12 February 2013, by Jan van Vonno – With the uncertain economic outlook in Europe continuing to impact the Netherlands, IDC expects businesses to maintain a cautionary attitude when considering their ICT spending in 2013. Nevertheless, ICT spending will continue to slowly increase in the Netherlands in 2013. The most important events will cluster around what IDC calls the “3rd Platform” for IT growth and innovation.
“The first platform used mainframe and terminal technology. The second platform was based on Internet and client/server connections. We have now come to the third generation platform, with new technologies that enable users to work regardless of their device and location. Private and business usage and behavior has been united, and companies realize that the data they store can be useful for the business and is growing exponentially,” said Jeroen Wortel, country manager, IDC Benelux. Read more: http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prNL23943913