The technological predictions that were fulfilled during 2016

Just ten days after the end of the year, it is necessary to take stock of the experience. The year has been particularly busy in the technological sector, however, at the end of the previous year a series of predictions were made about what would be the technological development in 2016 but which of them have been fulfilled, what technologies remain untapped ? 

Since Entelgy, the company specialized in consulting, technology and outsourcing have made a review of the current year in information technology on the great trends that has left the 2016.


In 2015, the global turnover in cybersecurity amounted to 62,540 million euros and it is expected that by 2018 this figure has increased to 79.292 million euros; Those were the data offered by the consultant Gartner a year ago.

The omens however seem to be short, and is also according to Gartner himself, by the end of this year have invested a total of 81.6 billion dollars (76.728 million euros) in computer security systems and solutions, a 7, 9% more than in 2014. A trend that consolidates cybersecurity as one of the main technological factors that companies take into account.

Everything indicates that this scenario is also fulfilled in Spain, according to the figures that reveal from Entelgy. "It can be seen that more than 20,000 high-impact incidents and more than 2,000 cases of online fraud were handled during our last year in our Advanced Security Operations Center, SmartSOC, while over 1,200 hacking tests Ethical and intrusion testing, and more than 5,000 malware analyzes per month. "

Cloud Computing

Another major player of the year, IDC said in 2015, that by 2018, at least half of IT spending would be cloud-based, accounting for 60% of all IT infrastructure and 60% 70% of all software, services and technology spending by 2020.

The data that have been known this year closely resemble this prediction, and is that this year 43% of Spanish companies are already investing in solutions and technology Cloud, a figure that will continue to grow in the coming months to reach 50% Of new ICT spending in 2020, according to recent IDC predictions.

Internet of Things

According to Gartner figures, the forecast in 2016 was to have more than 6.4 billion devices connected worldwide; A figure they predicted would continue to grow unstoppably at least until 2020. Along the same line was IDC and went even further indicating that this business would expand to 22 billion devices in 2018, boosting the development of more than 200,000 new Applications and services.

Cities and intelligent cars or houses of the future are just some of the IoT applications that will begin to be implemented during the next months and that, already, they can already be observed in some sectors, thanks to that the networks are better, more reliable, faster and Sensors are getting better prices.

A potential already with real application, which seems to confirm that, although today is a technological trend not too landed, the Internet of Things has a remarkable journey ahead.

Big Data

IDC estimated last year that the business that will move on servers, storage and cloud resources used for Big Data-related activities in the EMEA region was to triple by 2019, reaching $ 5.4 billion within just three years . He seems to be right.

Focusing on how this market is evolving we can now see how, according to Gartner, 48% of organizations have invested in Big Data in 2016, 3% more than in 2015.

This figure is also in line with Ovum's analysis that this year Big Data has moved around $ 1.7 billion globally, a trend that is expected to consolidate and increase in the coming years, in which one Correct use of the data will be one of the key axes on which to build companies.


According to IDC, in 2015, 39.5 million adult Americans used handheld devices, including smartwatches and fitness trackers, an increase of 57.7 percent over 2014.

According to the research firm, that growth would continue in 2016 and increase in 2018 with 81.7 million adults who will use this type of smart devices. In fact, exports of traditional Swiss watches have fallen to 1984 levels.

The data have not approached the forecasts, but have gone over, and is that IDC ensures that, according to their estimates, these devices could reach 101.9 million units by the end of the year. This figure represents a growth of 29% compared to those achieved in 2015. The consultant also places the annual growth rate (CAGR) at 20.3%, which would reach 213.6 million units distributed in 2020. A gigantic figure compared to the predictions they estimated for 2018 that 81.7 million adults would wear wearables.

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