Six Reasons Why CES Should Scare the Hell out of Network Administrators

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The Wearable Watch – Data Control

The wearable watch will be a major trend in 2015 with the highly anticipated launch of the Apple Watch and a number of other popular watches already on the market. Samsung introduced its Gear S at CES, which is essentially a phone for your wrist. It includes a SIM card, makes calls and accesses the Internet. With the Gear S, Samsung makes one of the boldest plays, suggesting consumers replace phones entirely. Similar devices, including Withings Activité Pop, Garmin Fenix 3, LG Audi smartwatch and Guess Connect, encourage consumers to stay connected through all hours of the day. As employees introduce these connected devices alongside smartphones and tablets to the network, the level of data control that IT has diminishes. Overall, the watch is trending to be one of the biggest IT headaches this year.

Held in Las Vegas annually, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) stands as a symbol of what is possible in technology. CES has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years — a global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. And 2015's show was no exception.

Networked homes, more capable wearable devices, wireless entertainment and even your own personal drones were at the head of the list for 2015. While the tech geek is busting at the seams with anticipation, the network administrator is scared to death. All of this technology results in bandwidth hoarding, security vulnerabilities and compliance concerns for IT departments.

In this slideshow, Ipswitch, a software and service provider, explores the technologies emerging from CES with the most potential to disrupt the business and network. If you're a network administrator, these six trends should have you concerned.


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