2014 was a huge year for technology with advancements in many different sectors. What should you expect to be in hot discussion this year? Here are four hot tech trends of 2015:
1. Cloud Computing
In 2014, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) merged, which makes it much easier to develop applications in the cloud. “Cloud and mobile computing will continue to promote growth of centrally coordinated applications that can be delivered to any device” (Forbes). Indeed, the public cloud will continue to grow in this year and see a bigger impact on the world of technology.
2. Commercial Space Travel
In 2014, NASA announced that they would send human to Mars. This year, they will engage in missions to Pluto and Mars. China will be launching a lunar rover, and SpaceX is planning its first manned flight. Mars One, which is a crowdfunded mission to send humans to Mars will start astronaut training this year.
At the end of January 2015, MIT Technology Review will be hosting EmTech, the annual conference on emerging technologies. A whole track of that event will be dedicated to space travel, with representatives from big names like Virgin Galactic going to Singapore to speak about commercial space travel. Find out more here.
3. 3D Printing
In 2014, we featured many pieces of 3D printing (you can view them here). So what will be cooking this year for it? According to Gartner Inc., “3D printing will reach a tipping point over the next three years as the market for relatively low-cost 3D printing devices continues to grow rapidly and industrial use expands significantly.”
4. Internet of Things
In 2014, Google acquired Nest, the connected home device maker, which set them back by about $3.2billion. Inc. foresees that the other big conglomerates like Samsung and Intel will join in the Internet of Things trend this year. Expect a crazy number of devices that communicate directly with one another, and prepare yourself as they infiltrate your everyday life, making themselves a necessity in time to come. Gartner Inc. sees this as four basic usage models, namely, Manage, Monetise, Operate and Extend.
2015 is certainly going to be an exciting year for technology, and we at Geeks In Cambodia hope to once again be your one-stop shop for tech and startup news.