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May 3, 2013
Andrea Goldberg Are You Ready for Social + Mobile + Big Data + Cloud?
By Andrea Goldberg
Those who had the opportunity to attend the 2013 IDC Directions conference saw IDC Senior Vice President & Chief Analyst, Frank Gens, talk about how business technology is migrating to the 3rd Platform. He defined this 3rd platform as the intersection of mobile, social, big data and cloud. He predicted that these technologies will change how business gets done and enable the customization of intelligent industry solutions. It was clear from his talk that the changes that will be brought about by these technologies may exceed those ushered in by the 2nd Platform of client servers/PCs or the 1st Platform of mainframes/terminals.

Are we ready for this future? A recent report from McKinsey Global Institute seems to suggest that we are still on a learning curve in terms of how we can best implement these technologies. Their 2012 report, “The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies”, showed that 90% of companies using social technologies derive some business benefit from them but that [...]

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