Category Archives: Trends

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2014

Gartner just concluded its Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 in Orlando, gathering tens of thousands of IT executives. Among the most anticipated aspects of the gathering are the ruminations from the Gartner pontificators regarding IT trends.  Among several trends shared were the Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2014.

See the list on Forbes.

2014 enterprise trends: BYOD pain, HTML5 apps, hybrid cloud, SDx

The bring your own device movement is going to strain corporate technology and finance departments as enterprises struggle to manage mobile. Meanwhile, hybrid cloud approaches are going to be hyped and get ready for software defined everything.

Those takeaways were included in Gartner‘s top 10 strategic technology trends for 2014. Not surprisingly, mobile, cloud with multiple plays on big data were front and center for companies. Here’s the breakdown.

  1. Mobile device management. By 2018, the size of the mobile workforce will double or triple. Companies are going to have to set policies and architecture to keep data safe. In other words, BYOD may become a BPITB (big pain in the butt).
  2. HTML5 is the app platform of choice. Gartner is betting that improved JavaScript performance through 2014 will make HTML5 the go-to enterprise application development tool. Companies should look to build targeted mobile apps that can “snap together” to create larger applications.

See the complete list on ZDNet.

‘Sitting is the new smoking’ – 60% of Americans suffer from Silicon Valley Syndrome

You are achy, your back hurts, you have trouble sleeping, and your head is pounding — you could have Silicon Valley syndrome.

“Personal posture trainer” startup LumoBack released the results of its study today that examined “Silicon Valley Syndrome,” otherwise known as the physical and mental health symptoms that arise from spending WAY too much time sitting in front of computer screens.

The results are shocking. 60 percent of Americans report that they have experienced adverse health effects as a result of technology.

via VentureBeat.