6 Technology Trends That Dominated 201610-19-2016 at 04:23 pm - Staff - 10518 Comments
Think back ten years ago. Most of us can’t imagine our lives without iPhones, Square card readers, or silly cat videos on YouTube. Our lives are increasingly becoming connected to our devices due to a sonic boom in technology. Smartphones are becoming smarter, Siri is getting sassier, and our everyday tasks are being streamlined. As we approach a new season, let’s take a look at the six technology trends that dominated in 2016.
1. The Device Mesh
One device to rule them all.
First desktop, then came mobile and tablet. As we became interacting with each device on a daily basis, we began exploring the ways in which we could connect and streamline them. From information technology cloud storage and file air drop to controlling your home’s thermostat with an app, we’re excited to see further development in wearables including watches and glasses.
Experience the magic.
Even the advertising and design fields are evolving with technology. The past few years, user experience has become a key player in website visits, app downloads, and purchasing habits. User experience studies real-time contextual information as the user travels from one place to another in the device. Professionals in these fields will be shifting their focus toward’s design and its role in the buyer experience.
3. 3D Printing
Can we zap a pretzel over here?
Our information technology team first thought it was a joke when 3D printing was revealed. But seriously, it’s the coolest trend we’ve seen yet. It’s now possible to mix multiple materials together, which is extremely useful for field operations or repairs. Our best guess here at DMC Services is that we’ll continue to see advances in the range of materials being used. Nickel alloys, glass, and carbon fiber just to name a few.
4. Artificial Intelligence
iPhone, iPad, iRobot?
Since the turn of the century, society has been looking forward to the development of artificial intelligence. Quickly evolving, we’re noticing it in a growing number of our devices. Digital assistants such as Siri and Alexa are also becoming popular, which deciphers speech and translates into data input. Wish your files could just store themselves? Our information technology cloud storage is there for that. No wait required.
5. Virtual and Augmented Reality
It’s all in your head, or is it?
Augmented reality had a modest start, but now it’s really picking up. With the unveiling of Oculus and Galaxy, we’re starting to discover the many ways we can utilize this technology. You can take the app, Pokémon Go, as a prime example. Still providing a physical/digital experience to the user (without the goggles), it’s pushing the way we interact with our electronics.
6. Better In-App Experiences
This app-lies to everyone.
Starting to see more and more people on their phones? Believe us, they’re not just texting. They’re poking around on their apps, of course! Developers are aiming for users to remain in these applications as long as possible. The results? Apps that serve a variety or purpose, or have the ability to interconnect.
What are some of your favorite devices or trends that have happened this year? Share your stories and thoughts with our information technology gurus below!