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9 tech trends that will make someone billions this year

Mobile, social, cloud and big data technology were all big this year. They’ll get bigger next year and here’s how…

2013 WILL SOON be upon us.

Most of us can see that 2012′s four big trends will get bigger next year: mobile, social, cloud, and big data.

Market-research company IDC has gone one further, predicting how these trends will unfold next year—to the tune of billions of dollars.

9 tech trends that will make someone billions this year
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  • The world will spend a whopping $2.1 trillion (€1.6tn) on tech in 2013

  • Tech will grow insanely fast in emerging countries

  • 2013 will be a make-it-or-break-it year in mobile for some vendors

  • Big IT companies will feast on smaller cloud players

  • A lot of smaller, specialized clouds will sprout up

  • Everyone will become an IT person

  • Big data will get bigger

  • The data center as we know it is over

  • Your work computer will be an ID you keep in your head

Reproduced with permission from Business Insider

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