According to IDC's recently published research, we have top 3 technologies for the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) market.
"The current ICT industry structure is inefficient and highly fragmented with numerous players competing in each market segment. At the same time, disruptive innovations continue to shift and re-define competitive markets. Given the imminent pressures on profits due to a combination of moderating industry growth worldwide, and intense global competition, industry consolidation will accelerate over the coming years as the industry evolves towards an optimal competitive structure in each major market segment. Companies that emerge successfully through the structural transformation underway will be the big winners in the coming decade", noted Mr. Singh, Country Manager, IDC (India).
Three emerging technologies will be on the verge in 2005
In spite of the talk of a "maturing" IT industry, 2005 will see lots of IT innovation. Many will be in the mainstream of today's markets - in the form of system packaging, virtualization, automated management, voice-over-IP, converged devices, integration platforms, and composite applications and web services. 2005 will also see the growth in interest and importance of innovations at the periphery, including sensor-enhanced RFID, mesh networks and semantic Web technologies.