Hybrid and Mobile Cloud to Drive IT Spending in 2013

By Erin Harrison December 27, 2012

Hybrid and mobile cloud are two of the top trends that will drive IT spending in 2013, according to Folia Grace, vice president of product marketing at SAP Cloud.

Grace recently conducted research with analysts and enterprise customers about upcoming trends the cloud, and then compiled some of the top trends for 2013.

Grace recently spoke with VentureBeat’s Matt Marshall about her research. Citing research from Saugatuck, Grace said about half of all new enterprise IT spending will be on hybrid cloud by 2016 – up from 40 percent this year.

“Another 39 percent will be on pure-play cloud, up from 11 percent. This trend toward hybrid isn’t new. But what’s really new is the movement by third-party integrators to do these hybrid cloud integrations for customers. Not everything that people want exists in the cloud,” according to Grace. There are concerns around security, and outages. More companies are looking at private clouds as part of their mix.”

In addition to hybrid cloud, Grace said that new mobile capabilities, including gesturing, maps and location, will be leveraged by the cloud.

“We’re going to build ubiquitously native beautiful apps for the iPad, for the mobile work force. Usage stats on the growth of mobile devices in the enterprise are eye-opening. Everyone has an iPad,” Grace said. “And people are working from different locations. When they are at the coffee shop or at home putting kids to bed, they want something easy to use, so they can manage their life easier.”

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, available here.




Edited by Braden Becker

Executive Editor, Cloud Computing

SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Related Articles

Practical Step-by-Step Guidance After Your Company Has Been Hacked

By: TMCnet Special Guest    6/30/2015

Everybody tends to think that hackers will never ever target them or their company/organization-until a breach occurs. We have already published sever…

Read More

Why the Apple Watch Failed

By: Rob Enderle    6/29/2015

The Apple Watch hasn't exactly been the success the iPod, iPhone, and iPad initially were (though to be fair the iPhone and iPod weren't that great th…

Read More

Department of Defense Wants to Move Majority of Apps to the Cloud by 2020

By: Peter Bernstein    6/29/2015

It is no secret that the U.S. government wants to upgrade its IT capabilities and that moving them into the cloud is a priority. In fact, it is a mand…

Read More

HBO Now Proves Big Hit with Cable Cutters

By: Steve Anderson    6/26/2015

For those have made the jump from traditional cable service to online sources for entertainment- also known as "cable cutters" or "cord cutters"-the I…

Read More

OneWeb Satellite Broadband Effort Gets $500M

By: Doug Mohney    6/26/2015

OneWeb, intent on building a 900 satellite Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) broadband network encompassing the globe, released a flurry of information today. The…

Read More