As 2012 comes to a close, the IT industry can look forward to growing in the upcoming year. According to the International Data Corporation (IDC), IT spending worldwide is expected to be over $2.1 trillion in 2013, which is a 5.7% increase from 2012. There are several factors that will drive this increase, but experts say that mobility will lead the pack.
 
The sale of mobile devices is expected to drive 57% of all IT market growth. Smartphones will obviously play a large part in this, but the tablet market alone will increase by 42% in 2013. Some experts say that using a mobile device will soon become the preferred method for accessing the Internet, surpassing the use of PCs for this function. In fact, IDC predicts that more people will be using mobile devices instead of PCs to access the Internet by 2015. This growth will impact businesses across all industries as IT professionals work to develop and integrate mobile device usage to streamline processes and enhance productivity.
 
While mobility will clearly be a significant contributor to upcoming IT market expansion, additional elements that will boost growth include emerging markets, SaaS acquisitions, PaaS development, BYOD security and big data.
 
What are your predictions for IT industry growth in 2013? To read more about IDC’s forecast for 2013, check out the full article at CIO.com.