The world of enterprise technology is neither narrow nor stagnant. It’s vast and ever-changing.
The technological advances of years past will look nothing like those we can expect to see in the months and years to come. So what, exactly, might the future look like?
According to Rich McCraw, CTO of Innovative Architects, the next evolution of technology involves the expanded usage of connected devices and real-time feedback and information. Additionally, he predicts there will be a continued shift towards horizontal scale (cloud PaaS services) as well as self-healing services utilizing cloud platforms over IaaS or on-premise server platforms.
In terms of applications (both consumer and commercial), McCraw feels that cloud platforms such as Microsoft Azure and AWS will continue to allow for more powerful usage of internet-connected devices and are the next to watch. More consumer-level devices will become internet connected and leverage cloud services. In turn, these back-end platforms will continue to mature and gain adoption.
Other lesser-known technologies that we’ve seen evolving in recent months include non-relational data tools such as Hadoop and Azure Data Lake that will allow for the processing and monetization of large amounts of data from internet-of-thing (IoT) devices.
Furthermore, self-healing platforms like Azure Service Fabric will allow for greater stability and reach of the services relied on by IoT devices, becoming a critical step to allowing the scale and stability needed to leverage for high-visibility services like autonomous driving, routing, etc.
Keep an eye open for these technology changes (and likely others as well) in the near future. To find out how these technology evolutions can benefit your business, consult Innovative Architects.