This IDC study offers IDC's broadest outlook for the overall technology marketplace. 2014 will be all about pitched battles all across the 3rd Platform: in mobile devices and platforms, in cloud services, in Big Data and social technologies, in the datacenters that will support the 3rd Platform, in a new generation of industry-transforming killer solutions, in rising customer groups (emerging markets, line-of-business executives, and cloud service providers and developers) driving growth and new requirements, and around the Internet of Things — the new frontier, stretching the reach and impact of the 3rd Platform.
According to IDC Chief Analyst Frank Gens, "After a year in which a very high-profile tech CEO lost his job, a major IT player went private, numerous vendors endured cash cow stagnation, and billion-dollar 3rd Platform acquisitions bets were made, it's clear: the 3rd Platform finally has the necessary attention from the IT industry's leaders. In 2014, we'll see every major player make big 'put up or shut up' investments to scale up cloud, mobile, and Big Data capabilities and fiercely battle for the hearts and minds of the developers that will create the solutions driving the next two decades of IT spending."
Cloud Services: Global Overview , Executive Information
Analytic applications, Big Data analytics and discovery, Data centric, Disaster recovery, Enterprise mobility, Enterprise social software, Global IT and economic markets, Infrastructure as a service, Internet of things, Media tablets, Mobile platform, Networks, Platform as a service, Smartphone, Social networking, Software as a service, Storage, iPad