IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 02-18-2013

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

Innovation’s Mass Appeal  Thanks to the recession-influenced mantra of "do more with less," even small companies will embrace cloud, mobility and social solutions.

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

Faster, Larger and Easier  Any tech that's slow, cumbersome, user-unfriendly and incompatible with other tech will be DOA.

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

Openness Trumps All  A push for greater information sharing, exchanging and creating will increase the demand for open platforms.

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

The Distributed Economy  The "Everything as a Service" shift will spark popularity for new technologies such as 3D printing for custom manufacturing.

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

Sitting at the Corporate Table  Once resigned to back-office tasks and supplying "tech stuff," IT will play even bigger business-focused role for digital data, e-commerce, business automation, etc.

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

Learning to Love  Corporate leaders will learn to love mobility and BOYD now that many apps deliver on business strategies, which is why Mobile Application Management will matter as much as Mobile Device Management.

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

Less Worries  At the very least, leaders will more readily embrace the cloud’s business value-enhancing qualities as opposed to fretting about availability and security issues.

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

Unstructured Data Abounds  80% of data is unstructured, which will lead CIOs to consider better social-media analytics and machine-to-machine solutions.

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

Specialists Win  Given how complex cloud computing, mobility and big data are becoming, vendors with unique expertise, as opposed to "be all/end alls," will gain competitive edge for your contracts.

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013

Buying Gets Easier  As consumers are armed with more information about pricing, product specs and more, vendors will feel pressured to present "open book" on tech products.

IT Growth Outlooks and Trends in 2013