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Information, Communication and Technology Predictions for 2013
January 09, 2013
With a new year comes a new beginning of trends in the technology industry. Specifically, strong trends are being observed in information, communications and technology, which are positioned to steadily grow throughout 2013.
Mobile Devices will Overtake Desktops
By 2014, mobile Internet usage will exceed desktop Internet usage, according to Sven Hammar, CEO, Apica, a provider of load testing and performance monitoring solutions that optimize cloud and mobile applications. This means that in 2013 developers will be working on fine-tuning their mobile apps and websites to capitalize on this audience. And, application testing tools will evolve to support any device with HTML versus device-specific code.
Additionally in 2013, companies utilizing hybrid cloud solutions will realize that they need to have a reliable and redundant network connection to the Internet not only from their main headquarters but from every local branch of the office, said Hammar.
This past year, social media brought a new level of risk to IT departments as a new type of DDoS attack emerged. So in 2013, in addition to traditional hacking, websites will need to be aware of social media-driven attacks that can change traffic levels to 10 Gb/s, 100 Gb/s and more.
“Regardless of whether the attack is a malicious hack or a Facebook (News - Alert) post or organized tweet, very few enterprise infrastructures can handle this load. Normal DDoS protection will not work. Organizations will safeguard themselves by ensuring their sites can absorb the load in a cloud fashion and by having a well-organized and tested plan of action,” explained Hammar.
In 2013, fixed-mobile convergence, a trend toward seamless connectivity between fixed and wireless telecommunications networks, will come to an end, said Torbjorn Sandberg, CEO, Netadmin Systems, a provider of OSS systems. Consumers and enterprises have started to display disparate behaviors and patterns when compared to what can be offered over fixed and mobile access.
“There is only one solution to this demand, and that is to give all consumers and enterprises access to fiber or vectoring. LTE (News - Alert) and obsolete technologies will not cut it,” said Sandberg.
So, in order to meet the demands of consumers and enterprises efficiently, service providers will start to readily share the same networks, either because of the capital needed to invest in the equipment or because it suits local competition conditions.
“It is not enough to lay fiber alone or upgrade to vectoring – an environment is also required in which multiple service providers can thrive and reach the customers simply and easily,” explained Sandberg.
Advanced operations support systems are needed to provide support for automated service fulfillment and service assurance within an operator and between operators.
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Edited by Rachel Ramsey
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