“The market for business process services in the cloud will double to nearly $145 billion by 2016, Gartner senior VP Peter Sondergaard in the opening keynote session Monday morning at the Gartner Symposium IT Expo in Orlando,” Eric Savitz reports for Forbes.
“Gartner sees cloud technology as the foundation for the other key forces affecting enterprise IT at the moment: mobile, social and big data,” Savitz reports.
Some other key points from Sondergaard’s wide-ranging talk on the state of the IT landscape:
• In 2016, over 1.6 billion smart mobile devices will be purchased globally
• Apple iPads will be more common in businesses than BlackBerries within two years
• In 2016, half of all non-PC devices in businesses will be purchased by employees; by end of the decade half of all devices will be purchased by employees
More key points in the full article here.