There will always be an ever-growing list of the latest must-have tech gadgets. Which breakthroughs are here to stay and worthy of your time and money? We’ve consulted tech experts and scoured tech expos to share the 5 technology trends you won’t want to miss in 2017:
Technology Trends 2017
1. Cutting Cable Isn’t a Sacrifice
There are now countless services dedicated to live streaming and DVR bundles. There are more channels available and even options for live viewing, like sports and breaking news, are now available. By combining services, you can access all your favorite cable features, including pausing and recording. If you’ve been waiting to cut the cord, 2017 might be your year. Before making the change though, consider what people are waiting to see before cutting their cable.
2. Learning the Difference Between AR and VR
Augmented reality (AR) is the blending of virtual reality and the real world. The popularity of Pokemon Go! introduced us to the addictive possibilities of AR. Virtual reality consoles, like Oculus Rift, are also becoming more affordable and easier to add to the family’s recreation repertoire. Thousands of AR and VR apps are hitting the mainstream, promising something new for everyone.
3. Internet of Things (IoT) Takes Over
The IoT has been gaining momentum for a few years and we’ve written on the importance of considering security as our lives become more interconnected with technology. The IoT of smart home devices is expected to push the market to be more collaborative as users would rather have fewer devices to handle many tasks rather than several individual gadgets and apps.
4. Automation and the Rise of On-demand
While automation will certainly eliminate jobs in some sectors, it also promises to increase options for on-demand services. Think Uber for everything! The creation of automated systems in marketing and customer service also opens the door for tech innovators to blaze new trails. As there are more options to automate processes, there are also new options for customers to get what they want and when they want it without the potential interference of human error.
5. Freedom of Mobility
The ROBO, remove office/branch office, system is becoming increasingly popular as more workplaces realize that they are equally-if not more-productive in mobile form. With the freedom of mobility comes the increasing need for cybersecurity but tech trends are also pushing back against hackers and cyberattacks in more innovative ways than ever before.
Predicting the latest technology trends is no easy task, as the markets and customer demands change quickly. As technology continues to advance, so does the expansion of data we utilize every day. While we wait and see how this technology shapes 2017, utilize online resources from Secure Data Recovery to ensure you are keeping your information safe and secure (regardless of the devise you use).
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