With so much information in the public domain it’s difficult to get a snap shot of the areas which are important and how it affects you, so here’s my breakdown for the week.
Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending Forecast to Reach $3.7 Trillion in 2013
Worldwide IT spending is projected to total $3.7 trillion in 2013, a 4.2 percent increase from 2012 spending of $3.6 trillion, according to the latest forecast by Gartner, Inc. The 2013 outlook for IT spending growth in U.S. dollars has been revised upward from 3.8 percent in the 3Q12 forecast. Time to increase marketing expenditure!
NHS needs to embrace future technologies
This week Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, stated that the NHS needs to embrace future technologies in order to improve patient care and reduce costs. This comes as no surprise as many other industries are beginning to see the substantial rewards associated with using advancing technologies. By doing this we believe embracing future technologies enables the NHS to reduce costs, free up hospital bed space, practioners time, whilst offering a vast range of new healthcare solutions.
At this year’s annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Lenovo demonstrated its sought after preview of the new Idea Centre Horizon Table PC, a 27-inch all in one desktop with around the house portability. This new product has been especially designed for multiple use, where up to four people can use the device at any given time. It is to be seen if this design can be used in a wide range of environments, which one maybe the hospitality industry.
2013: make or break for Blackberry
RIM has been busy creating its new touchscreen OS for Blackberry’s upcoming phone and tablet. BlackBerry 10, which is expected to be released worldwide this quarter, has the support of all major UK and US carriers. This is a good start for the upcoming platform, however, we believe this is truly the make or break year for RIM whose market share has been falling steadily over the past few years.
Cloud Computing in 2013
The Government have announced their plans to pledge £5 million in R&D to address the perceived issues hindering the adoption of cloud computing. We envisage, with the help of this Government funding scheme, this year organisations will begin to let go of their security qualms and the adoption curve for cloud computing will take off.