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This IDC study provides the strategic context for how CIOs will adopt the four pillars of the 3rd Platform to transform their enterprises through creative and innovative applications of technology to business processes. Key insights into the emerging role of IT and next-generation CIOs are provided in IDC's 2014 top 10 predictions for the CIO.
"IDC believes there are clear indicators that the existing role of technology management will evolve in a few short years to a set of roles that includes management of innovation, information intelligence, customer experience, and digital business presence," says Fred Magee, adjunct research advisor with IDC's Research Network. "It's going to be an exciting decade. This year's predictions largely focus on the near to midterm of 2015–2018. It is worthwhile, however, for CIOs to realize that predictions are not finite and happen in a continuum of change — just as their roles within the enterprise do."
Analytic applications, Big Data analytics and discovery, Enterprise mobility, IT buyer, IT operations and implementation, IT planning and design, Information protection and control, Mobile security, Networks, Platform as a service, Social networking, Software as a service