1. In a few years, Gartner predicts most businesses will do more building than buying of apps

    In a report released today, Gartner said it believes that by 2020, 75 percent of application purchases by businesses will be related to building apps, rather than buying them. The report covered a very wide range of trends around enterprise software and services, including predictions around the shift to cloud services. In addition to the trend toward custom development, much of Gartner's research showed a significant shift away from on-premises software to new models including cloud services. In fact, it pegged 2020 as a cloud tipping point.

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