Juniper: Top Ten Tech Predictions for 2015
Juniper Research has drawn up a list of predictions for the coming year, all neatly wrapped up as the top trends for the tech industries in 2015. A free whitepaper detailing the findings is available to download from the Juniper Research website.
A key prediction is:
1: Securing Your Data: The Time for Encryption, Tokenisation & Biometric Authentication
In the wake of a number of high profile security breaches, cloud service providers need to regain trust (at both the enterprise and consumer level). Thus, we expect to see an increasing array of companies investing in encryption and tokenisation solutions as a means of reducing the risk of data loss or theft during 2015.
As with tokenisation, biometrics are increasingly perceived as a key way to enhance end-user identification and transactional authentication, across an array of technologies. In mobile, the combination of Apple Pay with Touch ID is perhaps the most high-profile example, but we envisage that markets where the mobile device is already used for personal authentication (such as Scandinavia and the Baltic states) will rapidly incorporate biometrics as an additional factor. The technology is also entering the card space: biometric technology developer IDEX has recently agreed to provide fingerprint sensor technology to Card Tech for incorporation into a digital card.
The Top 10 Tech Trends whitepaper also has more detail on the following topics:
2. Wrist Wearables Smarten Up, and Know Their Limits
3. 2015 - The Year of NFC (At Last!)
4. All About the Data!
5. Leading Retailers to Facilitate Cryptocurrency Payment
6. Attack of the Drones
7. Consumers Take Control of their Own (Digital) Health
8. Budget Phablets, Smartphones Go Global
9. Location Based Services Move Indoors
10. Deep Linking to Become Standard Across Apps