Since 2007, IDC has predicted, chronicled and analyzed the industry's remarkable shift to its "3rd Platform" for innovation and growth, built on cloud, mobile, social and big data technologies. As we look to 2015, IDC's worldwide team of analysts will share their outlook for the future as we enter the most critical period yet in the 3rd Platform era: the "Innovation Stage". The next stage will be defined by an explosion of innovation and value creation on top of the 3rd Platform's foundation and a NEW wave of core technologies - "Innovation Accelerators" - that radically extend its capabilities and applications.
Along with our traditional IDC Predictions we are pleased to announce the launch of IDC FutureScapes, IT Strategic planning with Insight.
IDC Predictions are a thought-leadership study that presents IDC's predictions of what will take place in the next 12–18 months in a particular market or group of markets. The study provides a clear roadmap to major trends and competitive shifts in the year ahead. It is written for those interested in understanding competitors and interested in identifying and expanding new and existing markets.
IDC FutureScapes are a planning tool for technology professionals to use in their IT strategic planning efforts. They provide the strategic foresight needed to inform technology based strategies by putting forth a series of 10 decision imperatives. Each decision imperative supports a 36 month planning process by identifying the business impact and complexity to address the projected imperative.
Crawford Del Prete
Executive Vice President, Worldwide Research Products
"While much of the industry talks about the 3rd Platform in terms of the technologies that fuel it, the true power of the 3rd platform is in the business outcomes – outcomes such as new revenue streams, greater customer loyalty, and the ability to compete for talent on a global basis."
Senior Vice President, U.S. Insights
"Because each of IDC's FutureScapes describes the magnitude of the change and the time frame in which the change will have an impact on the enterprise, they are a valuable framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now and in the foreseeable future."
Vice President & IT Executive Advisor
"The value proposition of technology, the business model of IT, and talent are all undergoing significant transformation as organizations move to the 3rd platform."
IDC Worldwide IT Channels and Alliances Predictions 2015
Jan-13 | 12:00PM
IDC Worldwide High Performance Computing Predictions 2015
Jan-15 | 12:00PM
IDC Worldwide Consumer Technology Predictions 2015
Jan-22 | 12:00PM
IDC Worldwide Services Predictions 2015
Jan-27 | 12:00PM
IDC Worldwide Software Predictions 2015
Jan-28 | 12:00PM
European Internet of Things Predictions
Jan-15 | 3:00PM CET
European Big Data Predictions
Jan-21 | 3:00PM CET
European Cloud Predictions
Jan-26 | 3:00PM CET
European Mobility Predictions
Jan-29 | 3:00PM CET
European Customer Experience IT (CXIT) Predictions
Feb-5 | 3:00PM CET