Big data is forecast to drive $34 billion of worldwide IT spending in 2013, according to research firm Gartner, with the figure for 2012 standing at $28 billion.
Stories by Computerworld India staff
Both factory revenue and unit shipments grew in the second quarter of 2012, according to research firm IDC, with worldwide factory revenue recording an increase of 6.3 percent year-over-year to just under US$ 2.0 billion, and shipments increasing 6.5 percent to 496,697 units.
The study also reveals that the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry will be the early adopter of green IT and sustainability solutions in India.
IDC: 'Overall Positive Usage Trends' will Drive Enterprise Videoconferencing Equipment Market in Future
While current economic factors have led to weakened quarterly results for some enterprise videoconferencing vendors, research firm IDC sees the fortunes of the enterprise videoconferencing market rising as it starts to reach out to the SMB segment and mobile users.
The public cloud services market is expected to grow 19.6 percent in 2012 to total $109 billion globally, with Business process services (BPaaS) said to account for about 77 percent of the total market, according to a report by Gartner.
Worldwide spending on security is expected to touch the $60 billion mark in 2012, up 8.4 percent from $55 billion in the previous year, according to research company Gartner -- this figure will approach $86 billion in 2016.
Worldwide spending on public IT cloud services is expected to touch the $100 billion mark in 2016, as companies accelerate their shift to the cloud services model for IT consumption, according to research firm IDC.
Although IDC sees tremendous untapped growth potential for this market, smartphone penetration in India is currently among the lowest in the Asia-Pacific region, the research firm said.
The desire to share content and to access it on multiple devices will motivate consumers to start storing a third of their digital content in the cloud by 2016, according to Gartner. Gartner said that just 7 percent of consumer content was stored in the cloud in 2011, but this will grow to 36 percent in 2016.
Apple's iOS OS will continue to dominate the tablet market, even managing to increase its market share to to 62.5% in 2012, from 58.2% in 2011, according to research firm IDC.
According to a recent survey conducted by disaster recovery and data protection solutions provider Acronis, small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) around the world are planning to adopt server virtualization in 2012 at a faster pace than large enterprises. However, the survey also identified widespread backup and disaster recovery shortcomings for virtual servers amongst SMBs. Meanwhile, previous enthusiasm for cloud infrastructure has, at least so far, failed to turn into reality.