IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 12-07-2012

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

90% of the growth in the IT sector will be driven by the third platform between 2013 and 2020.

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

IT spending will exceed $2.1 trillion next year, a 6% increase compared to 2012.

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

The market impact of mobile devices will be huge in 2013. If mobile devices weren’t flooding the enterprise next year, IT industry growth would be half of what it’s expected to be.

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

The enterprise is creating some interesting changes in consumers’ adoption of mobile devices. The “anytime, anywhere access” of smartphones and tablets has made them become the primary way in which people go online.

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

Mini tablets, boasting screens of less than 8 inches, will be a major driver of Web connectivity and tablet adoption. Up to 60% of the 170 million tablets that are expected to ship next year will be mini tablets.

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

If you’re using cloud-based solutions, be prepared for possible changes. Over the next 20 months, more than $25 billion will be spent on cloud acquisitions, practically ensuring some consolidation.

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

2013 could usher in a new era in which security vendors and IT departments use your employees’ social-networking credentials as part of their identity management environment.

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

Businesses can be expected to “struggle with enterprise social network sprawl in the transition from experimentation to integration” next year.

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

IDC estimates investment in big data analytics could almost hit $10 billion next year.

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'

Analytics and discovery tools and analytic applications are expected to be the hottest part of next year’s investments in big data technologies and services.

IT Expected to Transition to 'Third Platform'