This IDC Web Conference provides the top 10 predictions for the worldwide server and datacenter markets for 2013, outlining shifts in the market but more importantly suggesting strategies for how vendors, IT organizations, channel partners, and the like can prepare themselves for success through 2013 and beyond. Although the overall server market will not experience significant growth in the short term, there are a number of emerging trends that will impact market participants. Trends such as converged systems, big data, and virtualization are evolving decision making within the internal IT environment, while hosting, public cloud, and IT as a service are driving IT growth external to the customer datacenter. The Web Conference addresses the following questions:
What impact will converged systems and the evolution of virtualization have on the server market?
How will the growth of public cloud and service providers influence server design and go-to-market strategies? Can market players adapt to these new requirements?
How will IT buyers evaluate the different service delivery models for the future and decide where their servers will reside?