Predictions for technology, media, and telecoms usage in 2013 [Report]

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Do you know how to safely navigate the internet? 90% of user-generated passwords, even those considered strong by IT departments, are expected to be vulnerable to hacking, according to a recent report by Deloitte. Yet security is only one element that defines the way we access the internet and protect our our identities online.

The report, entitled “Technology, Media and Telecommunications Prediction 2013,” also explores our existing and future habits online. For instance, among those owning or with access to smartphones, more than one in five don’t event use their device to connect to the internet, but instead use it as a more traditional phone. Several factors lead to this reality, including a simple lack of interest, the cost of data, or a lack of Wi-Fi infrastructure.

Here are a few other highlights from the report, including the availability of new media technologies and trends in telecoms usage:

  • 80% of Internet traffic will continue to come from traditional desktop and laptop personal computers in the near future. More than 70% of the hours we spend online are expected to be on a PC.
  • By the end of 2013, more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies will have partially or fully implemented an internal Enterprise Social Network (ESN), enabling employees to follow up on business news and keep in touch with their colleagues.
  • Crowdfunding portals will raise $3 billion by the end of 2013, double the $1.5 billion raised in 2011.
  • In 2013, the television industry is expected to commence the roll-out of the next generation of high-definition (HD) TV, which is expected to offer four times higher resolution than the current HD standard.
  • The number of internet-connected TV sets sold around the world will exceed 100 million by the end of the year.
  • By the end of 2013, 4G service will be available in more than 75 countries through 200 operators.

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