Friday, 4 January 2013

2013 in Canadian Tech industry- 10 predictions.

RIM might make a big come back in 2013, according to IDC's (International Data Corporation) predictions. As The Star reports, the Blackberry 10 OS, which will be released this month, will help RIM to reclaim its position in the Canadian market. What will 2013 bring for the rest of the Canadian Tech industry? Here are IDC's top 10 tech predications as reported by The Star.

1. Mobile technology will penetrate every aspect of business in Canada.

2. Cloud technology will become the data storage solution of choice for Canadian businesses.

3. Data portfolio management will become the primary occupation of IT departments.

4. Big data — the volume, velocity and variety of information — will grow, driving business to keep pace.

5. Security breakdowns will make headlines before beefed-up measures are implemented.

6. Online video will overtake cable TV as the delivery option of choice.

7. 3D printing will become available for commercial and household use.

8. Governments will capitalize on mobile and online technology to better pool resources and deliver services and information.

9. IT outsourcing will grow by more than 50% — especially for short-term, specialized contracts.

10. There will be an IT buyer power shift. Companies will demand more from IT providers and no longer accept cookie-cutter solutions.

It seems like 2013 will be a good year for cloud, mobile technology, big data and IT providers. Do you see these predictions coming true in the year we've just embarked upon? What does these predictions mean to VARs and service providers like Audcomp? Have your say below.

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