* BYOD security: Even enterprise security isn't immune from the consumerization trend. Citing what it calls a "Bring your own ID" trend, IDC predicts that "many more enterprises, and the security software and services vendors that serve them, will use the identity management systems of Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft, and other consumer social networks and cloud services as a new foundation for enterprise authentication."
* Big data buying spree: Mergers and acquisitions in the big data area will see vendors adding more discovery, predictive analytics, and text- and rich-media analytics technologies to their portfolios.
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