Our prediction is that 2016 will be the year when previous years’ predictions come true. Arguably, there is no absolute showstopper around the corner for tech, but concept like Big Data and emerging technologies such as SDN will mature and start making an impact on global IT infrastructure. The year gone by contained some hard lessons about data security and the responsibility businesses have for the data they collect. Expect both buyers and vendors of web hosting and cloud services to do more to protect and guarantee the location of data over the next 12 months. 2016 is the year to focus on your IT; on technology like cloud and SDN, on the security you need to protect your data, and on an IT infrastructure that can cope with an increasingly complex network of endpoints, applications and information. With nearly two decades of experience at the heart of the internet, UKFast has learned that businesses that stay ahead of the technology curve are the ones that grow the fastest. Reacting to the constantly evolving digital landscape will be the key to success in 2016.