I just love predicting trends; get them right and you have a whole list of people congratulating you about your foresight and deep industry knowledge; get them wrong and nobody really criticizes you because after all, I was gazing through my crystal ball.
But on a more serious note, it’s getting easier to predict which way the wind is blowing looking at whatever developments are taking place in the world of technology and the adoption of these developments across the various business domains.
So, without further ado, let’s see what the future, especially 2013 portends for technology.
Battle Royale between Mobile Devices
We have already seen the growing adoption of mobile devices, and for many they are the preferred option over personal computers. But now they are going to be fighting it out amongst themselves. More and more organizations are getting on board the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) bandwagon, and now it’s all about which one of the mobile devices best fit into an organization environment.
It’s not just smartphones that will be ruling the roost; even tablets will be making their presence felt as more and more enterprises will begin relying on them to improve process efficiency. You also might just see a beginning of the change of guard as far as the top market share is concerned. Right now it’s Android and the iOS at the top of the table, but Windows 8 and Blackberry 10 might just give them a run for their money.
HTML 5 Will Keep Getting Bigger
Right now HTML 5 is just about getting main stream, but in 2013, you will see that more developers will be choosing HTML 5 as an application development environment than ever before. The need for developing cross platform compatible applications will keep hitting the roof and this platform presents the best possible option to satisfy this need.
So, you will see a rolling out of more HTML 5 apps, as it becomes better and better. Will this have an effect on the native apps and will they disappear? I think not. So, in 2013, developers will have a great time with HTML 5.
The Cloud will get more personal
This year, more and more people will become aware of the benefits and applicability of cloud technology. There will be a trickledown effect seen in this domain, as adoption by organizations will percolate down to individual users like you and me. We will be more aware of the Cloud and all that it can be used for, resulting in an increased adoption of the cloud. Yes, cloud is going to get more personal and we are going to be using it to sync and access all our data stored across various devices. The Cloud will become even more personally relevant because, our digital lives are increasingly governed by the use of multiple devices. Cloud technology can be the bridge between your numerous personal devices.
Enterprises will be Opening their Own App Stores
This is a trend that is already manifesting itself. It makes sense for enterprises to offer their employees mobile apps through their own app stores. Why would an enterprise that keeps developing apps for its strategic business needs prefer to offer them to target users through the traditional app stores. They would want better control over the way they are offering these apps to ensure better planning, management and security.
As can be imagined, this is also a very convenient method of offering mobile apps to their workers. This means private application stores are going to be a big thing this year.
What we are going to see is better use of technology, a more practical and strategic use with software or web application development, especially of mobile apps. The Internet revolution has now been overwhelmed by the Mobility revolution and it’s fast going to have a say in what we are doing and how we are doing that particular thing. The importance of mobile technology and any other for that matter will be determined more by how its use percolates into our daily lives rather than how businesses are going to make use of it.
This post is written by Kinjal Adeshara is a web enthusiastic and blogger who interested in all things software, eCommerce, web design & development. She is work with Rightway Solution which is offshore software development company. If you wish to write for WRI kindly check it.