Navigating the Crosswinds in a
Digital-First World

What Is an IDC FutureScape report? How Is It Different?

An IDC FutureScape report lists down the top technology predictions for the coming 1-3 years in a particular area.

It is a strategic planning tool designed exclusively for technology professionals in enterprises that are making critical investments in IT to further their business strategies. The report itself describes the magnitude of the prediction, and the timeframe upon which it is expected to happen. An IDC Futurescape report in a particular topic could be written with a global, regional, or country-level view.

This report is written for Line-of-Business executives, CIOs, IT directors, IT managers, IT architects, and other IT buyers.



The C-Suite Agenda will peer into emergent trends and practices that cut through all industries as they commit to their digital transformation plans and become future enterprises. This section covers our predictions report (also known as IDC Futurescape) on the CIO Agenda, the Future Enterprise and the 9 CEO Agenda topics. Find out more here.



This 'Technology’ section shows the list of predictions reports (called IDC Futurescape) for specific technology areas – from 3rd Platform technologies like Cloud, Big Data Analytics; Innovation Accelerators topics like Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things (IOT) to name a few, to other tech topics actively disrupting our digital landscape like IPDS, Services and Connected Devices. Click here for the list of reports.



Every industry and sector utilizes technology and ICTs at some level. Industry will take a deep-dive towards how technology patterns, use, and other trends in these different sectors would change, such as in banking, education, petrochemicals/gas, government, utility supply chain, manufacturing and many more. Find out more here.



For the first time, IDC will be publishing a predictions report on hot topics of interest in the market, e.g. the Future Consumer, Sustainability, Insurance and Life Sciences. Learn more here.

CIO Agenda

Chief Marketing Officer

Future of Connectedness

Future of Customer & Consumer

Future of Digital Infrastructure

Future of Digital Innovation

Future of Industry Ecosystems

Future of Intelligence

Future of Operations

Future of Trust

Future of Work


Artificial Intelligence

B2B Sales


Connected Devices

Data & Content Technology

Developer & DevOps

Digital Transformation

Imaging, Printing, Document Solutions and 3D Printing

Intelligent ERP

IT Industry

IT/OT Convergence



Corporate Banking


Financial Services and Payments

Health Industry

Hospitality, Dining & Travel


Manufacturing Product & Service Innovation


National Government

Oil & Gas


Smart Cities & Communities

Small and Medium-Sized Business

Supply Chain



Future Consumer


Life Sciences

Social & Environmental Responsibility and Ethics Research (SERE)


Navigate the winds of change in technology and chart a new course in an unpredictable business climate as IDC unveils its annual predictions for Asia/Pacific