Yankee Group identifies a game-changing segment of information communications and technology it calls Anywhere IT. It enables the user to work from any location on any device, with the best possible experience that the device and network allow. Even amidst the current economic turmoil, Yankee Group advises organizations to begin exploiting Anywhere IT or risk losing a competitive edge. Anywhere IT moves complexity into the cloud and expands IT into non-traditional areas, connecting everything in the workplace -- conventional devices such as laptops, PCs and PDAs, plus non-traditional devices such as employee ID badges, factory equipment and other vertically specific equipment.
Global Expenditures on Information Communications & Technologies
- in 2008: $2.2 trillion
- in 2016: $4 trillion
Source: Yankee Group, "Introducing Anywhere IT," February 2009.