LearnCast Mobile Platform Aligns with IDC Predictions 2012

 

IDC Predicts 2012 Will Be the Year of Mobile and Cloud Platform Wars as IT Vendors Vie for Leadership While the Industry Redefines Itself

“The industry’s shift to the 3rd Platform will accelerate in 2012, forcing the industry’s leaders to make bold investments and fateful decisions”

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–One year ago, International Data Corporation (IDC) predicted that the IT industry’s next dominant platform, built on mobile computing, cloud services, social networking, and big data analytics technologies, would begin its transition into the mainstream. Today, spending on these technologies is growing at about 18% per year and is expected to account for at least 80% of IT spending growth between now and 2020. With future market revenues at stake, IDC predicts that 2012 will be marked by some of the first high-stakes battles as companies seek to position themselves for leadership in these critical and fast-growing technology areas.

Overall, IDC predicts that worldwide IT spending will grow 6.9% year over year to $1.8 trillion in 2012. As much as 20% of this total spending will be driven by the technologies that are reshaping the IT industry – smartphones, media tablets, mobile networks, social networking, and big data analytics. Meanwhile, emerging markets (defined as all markets except North America, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand) will drive more than half of all IT spending growth worldwide in 2012, led by the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) and a handful of other fast-growing markets like Indonesia, Vietnam, and Saudi Arabia. The growing importance of these markets is reflected in IDC’s prediction that China will surpass Japan as the world’s second largest IT market sometime in the course of the year.

2012 will also be the Year of Mobile Ascendency as mobile devices (smartphones and media tablets) surpass PCs in both shipments and spending and mobile apps, with 85 billion downloads, generate more revenue than the mainframe market. The mobility market will see heated competition in 2012 as Microsoft joins the crucial battle for dominance in the mobile operating system (OS) market and the Kindle Fire challenges the iPad in the media tablet market. Similarly, a host of new mobile devices with “good enough” capabilities (think “smartphone lite”) will challenge the current device leaders on price and functionality in key emerging markets like China, India, Indonesia, and Brazil.

  • Mobile data network spending will exceed fixed data network spending for the first time
  • 80% of new commercial enterprise apps will be deployed on cloud platforms
  • 15% of new mobile apps will be based on HTML5 by year’s end
  • Vendors from emerging markets, such as Huawei and China Telecom, will make an aggressive push into developed markets, including the U.S.
  • The number of intelligent, communicating devices on the network will outnumber “traditional computing” devices by almost 2 to 1 within next 24 months, changing the way we think – and interact – with each other and devices on the network

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20111201005201/en/IDC-Predicts-2012-Year-Mobile-Cloud-Platform

ALEXA RATES LEARNCAST

Statistics Summary for Learncast.com

LearnCast moving up Alexas

 

Learncast.com  visitors view an average of 3.7 unique pages per day. Approximately 94% of visitors to the site come from the US, where it has attained a traffic rank of 218,479. Visitors to Learncast.com spend approximately three minutes per visit to the site and 31 seconds per pageview.

The site is relatively popular among users in the city of San Francisco (where it is ranked #32,174).

 

We have much to learn about global traffic ranking, but we have our eyes on our merger partnerships such as :  Better Learning Systems, our global partners and clients and other means of gaining the attention of the mobile workforce and the M-Generation ( That’s the Mobi-Generation).

 

David Clemons

CEO of LearnCast.com

Partner – Better Learning Systems

Merger Announcement LearnKey®, LearnCast® and Predix

Industry Leaders Merge – LearnKey®, LearnCast® and Predix

Three powerful companies merge to form a very strategic learning entity known as Better Learning Systems (BLS).

LearnKey® Inc., LearnCast® Inc., and Predix Inc., combine their executive leadership teams, global experience and financial resources to create the “next big idea” in the learning industry, Better Learning Systems.

These three companies all share a similar background of delivering first-to-market solutions and innovations within the learning, e-learning and mobile learning industries. Their stories include accomplishments such as the first video-based software training company (1987); the first privately held company to deliver  interactive CD-ROM to the market with video, labs and assessments; the first company to stream learning video in an online learning portal with labs and assessments; and possibly the first mobile platform to specifically offer rapid development tools, learning management tools, video transcoding with global distribution specific to learning within one cloud-based system.

“I’m really interested to see how our existing customer base adopts our new and strategic offerings. This will prove to have more value with better reach and deeper measurements for everyone”, stated David Clemons CEO and Founder of LearnCast.com

“The global industry of video based training, online learning, mobile innovation and individual talent discovery through software, will see something fantastic at Better Learning Systems”, stated Clemons

This merger represents a very big move for the privately held LearnKey®, the original video-based software training company launched in 1987, who has brought together an interesting blend of mobile technology and professional behavioral assessment technology and know-how together under one vision – one mission. “Build a Better Learning System

Read the companies press announcement here on  PRWEB WIRE - http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/2/prweb9156955.htm