SP500: Predictions For 2013


Jere Brown

CEO

Dimension Data Americas (No. 11)

In 2013, I expect the adoption of cloud solutions to accelerate across all market segments. In addition, the convergence of cloud solutions and IT outsourcing (ITO) will grow as enterprises continue to operate under financial pressure, and they seek to reduce costs and provide business agility for new business initiatives. This will put more pressure on traditional VARs to rapidly transform their business models, fueling increased industry consolidation as multiples become more attractive to buyers. Additionally, mobility will become an increasingly attractive market opportunity as mobile devices surpass PCs and laptops as primary computing platforms and clients are forced to sort out BYOD, mobile device management and data security concerns. New vendors will drive the mobility market.