IT predictions, trends and challenges for 2013 from IDC
Researchers IDC Health Insights, a division of IDC, a market research, analysis and advisory firm, recently revealed its predictions for IT trends in 2013.
Some highlights from its report:
- Mobile devices: Sales of smart mobile devices (SMDs: smartphones and tablets) will drive more than half of IT market growth, which researchers predict will reach 57 percent.
- Software as a Service (SaaS): IDC predictions indicate more than $25 billion in acquisitions over the next 20 months. This is an $8 billion increase over the past 20 months.
- More tablets, smaller tablets: Mini-tablets (screens less than 8 inches) will comprise as much as 60 percent of unit shipments.
Read more of what IDC Health Insights foresees for the coming year.
Sandra Hoban was on I Advance Senior Care / Long-Term Living’s editorial staff for 17 years. She is one of the country’s longest-serving senior care journalists. Before joining Long-Term Living, she was a member of the promotions department at Advanstar Communications. In addition to her editorial experience, Sandi has served past roles in print and broadcast advertising as a traffic and talent coordinator.
Topics: Technology & IT