Five of the Top Emerging Technology Trends of 2014

In a recent study, technology research firm Gartner identified trends emerging this year, with the potential to have a significant impact on enterprises over the next three years.

David Cearley, a vice president at the firm, said there is a “Nexus of Forces” made up of social, mobile, cloud and information technologies, which are converging and creating demand for “advanced programmable infrastructure that can execute at web-scale.”

Here are the top 5 trends Gartner identified:

Mobile Device Diversity and Management

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phenomenon is a new reality in the workplace.

Businesses are in the middle of deciding how they want to address the expectations of their employees, and some business are pushing BYOD themselves, in a bid to save costs on hardware and software.

According to Gartner, one result of BYOD is “a doubling or even tripling of the size of the mobile workforce.”

Provisioning for all of these devices is a major undertaking, and one addressed by Avaya Identity Engines, which helps ensure secure network access for employees, guests, and partners, even when they are using personal devices at work.

Read the rest of this article on Avaya Perspectives.

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