Ten Significant Tech Innovations for 2015
Mobile, the cloud and cyber-security will continue to dominate tech headlines this year, but the following "critical tech innovations for 2015," adapted from a list compiled by the IEEE Computer Society, will recast these topics in a fresher, forward-focused light. They include wearable devices, 3D printing, what's called "augmented reality" and an anticipated redefinition of the Internet of things (IoT) and the Internet of everything (IoE). Combined, these technologies are expected to enable organizations to work faster and smarter, while driving down costs on products and services. "2015 should see real progress in these areas," says incoming IEEE Computer Society President Thomas Conte, who is also an electrical and computer science professor at Georgia Tech. "We are reaching an inflection point for 3D printing, which will revolutionize manufacturing, and the exponential growth in devices connected to the Internet makes interoperability and standards critical." The IEEE Computer Society is a leading global computing membership organization, which serves as an information and career-development source for professors, researchers, software engineers, IT professionals, employers and students.