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We released the 2013 IT Security report, IDC’s annual attempt to predict the course of security industry in this part of world in the coming year, in February. IDC expects security to continue to be a hot market in 2013. Major trends like Compliance, Threat Landscape, Cloud, Mobility, Social, and Big data/analytics will continue to shape IT security. The Asia/Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) region has a very broad spectrum of capabilities, maturity and variations in its outlook and optimism.
The following are the top 10 predictions for the IT security market in 2013. The document is also available on www.idc.com
This document was co-authored by Poon Wei Ang, Vern-Harn Hue and Pei Wang.
1.Chief Information Officers Will Become Extinct
The adoption of social, mobile, analytics/big data, and cloud by organizations to create agility and adapt to the changing environment has created a need to relook at the roles and responsibilities of the IT department. As a result, the role of…
Parallels, the hosting and cloud services enablement provider announced a major enhancement to the Application Packaging Standard (APS) including a number of new products at their annual Parallels Summit 2013, last month. Parallels has developed the open APS program, a technology standard, that gives ISVs a consistent way to package and syndicate their offerings for sale through the service provider channel. It can be applied to hundreds of commercial applications ranging from WordPress to Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps, and VMware Zimbra, which are already packaged and certified under the APS standard.
The firm claims that the APS 2.0 now includes a pluggable single sign-on (SSO), service bus architecture, and customizable user interface enabling service providers to offer differentiated bundles of cloud services with an easy purchase and activation experience. This will allow Parallels service provider customers/partners access to cloud-based services that they can offer to their end user customers.
Service providers prefer to automate the services by way of common single sign-on between…
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