4. Software-Defined Anything
As software-defined anything (SDx) grows in the marketplace, Gartner predicts that more and more standards and regulations will pop up over 2014. Gartner said it expects vendors in particular will be reluctant to adopt standards that will affect the bottom line. However, on the bright side, Gartner said the end consumer will be the benefactor of simpler and more efficient products at a lower cost.