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Big Data Experts on Demand and other 2013 Trends

Posted by Caroline Le Brun | February 19, 2013 8:23 AM

Big Data is on the rise… and so is the demand for Big Data experts.

The need for the talent to analyze and track in real-time enterprise’s data has the most impact on transforming businesses. C-level executives identified Big Data as the main driver of impact at 60% and trailing behind was mobility at 40%, Social Media 33% & Cloud computing at 30%. Big Data is also key to some of IDC’s main trending predictions for 2013.

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Here is a quick summary of IDC predictions of top 10 trends for 2013:

1. Mobile will be a balancing act for organizations.

In a nutshell, 2013 will be about better mobile management of BYOD, wireless network speeds, mobile business apps & choosing a platform to support (the race to the top between Android, Apple iOS, BlackBerry and Windows Phone 8).

2. Software-as-a-service will see a breakthrough.

SaaS is still growing and taking ground with adoption from 40% of Canadian organizations.  

3. Enterprise Cloud Expertise will be in demand.

Portfolio management will be a key IT skill with the co-existence of private & public clouds, on-premise servers and mobile applications.

4. Hype around big data solutions will continue to be big.

The need to analyze mountains of data just has become more crucial to the success of a company. It is no longer just about static data. Big Data is about the real-time data analysis.

5. There will be a major Canadian data breach in 2013.

Security needs to be holistic as per IDC.

6. Government remodels.

We have seen the Shared Services model come to life and open data movement will happen as part of the “Government-as-a-service” going mobile and in the cloud.

7. Outsourcing continues to roll.

Outsourcing of applications or functions will be selected over traditional deals for server, network or desktop management. It is about business processes, infrastructure and private clouds.

8. Enterprise buying shifts away from IT.

The stat says it all, 30% of technology spend is initiated by departments other than IT.

9. Printer manufacturers expand their horizons.

Looking into rolling workflow, document and processing management into digital.

10. On the consumer side, video goes “over the top”

Video on-demand just keeps on growing and younger viewers not to subscribe to cable TV when they move out of their parents’ home.

In conclusion, I believe this statement is key: “Overall, IDC Canada believes Canadian organizations will continue to see developments around four main technologies that can transform business processes: cloud computing, mobility, big data/analytics and social media.”

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Written by Caroline Le Brun

Having worked in marketing for 16 years, Caroline has significantly improved Cimpl’s online presence and industry recognition as Marketing Director. Working closely with analysts and highly focused on keeping up with IT industry trends, she is most knowledgeable in the realm of technology and IT expense management best practices. As a passionate, driven marketer, she works side by side with her marketing team to bring Cimpl beyond its greatest achievements.

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