December 7, 2012 – With enterprise mobility and on-demand offerings leading the way, 2013 is being forecast by leaders at IDC as a year of seismic changes in IT investment and functions.

IDC SVP and Chief Analyst Frank Gens recently led a presentation on expectations for 2013, subtitled “Competing on the 3rd Platform.” The expansion of what IDC calls the third-platform – the new layers of mobile devices and apps, cloud services, big data analytics, social technology, and the involvement of emerging markets and line-of-business executives – has been a theme of the firm’s forecasts for the past five years.

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