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SMAC News Weekly – Week of March 31, 2013

Welcome to SMAC News Weekly, featuring the latest news and numbers relating to SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) that I come across each week.

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According to IDC, the IT industry has been transitioning to a new era of computing built on mobile, cloud services, social networking and big data analytics. In 2013 spending will exceed $2.1 trillion, driven by double-digit growth in mobile, cloud, big data and social technologies, and by emerging markets’ growth. Read Original Content

Brand Networks Inc. has announced the launch of its new social media analytics offering bn.insights, which gathers data from social media platforms and tracks performance and return on investment for social ads, applications and pages. Read Original Content

Google Analytics has stepped up their real-time reports by adding four new features: an events report, content breakdown by device, a real-time versus overall data comparison report, and shortcuts to real-time visitor segment views. Read Original Content

While social, mobile, analytics and cloud technologies add a new dimension to your model, to fully maximize their value consider the sum is greater than its parts. The formula for the Future of Work is called SMAC - social, mobile, analytics and cloud on one integrated stack, where each function enables another to maximize their effect.  To learn more about SMAC and Cognizant please visit http://www.cognizant.com/futureofwork/smac.  This newsletter is sponsored in part by Cognizant.

Microsoft is hoping to shove aside rivals such as Salesforce.com and Oracle in the customer relationship management software market by linking its own Dynamics CRM application with new capabilities for marketing automation and social media analysis. Read Original Content

A study by Markets and Markets reports that the global cloud based business analytics market is expected to grow from $5.25 billion in 2013 to $16.52 billion by 2018, at an estimated annual rate of 25.8 percent from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content
Two-thirds of IT managers recently surveyed by Cisco believe Big Data will be a strategic priority for their companies over the next five years. Sixty percent said they believe Big Data can help improve decision-making and global competitiveness. Read Original Content

Cloudera announced it has reached a strategic agreement with European IT systems provider T-Systems to deliver cloud-based data analytics solutions based on Cloudera’s Platform for Big Data. Read Original Content

According to ZDNet, a recent Gartner report highlights the impact of rising big data demand on Business Intelligence. Global BI software revenue is projected to grow seven percent from 2012, reaching $13.8 billion in 2013. The figure is expected to exceed $17 billion by 2016. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict serves as the Senior Vice President, Solutions Strategy, at Regalix, a Silicon Valley based company, focused on bringing the best strategies, digital technologies, processes and people together to deliver improved customer experiences, journeys and success through the combination of intelligent solutions, analytics, automation and services. He is a popular writer, speaker and futurist, and in the past 8 years he has taught workshops for large enterprises and government agencies in 18 different countries. He has over 32 years of experience working with strategic enterprise IT solutions and business processes, and he is also a veteran executive working with both solution and services companies. He has written dozens of technology and strategy reports, over a thousand articles, interviewed hundreds of technology experts, and produced videos on the future of digital technologies and their impact on industries.

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