The 2012 Global ICT 50: The supply side of digitization

For the top 50 companies providing IT and telecom hardware, software, and services, the world is changing dramatically. How these suppliers respond will transform the world for the rest of us. Based on an analysis of the four factors determining success for digital providers, this article shows why the four different supplier categories — hardware and infrastructure companies, software and Internet companies, IT service providers, and telecom operators — have different growth trajectories and competitive prospects.