BANGALORE, INDIA: Srinivas Tadigadapa, director enterprise solution sales, Intel South Asia predicts the following trends for 2013.
1. Re-inventing the compute experience: Intel foresees a renewed vigour in computing in 2013 with the emergence of a highly connected multi-device world landscape. The new generations today are experiencing computers for the first time, using intuitive input methods such as touch.
Intel believes that traditional input devices such as keyboards and mouse will be challenged by new input methods like voice and gesture recognition. Tablets, convertibles and new devices will enter the market blurring the boundaries between PCs and tablets.
2. Technology and computing experiences today are pervasive - increasingly integrated into the fabric of our daily lives and our expectations and human desires for technology that helps us express ourselves, create, share, learn and protect our personal information in one device is growing. We are at the beginning of what is another significant transformational moment for the personal computing experience as we move into 2013.
3. Consumerization, Cloud and Big Data will engulf the Enterprise in 2013 - 2013 will be a turning point for cloud deployment in the APAC region. Cloud users will begin to demand standardized, open, interoperable platforms for cloud computing. As businesses begin to rely on the cloud for general business operation, the demand for unrestricted use – bringing data in and out of the cloud – will become a focus in 2013.
The increasing internet penetration means that in 2013 there will be new populations coming online who will look for newer ways to connect and share amongst themselves. Enterprises will also experience resurgence in connectivity, as employees look for better ways to create connections and work efficiently with colleagues. A trend that is fast being touted as the ‘next big thing’ that will help the industry move forward is Big Data. Storing and analyzing the massive amounts of user data to give near real time insights into customer behaviour to tailor products and services to exceed customers’ expectations.
4. On the consumer side:
Consumers will be able to stop worrying about wires, cables, battery life and passwords as we enter a new era of personalised computing experiences. Mobile etiquettes will continue to evolve as mobile adoption rates skyrocket and the growth of the desktop PC market in India will be driven from Tier 3-4 cities and will be augmented by the All-In-One PC segment.
5. On Enterprise side:
Opportunities for greater workforce collaboration using enterprise-grade social networks. Consumerization of IT will continue to fuel BYOD across the region.