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Percentage of year-over-year growth in the worldwide software market in 2012 (less than half the rate seen in 2010 and 2011).1
More than $2.1 trillion
Predicted worldwide IT spending in 2013, up 5.7% from 2012.2
Projected global spending on devices (including PCs, tablets, mobile phones, and printers) in 2013, up 2.8 percent from 2012.3
Q: How do you initiate the conversation when the business asks for cloud?
A: Partner with business executives to assess what benefits they expect from the cloud services. … Help your business understand that delivering cloud services is only as fast as the level of automation implemented in the underlying systems and processes. In the game of IT, the winners are those who can automate and eliminate human intervention from most tasks and processes associated with the lifecycle of infrastructure, database, and applications. The lifecycle also includes alert monitoring, ticket creation, and closure.
—Michael Zuber, HP Cloud Leader, Americas, on the Grounded in the Cloud blog
1"Software Revenues Grew Twice as Fast in Emerging Markets as in Mature Markets in 2012," IDC, May 21, 2013
2Frank Gens, "IDC Predictions 2013: Competing on the 3rd Platform," (Doc #238044), IDC, Nov. 29, 2012
3"Forecast Alert: IT Spending, Worldwide, 2Q13 Update," (G00252578) Gartner Inc., June 26, 2013
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