December 06, 2012   //  By: Christiane Pütter

 (Photo: iStockphoto)

(Photo: iStockphoto)

Cloud, Mobile, Big Data

The IT Trends for 2013

What are the market researchers and analysts predicting for the future of IT? Are their forecasts mere fads or will they have genuine consequences? We take a look.

It’s the same in economics, fashion, and of course, IT: As the end of the year approaches, experts share their forecasts for the future. Some trends later turn out to be media hype, but which ones? We asked the analysts for their opinions.

1. Cloud computing

2. Mobile IT and “bring your own device” (BYOD)

3. Big Data, business intelligence (BI), and analytics

4. Outsourcing

5. In-memory computing

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