“In 2010, it will be the organization that is able to transform itself to effectively partner with complimentary industries, enable its sales force to sell across multiple business units, and finally create flexible pricing and delivery models that will come out on top.” – Simon Piff, director, Enterprise Infrastructure, IDC Asia/Pacific.
IDC has published their list of 2010 predictions for the Asia Pacific region excluding Japan. In publishing the list, IDC says that two themes will dominate events in the IT and telecommunications markets in 2010: recovery and transformation. In 2010 IDC says we should expect modest growth to return to IT and telecommunications spending. While IDC does not anticipate spending levels to return to levels that we saw before the economic crisis , opportunities do exist.
IDC points out that economic crisis we have seen over the last year has resulted in a shift by businesses to a more customer-centric decision-making process when determining new corporate initiatives. With that has been an emphasis on customer-driven analytics, Web 2.0 and other social media components.
With that as background, here are IDC’s 2010 top 10 predictions for the AP marketplace (excluding Japan).
- The Maturing Cloud Will Need Five 9 Service-Level Agreements and Enterprise-Grade Cloud Services
- Business Analytics Will Emerge as a Key Technology Area
- Enterprise Use of Social Media Will Increase
- Converged Fabric and Evolving Datacenter Will be Centerpieces of Transformation
- Evolutions of SaaS to Kaas: It Will be all About Business Process Transformation
- Smartphones in Emerging Markets Will Rise
- Converged Hardware Will Herald the Dawn of the Enterprise Alliance
- Chargeback 3.0 Will Receive Renewed Interest from the CFO
- Intelligent X Will Emerge: Building a Smarter and More Measurable World
- Machine To Machine Interaction Will Get More Traction