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IDC Insights Features CIO Agenda Top 10 Predictions 2013

IDC Insights today announced that its CIO Agenda Top 10 Predictions Web conference will be held on December 3rd at 2:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern time. Hosted by IDC Senior Vice President Meredith Whalen, along with IT Executive Advisors, David McNally and Joseph Pucciarelli, the CIO Agenda Top 10 Predictions were developed for CIOs and IT executives responsible for the strategies, best practices, and framework of running the business around IT. Whalen, McNally and Pucciarelli will discuss the impact of trends across industries, including cloud computing, mobile device policies, social media strategies, and IT sourcing, as well as IT governance, risk and compliance. The one-hour, complimentary webinar will feature valuable insight for CIOs, CTOs, IT Strategists, Chief Architects and other senior IT Executives.

To register, please visit: http://bit.ly/IDC_Predictions2013_CIOAgenda

As a preview to the full list of predictions, IDC Insights expects the following trends will make an impact on a CIO's agenda in the coming year:

  • 58% of new IT investments in 2013 will involve direct participation by line of business executives. This participation is expected to grow to 80% in 3 years' time. The expanded role of line of business executives in technology decisions is a result of the advent of cloud, social, and mobile technologies. "They are the great equalizers, the balance wheel of the corporate machinery," said Whalen. "This shift in decision making will have vast implications on how the CIO works with the line of business."
  • In 2013, 33% of all new applications will target a mobile form factor. "IT organizations will need to decide which mobile platforms they will develop their applications for as almost half of the mobile application budget goes towards maintaining apps," said McNally. IDC also predicts that the increased number of mobile applications, the need to integrate them with enterprise systems, and the requirement for multi-platform development will drive the creation of many new mobile apps by IT services providers in 2013.

For additional information about these predictions or to arrange a one-on-one briefing, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or [email protected]. Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact [email protected]; reporters should email [email protected].

About IDC
International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries worldwide. For more than 48 years, IDC has provided strategic insights to help our clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit www.idc.com,

About IDC Insights
IDC Insights lines of business assist businesses and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Our global research and analysis is focused on mitigating technology risks, maximizing the effectiveness of IT investments, identifying new opportunities, and bringing forth technology solutions that are aligned with the organization's business objectives. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world’s leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit www.idc.com, email [email protected], or call 508-872-8200. Visit the IDC Insights Community at http://idc-insights-community.com/.

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