Since 2007, IDC has predicted, chronicled and analyzed the industry’s remarkable shift to its “3rd Platform” for innovation and growth, built on cloud, mobile, social and big data technologies. As they looked to 2015, IDC’s worldwide team of analysts share their outlook for the future as we enter the most critical period yet in the 3rd Platform era: the “Innovation Stage”. The next stage will be defined by an explosion of innovation and value creation on top of the 3rd Platform’s foundation and a NEW wave of core technologies – “Innovation Accelerators” – that radically extend its capabilities and applications.

IDC’s Top 10 Technology Predictions For 2015 are as follows:

1. New technologies will account for 100% of growth

2. Wireless data, the largest segment of the telecommunications sector, will also be the fastest growing

3. Phablets will be the mobile growth engine (smartphones and tablets)

4. New partnerships to redraw cloud computing’s landscape

5. Data-as-a-Service will drive new big data supply chains

6. The Internet of Things (IoT) will continue to rapidly expand the traditional IT industry

7. Cloud service providers will become the new data center, redrawing the IT landscape

8. Rapid expansion of industry-specific digital platforms

9. Adoption of new security and printing innovations

10. More China, everywhere

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Read the Forbes summary of IDC’s Top 10 Technology Predictions For 2015.

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