The compiled list of the 10 technological trends to come or that will continue in 2017, is of course not exhaustive but it also reflects the reality of the field like experiments it is internationally or the emergence of augmented reality to better visualize the data. It is also not a question of fantasizing about the predictions to come in the next five to ten years but of giving some answers on the impact of the actions currently carried out by certain technologies like the deep learning or the network protocol Mesh Thread for connected objects.


Finally, some existing solutions are also being enhanced to provide more agility and experience for users or administrators such as unified communications platforms that move more towards mobility or the SD-WAN approach as an alternative or a complement to MPLS networks.

  1. Better view data with augmented reality

And if the augmented reality was the simplest and intuitive way to visualize data! Last June, at the DigiWorld Future 2016 event organized by Idate, the Rennes-based research institute b <> com, presented, through its Data SpotR application, a new experience in visualization Data. For this, the research institute exploits a virtual reality helmet – for its demonstration an HTC Vive – to immerse itself in the data.


  1. 2. Battle around the supervision of containers

Since its open source recovery in 2013 (the containers arrived in 2004 with Solaris 10), the containerization of applications with Docker or CoreOS is a success, and companies of whatever size adopt it easily in production. It has become a de facto standard. Beyond the container itself, the stakes have shifted to the supervision of containers in production to track what is happening inside these containers.

  1. Thread, a mesh network for IoT

The billions of connected objects announced by the various consulting firms in the next five years will invade our personal and professional environment. But this profusion of objects is synonymous with a multiplicity of protocols and communication standards. Indeed, like any recent technology, each manufacturer tries to impose its often proprietary solutions. And to facilitate the communication of these different connected objects, the Thread Group promotes the Thread protocol, a mesh network protocol (of mesh type) of low power.


  1. The great leap forward of deep learning

On October 24th and 25th, a training course on deep learning organized by the University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA) was held in Reims in partnership with chip maker Nvidia and Atos, leading players in this field.


On this occasion, numerous presentations and simulations around deep learning were presented, notably via the Bull Romeo supercomputer integrating the NVIDIA DGX-1 server (computing power equivalent to 250 conventional servers).

  1. Unified communications resolutely turned towards mobility

Faced with business users increasingly dependent on mobile devices and moving away from traditional telephony solutions, incumbent and alternative operators are increasingly moving towards unified communications solutions in the cloud, even though they represent, On average, less than 10% market share in France. The margin of progression remains, therefore, important. But users also want to benefit from the functionalities of these UCaaS solutions directly from their smartphone, their tablet or laptops.

  1. The hyper-convergence towards maturity

Two billion euros is the global turnover in 2016 generated by the hyper converged systems according to the research firm Gartner, i.e. 79% increase compared to 2015. In 2019, revenues should even reach five Billions of euros. It is necessary of course to qualify the adoption of solutions of hyper convergence because many companies still have difficulty to identify the benefits that these solutions bring.

  1. SD-WAN, an alternative or complement to MPLS links

For or a multi-site company, the MPLS (Multiprotocol label switching) network, which has been in place for more than 15 years, is no longer adapted to data transfer over long distances and new uses of the cloud since online services are very greedy In network resources.


Moreover, for these companies, MPLS links are expensive and complex to deploy. Faced with this fact, more and more companies are moving towards SD-WAN, a technology based on a secure, controlled and inexpensive Internet network.

  1. Hybrid Cloud: the path of reason

According to IDC, subscriptions to public cloud offerings are expected to amount to € 38.6 billion in four years compared with € 15 billion in 2015 in Western Europe, an average annual increase of 20.8% until 2020. Nearly 65% of this income is generated by the United Kingdom, Germany, and France.


In detail, 36% of subscriptions to public cloud services are made by manufacturing, production and banking industries. Do these figures show a massive upcoming migration of corporate infrastructure in the public cloud?  

  1. Safety: focus on behavioral analysis tools

During the IT Tour 2016, the editorial staff of Monde was able to observe the importance of the number of attacks of the type crytolockers that the companies had to face. On average, more than one company out of two were affected by this type of attack. Similarly, a very large number of them have undergone threats such as DDoS, worms, and other trojans. It must be understood that behind all these attacks, there is no 100% effective protection.

  1. Focus on the 5G


The 5G will not commercially see the day before 2020-2025, its definitive standardization is not yet on the agenda but the future performances announced by the various experiments of equipment manufacturers and operators let us dream: a band Up to 1000 times faster than current mobile networks, a maximum latency time of 1 ms round-trip end-to-end (five times less than 4G), a reduction in the use of The network energy close to 90% and up to 100 times more.