The ICT industry is at the beginning of a once-every-two-decades shift to an entirely new computing platform. From the early mainframe years through the heights of the PC boom and eventual market bust, the industry is now poised for an evolutionary step toward its next platform – its 3rd platform – for growth and innovation, and first-mover advantage.
This new growth (and competitive) environment will be built on the strength of four foundation technologies that will make up the 3rd platform: Cloud services and Cloud enabling technologies; Mobile devices, applications, and next-generation broadband networks; Big data/analytics; and Social Technologies. See how these important technologies will impact the ICT market over the next 12 months, and how they will drive next-generation services and solutions in an industry that will surpass $5 trillion in 2020.
As we have for the past three decades, IDC ends the year with our outlook for the coming year in the ICT market. During the next 60 days, IDC will publish literally dozens of IDC Top 10 Predictions documents for 2012.
IDC Insights' Top 10 Predictions are a series of reports and complimentary web conferences hosted by IDC's industry-specific research companies, covering energy, financial services, government, health, retail and manufacturing. Content focuses on how the Top 10 Predictions in each segment will impact technology spending patterns, organizational structures, and overall industry performance.
Links to the Predictions reports published by the IDC Insights business units are shown below. Please click on the "Events" tab to view links to information regarding the complimentary web conferences.