The New Year is almost upon us and it is time to start strategist for the upcoming year ahead. There are plenty of things that will change and changes in the digital world are one of the main things you need to be prepared for to make the most out of this year.

In order for you to be up to date with the internet service here are five things to keep in mind.internet-users

1. It Will Go Mobile

The continuous rise of smartphones will also affect the internet. Many people are turning away from browsing the internet on their desktop computers to browsing it on their mobile phones.

Therefore for businesses it is really important to focus on customizing websites for mobile phones.

There will also be an increased demand for good web-based applications. These are really popular among people and if you have a good app idea for the New Year then there is no better time for publishing it.

2. Simplicity Of Design

There are also going to be changes in the way the internet looks and feels. Mainly the changes will mean that simplicity is really back in the driving seat. The simpler the website design in 2014 the better it is going to fair in attracting customers and viewers.

This does seem like a good thing and is especially beneficial for small businesses, for instance. These companies often don’t have the resources for fancy web design so keeping it simple will level out the playing field.

3. The Internet Of Things

There have been predictions that thi year will be the year of Internet of Things (IoT). This means that more data is going to be created by ‘things’ (the internet) than by humans. This provides many opportunities as well as challenges.

Many industries can really benefit from this data explosion but it also requires a lot of focus on getting the right tools. IoT relies on vast cloud computing and high-speed connectivity and there needs to be a bigger investment in these if you really want to get all the benefits.

4. Reliability And Security

Because more and more people will be spending time on the internet the security aspect will be huge. It is really important that people finally learn more about how to stay safe online and keep up to date with the latest security developments.

For businesses and people who have a website it is important to provide reliability and internet security. People won’t be waiting for websites to load or keep coming back to a site that keeps crashing down.

Therefore JaguarPC predicts that VPS hosting for websites is going to be the thing to look out for in 2014.

5. High-Speed Improvements

High-speed internet connections have slowly been making their way in the recent years you will see these become more mainstream. This is a good thing for the consumer and the prices are slowly but steadily going down.

Business Bee article also highly recommends that business owners finally start considering opting for high-speed connections as well. These are going to really boost business and the earlier you start using it the more advantage you’ll get against your competitors.

Tina is a big technology fan and she always tries to stay on top of the newest developments. She also loves animals and is currently going through a process of getting a new rescue dog

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