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Upcoming Tech in 2015 – a New Year of Innovation

With the New Year around the corner you can expect lots of new, shiny, and innovative technology in your future. From wearable goodies to bendable screens this upcoming year could prove exciting! While this is definitely not everything, these are the technologies that stood out. Samsung announced plans for a smartphone with a bendable display. According Lee Chang-hoon at the Samsung Investor Forum 2014 held in New York, Samsung ???????will secure production capacity of 30,000 to 40,000 by the end of next year. We plan to provide consumers with a product that has a flexible display by the end of the year.??????? Which will prove to be a huge competitive edge for Samsung in this upcoming year.


Samsung, however, isn’t the only tech innovator of the upcoming New Year as Apple is releasing the Apple Watch pitching it as their ???????most personal device yet.??????? This wearable smart device will come packed with software like Apple Pay, Actionable Notifications, and companion ???????WatchKit Apps??????? to make usage a breeze. According to Apple????????s website, consumers can expect to see these devices hit stores in early 2015. (For more information check out http://www.apple.com/watch/overview/?cid=wwa-us-kwg-watch-com ) With an assortment of colors and band styles this nifty device should offer significant competition to current wearable technologies.


According to an Article released by Microsoft in November titled Microsoft brings Office to everyone, everywhere there will be a touch version update for Microsoft Office products for expanded functionality with touchscreen devices. John Case, corporate VP at microsoft, states that, ???????With over a billion Office customers worldwide, and over 40 million downloads on the iPad, it????????s clear that Office applications are what people want to use to get things done.??????? This trend has spurred the update in productivity and we can all expect future Microsoft products to be similarly goaled towards mobility and ubiquitous access. (Check out the original article by Microsoft http://news.microsoft.com/2014/11/06/microsoft-brings-office-to-everyone-everywhere/ ).


Further, Microsoft is expanding their Office suite with the inclusion of Microsoft Sway and Microsoft Business intelligence and has announced Windows 10. For those unaware, Microsoft Sway is a web application with similar functionality to PowerPoint with added features like pre-defined design layouts, anywhere availability, and the ability to quickly and dynamically create and view presentations without having Microsoft office installed on your workstation. This nifty application has a lot of potential! Check out this video by Microsoft showing how Sway works (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jw-g6IuBVJE).


Lastly, windows 10 ???????represents the first step of a whole new generation of Windows. Windows 10 unlocks new experiences for customers to work, play, and connect. Windows 10 embodies what our customers (both consumers and enterprises) demand and what we will deliver.??????? Some of these deliverables include enterprise grade security, identity and information protection, simplified management and deployment, and more choice. There will be lots of new technology emerging in 2015, leaving heavily on mobility and simplicity, so now is the time to plan for the future and position your business for success this upcoming year. For additional detail on Windows 10, check out the following article (http://blogs.windows.com/business/2014/09/30/introducing-windows-10-for-business/ ) As technologies grow and develop so too must your business.