The same thing is happening with other devices as well, with a wide range of desktops, laptops, hybrid devicesand tablets being introduced. Business userswill thus turn to the manufacturers that offer both reliability and innovative features, and most importantly the versatility to enable productivity in any situation. The Lenovo LaVie Z, for example, recently unveiled at CES 2015, meets these needs by combining the formidable power of fifth-generation Intel processors with the portability of a machine that weighs less than 800 grams and is less than 2cm thin.
5. Enterprises renew their emphasis on security and reliability
There have been many security scares in 2014, including the discovery of the Heartbleed and Shellshock bugs. Compounding these security headaches for businesses' IT departments is the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) trend. A recent Gartner survey showed that a quarter of business users admitted to having had a security issue with their personal devices in 2013, but that only 27 percent of those had reported it to their employer. Another Gartner report noted that Singaporean businesses have started to pay much more attention to their security measures over the past year.
The nascent Choose-Your-Own-Device (CYOD) trend, which satisfies both the need for security as well as end-users' need for choice, will continue to accelerate in 2015 as businesses turn to manufacturers with proven track records in enterprise environments for increased security and reliability, as well as easeof deployment.
With technological advances in the gadget space evolving at breakneck speed, the businesses of today expect ever more mobility and convenience with no compromises from their IT products. On top of this, manufacturers need to properly invest in research and development so as to design innovative new features that will excite business owners and be truly relevant. Having said that, 2015 will also mark the year where the focus will return to performance, reliability and security. The star products of 2015 will thus be the ones that successfully balance all these factors.
Sign up for MIS Asia eNewsletters.