IDC Releases Market Predictions for 2013: CIO Agenda

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., December 4, 2012 – International Data Corporation (IDC) hosted a webinar, IDC Insights Predictions 2013: CIO Agenda, highlighting the top 10 market predictions for the year ahead. Featuring analysts Meredith Whalen, David McNally, and Joseph Pucciarelli, the session provided organizations with insight on long-term industry trends along with new themes that may be on the horizon that will most impact the role of the CIO. The Predictions Webinar series is designed to help company leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for future growth. According to the webinar, in 2013, the right portfolio of services and systems will enable the Agile Enterprise and separate winners from losers. In addition, the analysts suggest that interestingly the role of the CIO is becoming more about the information and less about the technology.

An on-demand replay of the webinar, which was held December 3rd, will be available by December 5th. To access the replay, please visit

The Top 10 Predictions are:

Prediction 1 – By 2016, LOB Executives Will Be Directly Involved in 80% of New IT Investments

Prediction 2 – By 2015, 90% of IT Investments Will Be Evaluated in Terms of Strategic Goals

Prediction 3 – CIOs and CFOs Will Move to "Zero Capital" and Transform the IT Financial Model

Prediction 4 – In 2013, CIOs Deliver 3rd Platform Mash-Ups as Competitive Differentiators

Prediction 5 – 70% of CIOs Will Embrace a "Cloud First" Strategy in 2016

Prediction 6 – By 2013, One Third of All New Application Development Will Target a Mobile Form Factor

Prediction 7 – Enterprise Social Networks Move Beyond Pilot Stage With Business Sponsorship

Prediction 8 – Big Data & Analytics Projects Will Be Like No Other IT Project

Prediction 9 – IT Talent Will Become the Biggest Barrier to Innovation

Prediction 10 – By 2018, 50% of Business Execs Will View the CIO as a Business Innovator

"Our 2013 Predictions for the CIO Agenda reflect the impact of the 3rd Platform Shift. Cloud, Mobile, Social and Big Data solutions are changing the Business/IT engagement models, and presenting CIOs with new opportunities to be seen as Business Innovators," said David McNally, IT Executive Advisor at IDC.

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About IDC Predictions

As we have for the past three decades, IDC ends the year with our outlook for the coming year in the IT market. During the next 60 days, IDC will publish literally dozens of IDC Top 10 Predictions documents for 2013. Please visit for a complete listing.

About IDC Insights

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