Business Computing Behaviors and Technologies that will shape IT environments in the coming year
In your every day work life, you’ll often notice people looking at some new technological development and saying to themselves, “How in the world did we miss that?” Such self-questioning occurs when an individual has little knowledge of upcoming and future IT trends and behaviors. If you want to save yourself from such a situation in 2016, it is best that you gain knowledge of business computing behaviors and technologies that will shape IT environments in the coming year.
Knowing about the emerging IT behaviors and trends beforehand will help you to readily adopt them and gain competitive business advantage. Following are some of the business computing behaviors and technologies that will remain dominant in 2016.
Adoption of new cloud-based computing trends
As a result of new trends, cloud-based computing is growing rapidly. As 2015 comes to a close, it is important to look at the cloud-based computing technologies and behaviors that will continue in the following year.
In 2016, businesses are likely to utilize a hybrid cloud strategy instead of using either a public or private option. The reason for this is that the hybrid cloud strategy combines the best of both the private and public options including the cost benefits of public cloud computing and the security benefits of private cloud computing.
Another cloud-based computing trend that will shape IT environments in the coming year is the use of container technologies. For efficient resource utilization, container technologies offer the perfect solution. This is especially handy when you want to avoid the use of an entire operating system for running a single application.
The introduction of Quantum Computing
A concept that to date has largely stayed beyond the realms of real world computing, is Quantum computing. However, the day when quantum computing is practiced in all corners of the globe is not far off. In fact, quantum computing may make its grand entry in 2016. This is because the Chinese are about to finish the installation of the world’s longest quantum communication network next year. The network stretches all the way to Shanghai from Beijing and covers a distance of more than 1200 miles.
The quantum technology allows data to travel at the speed of light and is considered to be a reliable investment. Where a classical computer can only process information in 0s and 1s, the abilities of quantum computers go way beyond that. Quantum computers allow parallel computations and resolve problems that classical computers cannot. Although quantum computers won’t be available to individuals and business in 2016, however, it’s still a trend that you need to watch out for.
Whether you’re a large enterprise or a small business, keeping an eye on emerging business computing behaviors and technologies is always important and for 2016, the shift towards newer cloud computing strategies and the introduction of quantum computing must be kept in check.