Gartner Highlights Key Predictions for IT Organizations and Users in 2010 and Beyond

What does the future hold for IT in the next couple of years?

Gartner: Gartner has released it's top IT predictions for 2010 and beyond. Here's a glimpse:

  • "By 2012, 20 percent of businesses will own no IT assets."
  • "By 2012, India-centric IT services companies will represent 20 percent of the leading cloud aggregators in the market (through cloud service offerings)."
  • "By 2012, Facebook will become the hub for social network integration and Web socialization."
  • "By 2014, most IT business cases will include carbon remediation costs."
  • "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 will be regulated by 2015, controlling more than $250 billion in Internet marketing spending worldwide."
  • "By 2014, over 3 billion of the world's adult population will be able to transact electronically via mobile or Internet technology."
  • "By 2015, context will be as influential to mobile consumer services and relationships as search engines are to the Web."
  • "By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PCs as the most common Web access device worldwide."

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