Here are the influential voices leading the conversations where nonprofits and technology overlap.
Technology is a field where innovation never stops, but these hot tech trends are the top ones worth following in 2014.
Cybersecurity: High-profile hacks, data breaches and revelations regarding government snooping in 2013 will propel security to the forefront of IT watercooler conversations in 2014.
The Mobile Cloud: Advances in cloud-based data synchronization, storage and processing will mean more reliable, scalable and responsive mobile applications and services.
Big Data Analysis: Businesses will begin leveraging all that data they’ve been collecting and hoarding for the past few years for practical purposes.
Social Business: Companies will further differentiate themselves by improving customer interactions through the adoption of more predictive, collaborative and data-rich social media tools.
Platform as a Service (PaaS): The widespread adoption of cloud services that greatly simplify the scaling up of application and OS deployments will escalate.
Connected/Smart Devices: Public awareness of the growing interconnectedness of machines, humans and the greater technological ecosystem will go mainstream in a big way.
3D Printing: The technology will become more affordable as it matures and will evolve into an engine of efficiency and cost savings for a number of industries.
Not everyone can build tech that saves lives/changes the world. That's OK. But it’d be cool if more people tried http://t.co/6jov4XVvMd
— Ben Yoskovitz (@byosko) January 29, 2014
"Don't Confuse Big Data with Cloud" - Excerpt of a conversation with Shakespeare and Abraham Lincoln.
— Christopher Kusek (@cxi) January 20, 2014
When refrigerators, TVs, and cars attack http://t.co/C6hxtjzG5J "Hacking the Internet of Things"
— Steve Case (@SteveCase) January 20, 2014
— Gerd Leonhard (@gleonhard) January 26, 2014