too

A cause of concern is the haste of companies in bringing the technology to markets. Many times tech giants hurriedly introduce a product to gain the first mover’s advantage. They do not undertake extensive testing and assessment to make sure that the product or technology would not backfire. And more often than not, it happens. The maximum damage occurs to the customers (the first users of any technology), which reduces the trust of people in the technology. So, invest your money in the right technology that not only makes you enjoy the era of connectivity and convenience, but which also keeps your information and your devices safe and secure.

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Top Tech Trends

Top Tech Trends for 2017

It’s third quarter of the year already, and everyone seems to have nicely adjusted to the newer trends in the field of Information Technology. Be it a start-up or a well-established firm, it is essential to embrace newer technologies and let go off older ones. We’ve compiled a list of 10 most promising technology trends that emerged this year.

Internet of Things (IoT) Yes. We have air conditioners that switch on/off at scheduled hours, and electric appliances that can be operated using a mobile phone. This is the magic of IoT, a novel and promising trend that made our life simpler and easier to manage. To those who haven’t heard of IoT, it is a method of interacting with the internal systems of smart devices (also known as connected devices) via Internet, to send and receive data.

Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR and AR) Advancements in Virtual Reality has transformed that way we interact with the virtual environments; as well as how individuals interact with one another and with the systems. This year has witnessed the integration of virtual and augmented reality with multiple devices – mobile, wearable, connected – to extend immersive applications beyond virtual and remote experiences.

Cloud Computing One great example of Cloud Computing is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), which allows people to upload, access, share and work on their documents and files from a large variety of devices. Given the involvement of bigger companies like Google, Amazon, and Apple, Cloud Computing has gained great importance and will continue to do so over the coming years.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) The world has already witnessed the transformative potential of artificial intelligence (AI) technology, which has the power to transform the way we live, work and survive. AI is expected to bring a paradigm shift in the way technology is perceived and interacted with, given its ability to make machines perform a multitude of tasks with ease and lesser risk of human error.

Voice Recognition Technology Speech Recognition (aka Voice Recognition) has become a standard feature in all portable devices, thanks to Tech giants Apple, Google and Amazon. This year has witnessed a greater accuracy in voice recognition software converting its limited usage to massive adoption among a majority of mobile users.

Intelligent Apps VPAs or virtual personal assistants are the most common kinds of Intelligent Apps that are developed with the ability to transform businesses, streamline common processes, prioritizing tasks and improving productivity. This year has laid the foundation for intelligent apps that go beyond VPAs, and are integrated with autonomous business processes and more conversational interfaces.

Automation Artificial intelligence, robotics, and machine learning have paved path for automation as an immediate answer to replace common human tasks, in order to reduce human error and perform jobs that are beyond human capacity. Although automation is not good at implementing logical tasks such as design and architecture, complex problem-solving among others, the power of automation is evidently a threat to the current job market.

From technology trends to changing business needs, the tech world is witnessing a paradigm shift year on year. It is essential for CEOs and CIOs to be well-informed of the trends in order to leverage and adapt to stay ahead in the competition.

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