Preparing for the Uncertainty Ahead: IDC's Asia/Pacific ICT Top 10 Predictions
As we head into what looks to be a turbulent 2012, the only certainty is uncertainty. With market volatility at an all time high, an escalating debt crisis in the Euro zone and the economic woes in the US showing no signs of abatement, competitive organizations are looking to the lessons learnt in the crisis of 2009 and attempting to avert (or at least mitigate) the difficulties associated with a potential 'double dip'. Clearly, today's market condition differs with greater optimism in emerging markets like Asia. This has, as a result, led to a mix of aggressive growth expectations and competitive pressures on businesses in the region. Business leaders are thus faced with difficult investment decisions. To assist in this goal, businesses will be looking to leverage ICT in newer and more robust ways. Emerging trends and technologies such as VDI and 'open' clouds will begin to emerge to drive new competitive benchmarks.
Each year IDC strives to equip you with a virtual crystal ball for the year ahead in the form of its annual Predictions report. Based on extensive research and unmatched in-house expertise, IDC is able to provide our customers with market leading intelligence backed by qualitative and quantitative data from both the end-user community as well as from the providers of technology themselves.