"As organizations make plans to navigate the economic recovery and prepare for the return to growth, our predictions for 2010 focus on the impact of critical changes in the balance of control and power in IT. With greater financial and regulatory oversight for all IT investment decisions, few organizations will be unaffected." – Brian Gammage, vice president and research fellow at Gartner.
Here’s a summary of the predictions contained in the report
- Reduction in hardware requirements: By 2012, 20 percent of businesses will own no IT assets.
- India as a major player in the IT Services Industry: By 2012, India-centric IT services companies will represent 20 percent of the leading cloud aggregators in the market (through cloud service offerings).
- Social Networking: By 2012, Facebook will become the hub for social network integration and Web socialization.
- Sustainability & Carbon Accounting trend: By 2014, most IT business cases will include carbon remediation costs.
- Sustainability & Greener PCs: In 2012, 60 percent of a new PC's total life greenhouse gas emissions will have occurred before the user first turns the machine on.
- Internet Marketing Regulation: Internet marketing will be regulated by 2015, controlling more than $250 billion in Internet marketing spending worldwide.
- Growth of the Mobile Internet: By 2014, over 3 billion of the world's adult population will be able to transact electronically via mobile or Internet technology.
- Context Will Be Key To The Mobile Consumer’s Experience: By 2015, context will be as influential to mobile consumer services and relationships as search engines are to the Web.
- Mobile Phones Will Dominate: By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide.
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