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Everyone’s 2015 Top Technology Predictions and Trends Lists In One Place

Posted in Technology by larrycheng on December 18, 2014

Here are some of the more prominent technology prediction lists for 2015.  Not surprising themes: security, IoT/wearables, healthcare IT.  Somewhat surprising themes: 3d printing.  Missing in action: bitcoin, marketplaces, etc.

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2015

  1. Computing Everywhere
  2. Internet of Things
  3. 3D Printing
  4. Advanced, Pervasive, and Invisible Analytics
  5. Context-Rich Systems
  6. Smart Machines
  7. Cloud/Client Computing
  8. Software-Defined Applications and Infrastructure
  9. Web-Scale IT
  10. Risk-Based Security and Self-Protection

Business Insider: 14 Tech Trends That Will Make Someone Billions of Dollars Next Year

  1. Companies will buy massive hacker insurance policies
  2. Smartwatches will win over fitness bands
  3. The Apple watch will “dominate”
  4. Everyday things will get a chip and be accessible from the Internet
  5. Employees will hang out together online
  6. Employees will form fitness cults
  7. Fingerprints will replace passwords
  8. Charts and graphs will rule
  9. Hadoop will get even bigger
  10. 3D printers will grow up
  11. Cloud computing will become the norm
  12. Healthcare will become an app
  13. Digital marketing budgets will explode
  14. Overall, businesses will spend more on technology than ever

Wall Street Journal: Ten Market Disruptors For 2015

  1. Financial Services Disruptor: Mobile Technology
  2. Technology Disruptor: Wearables
  3. Consumer Discretionary Disruptor: Digitalization
  4. Energy Disruptor: US Oil Exports
  5. Industrials Disruptor: Oil Prices
  6. Consumer Staples Disruptor: Demographics
  7. Healthcare Disruptor: The Supreme Court
  8. Materials Disruptor: The Chinese Economy
  9. Telecom Disruptor: REITs
  10. Utilities Disruptor: Congressional Action on the EPA

IDC: Top 10 Technology Predictions for 2015

  1. New technologies will account for 100% of growth in telecom IT
  2. Wireless data, the largest segment of the telecom sector, will also be the fastest growing
  3. Phablets will be the mobile growth engine
  4. New partnerships to redraw cloud computing’s landscape
  5. Data-as-a-Service will drive new big data supply chains
  6. The IoT will continue to rapidly expand the traditional IT industry
  7. Cloud service providers will become the new data center, redrawing the IT landscape
  8. Rapid expansion of industry-specific digital platforms
  9. Adoption of new security and printing innovations
  10. More China, everywhere

IBM: Next Five in Five

  1. You’ll beam up friends in 3-D
  2. Batteries will breathe air to power our devices
  3. You won’t need to be a scientist to save the planet
  4. Your commute will be personalized
  5. Computers will help energize your city

IEEE: Top Technology Trends for 2015

  1. Time is right for wearable devices
  2. Internet of Anything becoming all-encompassing
  3. Building security into software design
  4. The age of software-designed anything (SDx)
  5. Cloud security and privacy concerns grow
  6. 3d printing poised for takeoff
  7. Telling the future with predictive analytics
  8. Security considerations for embedded computing
  9. Real growth in augmented reality applications
  10. Continuous digital health

Mashable: 5 Digital Health Trends You’ll See in 2015

  1. Wearables for the ear
  2. Sweat sensor strips
  3. Smartphone case devices
  4. Prescription-only apps
  5. Healthier lighting