Doc takes a global view, especially when it comes to Managed Print Services, which seem to be taking off around the world. The latest trends and predictions come for International Data Corporation (IDC) and focus on the Australia/New Zealand market.
The Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) ICT infrastructure market will be characterized by changing investment priorities due to economic conditions, according to the latest predictions from IDC Australia.
IDC Australian senior analyst, Trevor Clarke, said in a statement that while the Australian market is resilient to the economic woes of other regions, it is not immune and companies are likely to hedge their bets when investing in ICT infrastructure this year.
The following represents the top 4 key ANZ infrastructure predictions from IDC for 2012:
1. Android smartphones will take over Apple iOS in 2012
2012 will set the stage for an intense client operating system (OS) battle for smartphones.
2. Apple iPad will maintain its dominance in the media tablets market
Apple will hold the number one spot despite Android growing at a faster rate of 36.2 per cent year-over-year (YOY) with iOS tailing at 8.8 per cent YOY growth.
3. Windows 8 will help the PC market stay resilient in 2012 and beyond
The release of Windows 8 in the second half of 2012 will set in motion the extension of personal computing beyond conventional platforms and form factors while also fueling enterprise mobility.
4. 2012 will be the year channel partners take managed print services to the SMB market
Channel partners will increase the penetration of Managed Print Service (MPS) in small and medium-sized businesses (SMB). IDC expects MPS revenue to increase by 15 per cent in 2012.
For the remaining top ten, see the full article from Computerworld.