As part of its annual Global Editors Conference held in San Francisco, Ciscounveiled the key technology trends for 2017. The predictions have been defined by Cisco Technology Radar , a group of over 80 experts and futurists that highlights eight transformations:
- Encrypted network traffic . Only 10 percent of 1,000 million web pages encrypted traffic sent or received, constituting a major vulnerability. Facebook, Twitter and Google have encrypted their sessions and the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) is creating new standards like HTTP 2.0 with default encryption capability. Cisco is working with the IETF and design solutions as Elliptic Curve Cryptography, which provides a high level of encryption with lower consumption and memory usage, essential to the security and privacy of mobile devices and elements of the Internet of Things (IoT).
- Simplifying network . Simplifying network is essential to offer and enjoy new and better services on the Internet with lower latency. An approach architecture composed of different technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) to make programmable network and prioritizing applications, networking autonomous to facilitate self-configuring and self-management of connected devices or technology convergence IP is required -ópticas.
- Dynamic Spectrum Access . Technologies Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) and the regulations seek to expand the available spectrum bands as 5-GHz TVWS and 3.65-GHz to yield licensed and underused access to wireless Internet space, which will involve the most traffic in 2016 . Cisco isworking on standardizing spectrum sharing technologies based on geo-location and databases, cognitva radio or Software-Defined Radio, which allow devices to adapt to space and available frequencies.
- Security in the Internet of Things . With the exponential growth of IoT (50,000 million connections expected by 2020), we face a growing number of threats and vulnerabilities.Many objects , such as vehicles, medical – sensors or devices operate in unprotected or vulnerable environments and require greater security from the Cloud as at the end of the network.
- Predictive context . The context aware computing (Context-Aware Computing) allows networks to anticipate the information the user needs and provide it in the appropriate place and time. The location is one of the main sources for this, and Cisco is already helping organizations to monitor devices connected to WiFi access points to provide additional value to their end customers in shops, airports or restaurants.
- Real – time analytics . The set of technologies that process data in seconds or minutes for analysis, reporting, or business intelligence automation provide a key role in next -generation networks. Leading companies are integrating this solution with integrated analytics for use in finance, insurance, transportation, surveillance video memory or energy networks. Cisco provides real – time visibility on network traffic with Prime Analytics, and the Cisco UCS platform is ideal to house and process analysis applications in real time.
- Browser – based collaboration . WebRTC, the latest evolution of HTML5 is an open API that facilitates web collaboration without installing accessories. By integrating real – time communications in browsers, WebRTC allow youto share voice, video and data as simple as opening web form. Cisco is helping to standardize WebRTC in Mozilla and Google, and is already used in Jabber and WebEx solutions.
- Fog Computing . Fog Computing Cloud Computing extends to the edge of the network (the “cloud” becomes “fog”) to provide computing services, storage and networking between connected devices and data centers. It is critical for Internet applications of Everything as smart energy distribution or intelligent traffic lights that require mobility capabilities, geo-location, low latency and interactions in real time to process data in motion. The platform enables Cisco IOx integrate and manage software applications directly to routers, switches or IP cameras.
As Ignasi Errando, technical director at Cisco Spain, highlights “ourworld is changing faster than we imagine. Technological transitions take place in months instead of years, watching from the Cloud to video or network programming. To anticipate these transitions, Ciscocollaborates with other companies and industry bodies, acquires leading technology companies and to R & D about 6,000 million dollars annually. In this triple approach, Cisco Technology Radar is a key pillar to identifying and adopting the latest technologies to transform the way we work, live, learn and have fun “ .