Find out how we got on when we made a series of tech predictions for 2017 at the start of last year.Posted on 08 January 2018 -
At the start of each year, we like to gaze into our crystal balls to predict what’s in store for the year ahead. Our 2018 predictions will be on their way soon, but first here’s a look back at our tech predictions for 2017 to see how we got on.
Predicting future trends and events in your industry and publishing them in a format that can be read by your customers and peers can be daunting, but not as daunting as going back to look at those predictions after the vent to see how they panned out. Here goes…
No, we can’t chalk this one up as a win. DDoS is still a thing, but it was far less of an issue in 2017 than it had been in 2016. We thought things were ramping up for armageddon as access and knowledge of how to launch DDoS attacks became more widespread. Thankfully, that didn’t materialise.
t's definitely getting there. Apple last week pushed a notification out to millions of customers encouraging them to take it up. But it’s still not quite the norm.
Unfortunately, we saw this one coming a mile off. The repeal that came in December 2017 means we fight on once again for Net Neutrality.
It’s fair to say it has. It remains the weapon of choice for us and is now used by every hosting provider we know.
It kind of did. We heard it talked of in anger by two big clients in two separate meetings in December. Prior that it was an absolute no-no for both those clients. It is just a couple of anecdotal pieces of evidence, but it is a sign that perhaps containerisation is becoming real.
Absolutely, and the trend is set to continue. Smart home hubs are now widespread and smart home products and accessories are now starting to pop up with their own television adverts - a sure-fire sign of a move to the mainstream.
Yes, eventually. It took until perhaps the final quarter of 2017 for the chatter to translate into action. It remains a major focus for us and we expect more and more of our clients to be asking the relevant questions of us between now and May (when GDPR comes into effect).
Yes, mobile has won.
We now think mobile-first because that’s how Google thinks.
There has been an increase in IPv6 adoption rates, but not as fast as ought to be the case.
Yes, and in spades. Cryptocurrency is in the mainstream news, the financial news and the tech news. We’d call that a resurgence in interest. The Bitcoin boom/bubble has particularly fascinated the media and public in recent weeks.
The actuality is finally beginning to reflect the promise of years ago.
That’s it. We didn’t do too badly, did we? No time to rest on our laurels though: the 2018 tech predictions beckon. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn to make sure you don’t miss out on those.