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Nov 2015 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # 259832

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Wearables 2016 Predictions

Authors: Ramon T. Llamas, Emily Taylor, Francisco Jeronimo, Kenneth Liew, Ko Shikita, Paola Soriano

Abstract

This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for the 2016 worldwide wearables market. These predictions provide context that will enable technology professionals in IT buyer organizations understand the impact of important external trends that are driving the wearables market at a worldwide level and will provide perspective on the future of the market into 2018.

"Wearables are just getting started within the enterprise, but within a few short years, IT managers will be faced with a myriad challenges and opportunities," says Ramon Llamas, research manager, Wearables and Mobile Phones. "We put together a list of predictions that IT managers will have to face with wearables: procuring devices, which devices will work with which business units, how the wearable applications market will take shape, and what policies can and should be adopted. These will show how organizations can not only leverage wearables but thrive with wearables."

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