Tales From the 2012 Gartner Symposium

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 10-30-2012

Tales From the 2012 Gartner Symposium

Sondegaard reported that 90% of the cloud services providers use a subscription-payment model, rather than a pay-as-you-go approach.

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So far, 80% of companies have adopted software as a service, according to Sondergaard.

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1.6 billion smart mobile products, including smartphones and tablets, will be purchased worldwide in 2016, he reported.

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A whopping 67% of the people working in the corporate world will have a smartphone in 2016.

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CIOs and security monitors beware: More than 300 billion apps will be downloaded annually starting in 2016.

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iPads will be more prevalent in the enterprise than RIM's BlackBerry handsets in less than two years, according to Sondergaard.

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By 2020, more than 30 billion devices will have a constant connection with the Web. Another 150 billion will connect at least periodically.

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80% of business executives say that they definitely need a "critical piece of information" from their IT divisions, but they don't yet have it.

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Although Windows 8 is catching the world by storm, 90% of companies say they won't deploy the operating system until at least 2015.

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IT spending will soar in the coming years, with the compound annual growth rate likely to hit 3.8%. In 2016, total IT spending could hit $4 trillion.

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Sondergaard claimed that by 2015, 4.4 million IT jobs will be created around the world to accommodate the growing importance of big data.

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Just one in three of those available positions will be filled, indicating a major big-data skills gap, Sondergaar said.

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