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This IDC study provides IT executives with a road map for the next 36 months that prioritizes investments and identifies the areas of business that will be affected and the relative complexity and cost of each prediction. Each of the 10 predictions provides the IT impact and guidance for action.

Hardware is evolving at an ever-quickening pace, and IT organizations that fail to track and respond to such changes are likely to miss out on key opportunities and place their companies in a position to fall behind more nimble competitors. These 10 predictions are geared toward giving IT the opportunity to anticipate and plan for such inevitable change.

"From new hardware form factors and usage models to the shifting fortunes of traditional IT players, keeping up with changes in the market has never been more important," says Tom Mainelli, program VP for Devices and Displays, IDC. "This IDC FutureScape document is designed to be a useful road map for future planning and should help forward-looking IT organizations successfully plan for an often radically different future."



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