Once every 20-25 years the information and communication technology (ICT) industry shifts to a new technology platform for growth and innovation. The International Data Corporation (IDC) calls it the 3rd Platform, which it describes as an era that harnesses cloud, mobile, big data and social networking as primary catalysts for the next phase of technology innovation across the globe. According to the analysis firm, the era began five years ago and its effects will gather pace in the coming years.
Read the full article in iWeek by Ilva Pieterse, business writer.
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