Thoughts on trend-setting technology in 2015
As we are standing on the threshold of a beckoning 2015. its important to peek into the near future and see what opportunities the new year provides especially in the cutting-edge field of technology. 2014 really saw a rapid emergence of cloud technology globally, a topic I’ve touched on several times in my previous posts. Even for us at LGIT, a Gold Microsoft Certified Training Provider, we have seen an increase in the number delegates signing up for Azure training and we have also stepped up our cloud services training offerings, as we prepare for a busier 2015. The big question right in front of us is, where is technology headed to in 2015 and beyond and how do we best position ourselves to seize the moment?
After laying low during the first 7 weeks of his tenure at Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Microsoft’s chief promptly painted a picture of the future efforts of Microsoft, of which Microsoft’s cloud platform, Azure plays a central role. Since then he has been championing the vision of mobile-first and cloud-first as the future of tech, in 2015 and beyond. At the company’s Future Coded event in London earlier this year, he said:
“To me, when we say mobile first, it’s not the mobility of the device, it’s actually the mobility of the individual experience,”
In a highly connected world, the need to deliver unique mobile experience has never been more obvious. A recent survey by a consulting firm suggests that Cellphones are more ubiquitous than electricity, piped water in Africa, which clearly shows that its imperative for organizations to have a serious focus on delivering unique mobile experiences to their clients.
Nadella further said consumers are now surrounded with devices and sensors and the “richness of that compute fabric” plus cloud computing is making new mobile services possible. To paraphrase, he said the following:
“The only way you are going to be able to orchestrate the mobility of these applications and data is through the cloud… That’s why the juxtaposition of cloud infrastructure and mobile experiences is where the world is going.”
So there you have it, 2015 and beyond will be about mobile and cloud first initiatives leading way. What’s your tech strategy for 2015?