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The ICT industry is in the midst of a shift to a new technology platform for growth and innovation, a shift that occurs once every 20-25 years. IDC terms this the '3rd Platform' - built on mobile devices and apps, cloud services, mobile broadband networks, big data analytics, and social technologies.
By 2020, when the ICT industry reaches USD 5 trillion - USD 1.7 trillion larger than it is today - at least 80% of the industry's growth, and organisations' highest-value leverage of IT, will be driven by these 3rd Platform technologies. In addition, there'll be an explosion of new solutions built on the new platform and rapidly expanding consumption of 3rd Platform technologies in emerging markets.
Today, 3rd Platform technologies and the services around them generate only about 20% of all IT spending, but they are growing, collectively, at about 18% per year - six times the rate of the rest of the IT industry. As we look toward 2020, it's easy to see that these technologies will inevitably become the 80% of all IT spending.