In a recent webinar, Brian Gammage of Gartner, Inc. presented the results of a Gartner report entitled, “Gartner Top End User Predictions for 2010: Coping with the New Balance of Power”.

We recommend our readers to become familiar with the information, trends, and predictions presented, because our staff sees a strong correlation between this information and the compliance and continuity management / planning challenges facing many organizations today and into the future.

A high level summary of Mr. Gammage’s slide presentation about Gartner’s 2010 predictions for the following major trends is presented as follows;

IT Ownership – By 2012, 20% of businesses will own no IT assets.

Cloud Computing – By 2012, India-centric IT service companies will represent 20% of the leading cloud aggregators in the market.

Social Computing – By 2012, Facebook will become the hub for social networking integration.

Sustainability (Green IT) – By 2012, 60% of a new PC’s total life greenhouse gas emissions will have occurred before the user first turns the machine on – and – by 2014, most IT business cases will include carbon remediation costs.

Internet Marketing – Internet marketing will be regulated by 2015, controlling more than $250 billion in Internet marketing spending worldwide.

Mobile Commerce – By 2015, context will be as influential to mobile consumer services and relationships as search engines are to the Web.

User Devices – By 2013, mobile phones will overtake PC’s as the most common Web access device worldwide.

Our website has often quoted materials, presentations and predictions from various members of Gartner, Inc.  Our staff regards all of the information they present as important input to the decision processes of all business continuity, information technology security management, organizational resiliency and risk management team members.

Click here to see all of Brian Gammage’s webinar presentation slides and view more details and information about each of the major trends mentioned above.

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