This IDC study summarizes the development of China's economy and ICT market throughout 2012, and presents out top 10 predictions for China's ICT market in 2013 based on the latest development trends. These predictions cover the overall IT and telecom markets, the regional ICT market, the third platform, software and service outsourcing, smart devices and services, vertical industries, the Internet, and other fields.
"In 2013, the main theme of China's economy will be reform and transition. The main theme of China's ICT market will be third platform technologies such as cloud computing, mobile, social networking, and big data. ICT vendors should pay close attention to the global and domestic macroeconomic situation, grasp the direction of adjustment of various policies after the Eighteenth National Congress and their impact on vertical industries and the ICT market, actively participate in the promotion of third platform technologies in industries and consumer markets, and fully explore the business opportunities of the third platform in change and transition. CIOs should establish new ICT infrastructure and support the realization of a company's strategic objectives in accordance with the features of the company and in combination with the third platform technologies," says Lianfeng Wu, assistant vice president, IDC China.