As computers continue to get smaller, computer trends are expanding in other ways including greater productivity and mobility in the workplace. Technology that wasn’t available in 2015 will be available to end users in 2016, including virtual reality and 3D cameras. Users will be able to take advantage of smaller computers and new technology in 2016, further increasing their computer power.
Digital Trends reported on some of the latest computer trends that will affect end users in 2016. One of the most important is virtual reality. Although this technology was available in 2015, end users won’t have wide access to it until 2016. The Oculus Rift will see its release in the first quarter of 2016, while the HTC Vive will be released in April. The Oculus Rift is a virtual reality system that allows users to experience the feeling of actually being there, and it is the next generation in virtual reality technology. The HTC Vive offers full immersion in virtual reality, and both systems are available for pre-order until their releases.
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One of the biggest computer trends is the shrinking of computers. Manufacturers are moving away from the original Intel design to create systems that are smaller and offer better video output with Mini DisplayPort or HDMI 2.0. This move to newer systems has been fueled by the introduction of the Compute Stick, a system that is similar in appearance to a flash drive and can be accessorized with items like a portable keyboard.
As previously reported in Inquisitr, some of the computer trends will impact workplace productivity, while other trends will affect consumers. Virtual reality is a big part of the growth, although workplace productivity will increase, too. Workplace productivity will be fueled by smaller devices that allow users to connect through cloud computing and Wi-Fi, and allow users to work anyplace and anytime without the need for connection through remote desktops.
Innovation Excellence reported that the latest computer trends will impact innovators, as well. Cisco calls it “The Internet of Things.” By 2020, 50 billion devices will be connected wirelessly. This includes smartphones, appliances and office equipment. Cisco estimated that this connectivity will amount to about $4.6 trillion for the public sector.
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One of the results of this change in computing will lead to changes in data science and digital transformation. Having this many devices connected generates an incredible amount of data that will have to be protected and stored. Organizing, analyzing, and managing this data will require more cybersecurity, as well as adapting computer devices to meet the needs of storing this data.
Digital transformation will require governments to adapt to the changing needs of computer users as well as updating their technology to keep pace with their citizens so that crucial private data is protected. This includes information on everything from taxes to healthcare. Both businesses and governments will have access to a tremendous amount of information that allows businesses to determine the demographics of their audiences while governments receive valuable data on the composition of their citizenry.
For businesses, this means an opportunity to develop better products and services, as well as delivery of those products and services to the marketplace. The government has the opportunity to use this information to more efficiently deliver resources and services to its citizens. With so many different types of computers and other devices connected, both business and government will have to adapt to meet the needs of these devices.
These and other computer trends will lead to the need for better super computers to process all this data and help computer users more efficiently process their data. Computer users will benefit from the improvements with smaller devices and greater productivity.
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