Working in the IT and networking industries means that we’re constantly faced with new technological breakthroughs that have the potential literally to redefine the digital world. For passionate techies like ourselves, speculating about upcoming network technologies and reading up on the latest advances in computing is one of the most exciting parts of our job.

We’re always keeping an eye on the latest network technologies and trends, and we’ve compiled a list of seven technologies of the near future that could have a dramatic impact on network management as we know it. We originally published this article late last year, and we thought it would be a good idea to revisit what we discussed in the form of a slideshare for easy reading. Some of the technologies discussed in the slideshare include:

  • Expressive Internet Architecture (XIA)
  • 5G Mobile Networks
  • Diamond Semiconductors
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • 4D Networks

If you’d like to find out more about how to prepare your network for the future, download our free WAN Metrics Guide here.