Here is an extract from the guide of a range of IT market statistics as well as perspectives for 2016
blue-infinity, the largest SME in the IT sector in Western Switzerland
blue-infinity’s strong growth has once again positioned the company at the top of the ICT Journal's Top 100 IT companies in Suisse romande.
With nearly over 380 experts in Suisse romande (+450 in total) blue-infinity is ranked as the 3rd largest IT services company in Western Switzerland, closely behind Swisscom and IBM Switzerland.
With a growing specialised workforce, blue-infinity continues to help leading companies and brands with their digital transformation, with several internationally-awarded projects added to their portfolio this year.
IT sector optimistic for 2016
IT companies anticipate a growth in revenue and employees in 2016. As Rodolphe Koller, Editor in Chief ICT Journal, states, "To increase in size, these businesses need to win over market share from their competition, and perform well in areas of growth." Even having an optimistic outlook cannot hide the fact that a difficult economic situation may also arise.
IT services exports on the rise
Overall exports of Switzerland based IT services have increased since the year 2000. Notable partners include countries in Europe, particularly Germany, with a market volume equivalent to that of the USA. Overall, Switzerland continues to import more than it exports, vis à vis her European nighbours.
Trending in 2016
The top 10 technologies in vogue next year, according to Forrester, range from artificial intelligence, integral solutions for organising and managing client experience across all channels, tools for taking real-time decisions and collaborative tools for employees that reinforce workplace efficiency.
The top 10 strategic technology trends according to Gartner include the device mesh, which refers to an expanding set of endpoints people use to access applications and information or interact with people, social communities, governments and businesses, and advances in 3D printing have already enabled 3D printing to use a wide range of materials, including advanced nickel alloys, carbon fiber, glass, conductive ink, electronics, pharmaceuticals and biological materials. Also mentioned is the Information of Everything. According to Gartner, by 2020, 25 billion devices will be generating data about almost every topic imaginable. This is equal parts opportunity and challenge. There will be a plethora of data, but making sense of it will be the trick. Those companies that harness the power of this tidal wave of information will leapfrog competitors in the process.
For the online article, please visit Top 100 de l'informatique romande: un classement chamboulé.