Senior executives have been waiting for actionable insight from the mass of
information that their IT departments already gather about their customers.
But many have become very impatient -- because they want to see results, now.
Do you anticipate that data analytics and real-time visualization will
advance next year?
Ovum expects a significant wave of business technology ramp-ups in 2014, in
response to the market demand. They predict a growing third-party vendor and
IT services ecosystem that creates Big Data and Fast Data tools and solutions
for the enterprise data warehousing and applications markets.
This growing trend is occurring as SQL and Hadoop platforms are diversifying,
adopting multiple personalities, and providing overlapping functions.
According to Ovum’s latest market study, SQL queries can now be run against
Hadoop, and many SQL databases will be able... (more)
Are you likely to increase your business technology investment next year? If
you are, then you're not alone. Worldwide ICT spending is expected to
accelerate in 2014, after dipping to its slowest pace of growth since the
financial crisis in 2013, according to the latest market study by
International Data Corporation (IDC).
Overall business technology spending is on course to increase by 4 percent
this year at constant currency, reaching $2.04 trillion -- that's down from
last year’s growth of 5 percent, due mainly to the slowdown in key emerging
markets including China and Russia... (more)
Given the differences in market maturity, cultural acceptance and local IT
infrastructures, considerable regional differences exist in the deployment
rates of cloud-based security systems. They all play a part in the level of
spending dedicated to this delivery model -- when compared with on-premises
business technology deployments.
Moreover, privacy remains an inhibitor in the deployment of all forms of
cloud-based services by the late adopter market segment. In particular, it's
a big issue in those regions and countries with strong regulatory
requirements -- such as Europe, wit... (more)
Economic uncertainty surrounding the U.S. government sequester, European debt
crisis and weakening GDP in China has resulted in volatile spending patterns
across most segments of the market. According to the latest market study by
International Data Corporation (IDC), as a result of the current economic
climate, business technology spending was slightly below expectations in the
second half of 2012 and first quarter of 2013.
IDC now projects worldwide IT spending growth of 4.9 percent this year in
constant currency, down from the previous forecast of 5.5 percent growth --
and rep... (more)
Are you one of those independent executives that uses strategic foresight to
gain a decisive lead over competitors that tend to follow the crowd? Granted,
it takes courage to make bold moves -- and follow the path that's less
traveled. Big rewards tend to go to the confident, not the cautious.
What's your business technology investment strategy for 2013, and beyond?
Does your corporate foresight anticipate success, based upon your ability to
deploy quantum-leap technological advances -- like managed cloud services?
According to International Data Corporation (IDC), the economic slow... (more)