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Cloud, Mobile Top Developers' Priorities: IBM

The IT landscape is in the midst of a profound and far-reaching change, according to a new survey of developers and specialists around the world.

In its 2010 Tech Trends survey, IBM's developerWorks division found that IT pros are bullish on mobile apps and the cloud. Specifically, 55 percent of respondents expressed the believe that mobile applications will overtake traditional computing platforms by 2015. The respondents also pegged mobile and cloud computing as the two hottest segments of the IT industry heading into next year. DevX takes a look at the survey.


The writing is not only on the wall, it's on the millions of mobile devices and smartphones being sold each month. A new survey from IBM (NYSE: IBM) confirms two unmistakable trends: that computing is going more mobile and interest in cloud services is ramping up in a big way.

The 2010 IBM Tech Trends Survey was conducted online and covered responses from 2,000 IT developers and specialists from 87 countries. Over half (55 percent) said they think mobile software application development will eclipse development on all other traditional computing platforms by 2015.

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Cloud, Mobile Come Up Big in IBM Survey of 2,000 IT Pros