This IDC FutureScape presentation provides the regional context for Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) for the IDC worldwide IT Services predictions for 2016. The presentation provides 10 predictions for services in 2016 and the medium term with the time horizon, the organizational level of impact, and the relative complexity of implementation. It also details out implications for both enterprise and services vendors, and how they can best leverage these trends.
Progressive adoption of 3rd Platform technologies in the region is not only driving demand for related services segments, but is also fundamentally changing the way they interact with their broader ecosystem. In other words, technology decisions today are essentially critical business decisions, and the need for enterprises to partner with trusted service providers to develop sustainable competitive advantage is greater than ever.
Innovation accelerators, such as IoT, cognitive computing and robotics, and 3D printing will drive the next phase of services demand and create new services segments. Underpinning a lot of this creativity will be cloud platforms and services atop these platforms. The switch to cloud-first/cloud-only has important implications in the APEJ services market, among which is the expectation that services spends will form an increasingly greater proportion of enterprise IT budgets. As previously distinct market segments converge and the pace of change upends conventional modes of business engagement, future battles between service providers will be fought on cloud platforms and within evolving systems of engagement.