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Top 13 Trends on the Tech Radar in 2016

December 29, 2015

Do you care about forecasts? We do, in case they concern technology and are made up by the industry gurus and researchers who for sure know the ropes. Thus, we carefully collected the predictions that seemed most promising to us avoiding those Utopian or longshot. Here you go: the list of tech trends that are coming soon — perhaps, even in 2016.

#1 Requiem for Adobe Flash

Not out of the blue, but sure enough: meaning the upcoming Adobe flash’s passing away, Google AdWords now offers HTML5 playback of advertisements, thus leaving poor chances to Flash. For the gaming industry this brings dramatic changes too, forcing many studios consider migrating their titles from Flash to Unity before it’s too late.

Requiem for Adobe Flash


#2 DevOps for Better Processing and Management

At Gartner’s suggestion, the trust to the extraordinary power of DevOps development methodology gets properly rooted. Claiming for handy and proven tools to ensure a strong production in line with time requirements, tech firms are more readily employing DevOps so that to keep within the budget and better organize business processes.

#3 Open Source Ecosystem Mantra

As far as Google gets started with its Cloud Native Computer Foundation, we surely expect quite a flock of followers struggling to fashion an impeccable open source container management system.

#4 Tech Gurus Transcending Reality

As Computerworld's survey reported, tech specialists noted the long-term tendency for growth of investment in virtualization projects.

Budget Booms & Busts


#5 Wearables: Pulling No Punches

Now that the wearables market turns white hot yet open enough, there is a good opportunity to break into the competition of wearable tech solutions development that continues exploring new platforms and services. What makes the domain that appealing is quite a well of application fields — from healthcare and sports to entertainment and business.

Epson Moverio Glasses

Chris Howard, CEO of Softeq, wearing Epson Moverio Glasses

In the long run, the issue to work on about wearable devices will be to diversify and secure the ways of collecting, sharing, and applying data sourced from them, as the number of potential sticking points balloons. Thus, even though implementation of wearables in the workplace becomes trendy, it would frequently contest privacy and legitimacy on both employee and employer sides. The issues of overwork, additional financing and human resources requirements are just the tip of it.

#6 IoT Aches to Be Free

No way, we won’t ever forget about the IoT, as the steadily growing customer interest gets us involved into the well of connected objects project by project. As for the long-term forecast concerning the IoT, the better future seems to come when the major part of market players would recognize the need for platforms to function altogether in a wide integrated web that shares data way more broad than it does today.

That means developers should be ready to refocus from one-off solutions development to creation of complex systems integrated with the IoT network at scale. However, security issues and the massive control and management system shift would probably take time and challenge for more than a year-long iteration.

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