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2013 – Information Technology in Review

New technologies have become more advanced and more popular in 2013.  Mobile devices and mobile applications have become more widespread as has the cloud.  The Internet and connectivity is growing fast, with over 50% of devices now connected to the Internet.

Mobile Device Battles
In 2013, mobile devices will pass PCs to be most common Web access tools. By 2015, over 80% of handsets in mature markets will be smart phones.

Mobile applications & HTML 5
Through 2014, JavaScript performance will push HTML5 and the browser as a mainstream application developer environment.

Personal Cloud
The cloud will be center of digital lives, for apps, content and preferences. Sync across devices. Services become more important; devices become less important.

Internet of Things
Over 50% of Internet connections are things. In 2011, there were over 15 billion things on the Web, with 50 billion+ intermittent connections. By 2020, there will be over 30 billion connected things, with over 200 billion with intermittent connections. Key technologies here include embedded sensors, image recognition and NFC.

Hybrid IT and Cloud Computing
Changes the role of IT. IT departments must play more roles in coordinating IT related activities.

Strategic Big Data
Organizations need to focus on non-traditional data types and externa data sources. Hadoop and NoSQL gain momentum. Big data will meet social. The five richest big data sources on the Web include social graph, intent graph, consumption graph, interest graph and mobile graph. Concept of single corporate data warehouse is dead. Multiple systems will need to be tied together.

Actionable Analytics
Cloud, packaged analytics and big data accelerates in 2013 and 2014. You’ll be able to perform analytics and simulation on every action taken in business. Mobile devices will have access to the data, supporting business decision making.

Mainstream In-Memory Computing
Changes expectations, designs and architectures. Can boost performance and response times. Enables real-time self service business intelligence. SAP and others will accelerate delivery of applications in 2012/2013 to leverage in memory capability.

Integrated Ecosystems
More packaging of software and services to address infrastructure or application workload. There will be more shipment of “appliances,” with software delivered as hardware. New trend: virtual appliances, which Gartner sees gaining in popularity over the next five years.

Enterprise App Stores
By 2014, there will be more than 70 billion mobile app downloads from app stores every year. Also by 2014, most organizations will deliver mobile apps to workers via private application stores.

Source: Forbes

Global Information Technology Report 2013

IT & Technology Trends for 2013

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