This IDC study offers IDC's top 10 predictions for the spatial information management (SIM) software market in 2015. Today's broad adoption of SIM capabilities in information and communication technology happened because location is a fundamental organizing principle for just about everything and the 3rd Platform technologies have made acquiring and managing location-specific data cheap, fast, and increasingly effective for many use cases.
"As we look out into 2015 and beyond, it is obvious that digital spatial capabilities have grown beyond the reach of simple technical analysis. The opportunities and challenges that arise from digital spatial capabilities will be larger but quite different from current practice. Organizations that can understand and innovate in the transforming SIM environment will thrive." — David Sonnen, IDC's consultant for Spatial Information Management
Air interface, Analytic applications, Big Data analytics and discovery, Customer relationship management applications, Databases, Enterprise mobility, Governance, risk and compliance infrastructure, Infrastructure as a service, Internet of things, Networks, Social networking, Video player, WiFi, WAPI