Eye-Popping Forecasts for Cloud, Big Data and Smart Phones

If you want to know what technologies are rocking IT’s foundations, look no further than cloud, Big Data and smart phones. Here’s IDC’s latest predictions (IDC and the ECF are both part of International Data Group):
More than one billion smart phones will be sold or twice as many as two years ago. That number is forecast to hit 1.7 billion by 2017. Big Data technology and services are growing 7x the rate of overall IT market and will hit $23.8 billion by 2016. Spending on the public cloud (does not include converged or private clouds) will reach $47.4 billion in 2013 and $107 billion by 2017. Again, that’s just public clouds.

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