Deloitte’s 2013 Predictions: PC Domination, Password Vulnerability and LTE Kick-OffDOWNLOAD
Bratislava, 22 January 2013 — A record one billion smartphones will be shipped in 2013, more than 90% of user-generated passwords will be vulnerable to hacking in a matter of seconds and 4K televisions will not disrupt the marketplace just yet, as resulting from the 12th edition of Deloitte’s “Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions 2013"report.
“As the value of the information protected by passwords continues to grow, attracting more hack attempts, high-value sites will likely require additional forms of authentication”, said Ivan Lužica, Partner, Consulting, Deloitte..”
— Ivan Lužica,
Partner, Consulting, Deloitte Slovakia
“This year’s predictions cover a range of topics, from the continued dominance of personal computers despite inferior sales relative to smart devices, the developments around LTE mobile Internet technology, and data access, to smartphones and the vulnerability of passwords,” said Peter Horovčák, Senior Manager, Consulting, Deloitte.
Deloitte predicts that in 2013 more than 90% of user-generated passwords, even those considered strong by IT departments, will be vulnerable to hacking. Inadequate password protection may result in billions of dollars of losses, declining confidence in Internet transactions and significant damage to the reputations of the companies compromised by attacks. “As the value of the information protected by passwords continues to grow, attracting more hack attempts, high-value sites will likely require additional forms of authentication”, said Ivan Lužica, Partner, Consulting, Deloitte.
There will also be an upsurge in momentum behind LTE, with 2013 being the first year in which LTE thrives across multiple markets. The subscriber base will triple to 200 million by year end, and those on LTE tariffs will represent about 10% of all service revenues. Usage of LTE will be evolutionary rather than revolutionary: the major benefits of subscribing to LTE from 3G are likely to be better performance from existing applications from e-mail to updating social networks.
Additional highlights of this year’s TMT predictions to impact the marketplace in 2013 include:
Full details about the global TMT Predictions are available here: www.deloitte.com/Predictions2013
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