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Looking forward to 2013

Cloud Computing 2013As 2012 draws to a close, so we begin to see the circulation of the latest technology trends that are being predicted for the coming twelve months. Whilst not all predictions are set to come true, it is certainly worth keeping an eye on what the leading technology experts have to say. So without further ado, read on for the most popular predictions for 2013…

  • Subscribers to cloud-based storage services is set to reach more than half a billion over the next twelve months.
  • In 2013, mobile devices will overtake PCs as the most common global form of Web access device.
  • We will see a big shift towards HTML5, as we gradually see mobile development tools move away from native apps to web apps.
  • Operational and consumer devices, such as vending machines, health products, cars etc. are now having internet connectivity software embedded into them, to create and receive data streams. This machine-to-machine communication has the potential to trigger significant new software costs.
  • IT technology spending is set to reach $3.7 trillion, as we see up to 25% increased software spending resulting from the growth of smart operational technology.
  • We will see personal cloud replacing the notion of personal computers.
  • Employee-owned devices will be compromised by malware at more than double the rate of corporate-owned devices.
  • Enterprise App Stores will become popular as companies and groups will deliver apps to works via private stores.
  • Actionable analytics takes center stage in decision making, as capabilities grow and costs are reduced.
  • We will see approximately 2 million new jobs created, specifically to support ‘big data’.

For predictions beyond 2013, visit the Forbes website.






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2012-12-12T13:15:58+00:00 Cloud Article, Uncategorized|