As we close in on the end of the year, analysts and prognosticators are making their predictions as to how cloud computing will evolve in 2013. While cloud has moved into mainstream awareness, many vendors are frustrated with the pace of cloud adoption.
That said, the cloud computing trends of 2012 will come to life even more so in 2013, according to Bernard Golden, vice president of enterprise solutions at cloud management software company enStratus Networks.
Golden recently compiled a list of his top predictions for 2013, which are as follows:
As the IT industry shifts to the so-called third platform – made up of mobile, cloud, social networking and big data – these technologies will dominate IT growth in 2013, according to the latest predictions from International Data Corporation (IDC).
IDC predicts the transition to the third platform will kick into high gear, as the IT industry as a whole is moving faster toward the mobile/social/cloud/big data, according to Frank Gens, senior vice president and chief analyst at IDC.
For 2013, IDC predicts worldwide IT spending will exceed $2.1 trillion – up 5.7 percent from 2012. The biggest category driving this growth will be led by smart mobile devices, which IDC predicts will grow by almost 20 percent in 2013 and generate nearly 57 percent of the industry’s overall growth.
Executive Editor, Cloud Computing
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