2013 TMT Predictions
Welcome to the 12th edition of Deloitte’s Predictions for the technology, media & telecommunications (TMT) sector. This publication presents Deloitte’s view of key developments over the next 12-18 months that are likely to have significant medium- to long-term impacts for companies in TMT and other industries.
Launched in January 2013, TMT Predictions are Deloitte's view of the key developments over the next 12-18 months that are likely to have significant medium- to long-term impacts for companies in Technology, Media, Telecommunications (TMT), and other industries.
Member firms hosted launch events worldwide, and several have created their own locally relevant Predictions reports, tailored specifically to their markets, including the South East Asia perspective (Bahasa translation) and reports from India and China.
Technology - TMT Predictions 2013
For 2013, we expect increased challenges for standard passwords, and the PC will remain a dominant device, as measured by usage rather than just units, while one fifth of businesses will support a 'bring your own device' (BYOD) policy that extends to personal computers.
- The PC is not dead: it's about usage not units
- Bring your own computer: a tale of two interpretations
- P@$$1234: the end of strong password-only security
- Enterprise Social Networks: another tool, but not yet a panacea
- Let's get together: crowdfunding portals bring in the bucks
- The button stays beautiful
Media - TMT Predictions 2013
For 2013, we expect the start of preparations for the next generation of high definition television, known as 4K, while dual screens will have almost no impact on overall viewing, but may rather have more impact on other media, such as newspapers and magazines.
- 4K kicks off
- Dual video screening readies for prime time
- Connected TV: hits and misses
- Over-the-top may lift legacy broadcasters and distributors more than pure plays
- The reality of "cord cutting" in North America
Telecommunications - TMT Predictions 2013
For 2013, we expect key changes to include an upsurge in momentum behind Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile networks, and the first one billion shipments year for smartphones, while key non-changes include many hundreds of millions of new smartphone owners continuing to use their data capable devices mostly for voice and text messages.
- A strong year for LTE adoption
- Smartphones ship a billion but usage becomes simpler
- "Mobile" advertising is dead. Long live tablet and smartphone advertising
- The looming spectrum shortage: worse before it gets better