Four Predictive Computing trends
MOBILE – More than 6 Billion mobile devices being used by more than 3 billions people. Smartphone unit sales alone are expected to top $1 billion in 2013.
SENSORS – Those devices are equipped with sensors to gather data. IBM predicts that there will be a trillion sensors by 2015.
CLOUD COMPUTING – That data lives online where is can be accessed instantly. Public web services such as Dropbox are expected to be a $73 billion market by 2015.
BIG DATA – Networks of computers can now process those trillions of bits of information coming from all those sensors in mere seconds.