CES touts the changing landscape in connectivity and computing.

CES signThis year’s CES showed us new and improved ways to stay organized, productive, entertained and interconnected, in ways that many of us have never really thought about.  From smart phones, tablets and wearable devices, to connected appliances, autos and TVs, our lives are becoming at one with technology.

According to CES:

  • There will be more smartphones and tablets available in 2014 then ever before.
  • The proliferation of these devices and others is expected to triple IP traffic in the next five years.
  • By 2020, there will be 6 connected devices per person.

So what does this all point to for the future? Companies such as Intel and Cisco are gearing up to seize their share of the new computing marketplace. Intel announced that its goal is to leave no computing opportunity untapped.  “If there is a device that computes or connects users, it can do so best with Intel inside”, the company said.

Cisco themed their efforts around “The Internet of Everything (IoE).”  The concept reflects a world where the power of the Internet is always at our fingertips.  Network–connected sensors will be embedded in everything from health monitoring to manufacturing processes.  Connecting, tracking and analyzing people, processes, data and things will not only significantly impact personal lives, but will also profoundly change the way business is done.

It’s quite exciting to think about the evolution in interconnectivity and the continued proliferation of new computing devices, software and applications.  It’s also as a bit daunting, especially for the IT manager who must plan for their company’s future bandwidth needs. IT managers can’t begin to anticipate the broadband demand for these new always-connected employees, machines and personal computing devices that will exponentially require more robust broadband.  Even in today’s environment, many IT managers find it challenging to manage bandwidth, security and resources in the BYOD (bring your own device) environment.  And this is just the tip of the changing landscape.

As for the excitement and challenges the future will bring? We’ll have to see what CES 2015 brings us.

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Jenny Bourbiel

About Jenny Bourbiel

Jenny Bourbiel is Vice President of Marketing for Skyriver. She oversees marketing, public relations, product management and customer relationship programs for Skyriver. A new addition to the Skyriver portfolio of services is the company's innovative 5G class millimeter wave broadband service, Skyriver Magnitude (TM). As a lifetime marketer and technology enthusiast, she bonds smart customer insights and creative thinking to connect people with Skyriver broadband services in profound and lasting ways. Since joining the Skyriver team, her customer centric initiatives have strengthened new customer growth as well as customer loyalty. Jenny brings a wealth of marketing knowledge to Skyriver, in both executive and brand management roles with leading consumer and technology brands including Verizon Wireless, Hilton Hotels, DirecTV, WD-40, and AT&T Wireless. At AT&T Wireless, she managed the marketing strategy for next generation wireless services, including the launch of the American Idol partnership that fueled the popularity of texting in the U.S. Prior to joining Skyriver, Jenny was a Marketing Consultant, working with companies such as Cox Business, where her campaigns earned the CTAM Marketing Excellence Gold Award. Earlier, Jenny held the position of Marketing Vice President for Buzztime, an interactive online gaming company. Jenny’s passion for marketing extends to her community involvement. She has sat on various marketing committees, and was on the Board of Directors for the Arts Center Foundation. Jenny holds a B.S. Degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University with an emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Spanish.