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Nov 2015 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # 259840

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2016 Predictions — Mastering the Raw Material of Digital Transformation

Authors: Robert P. Mahowald, Satoshi Matsumoto, Chris Morris, Mary Johnston Turner, Frank Gens, Judy Hanover, David Senf, Mayur Sahni, Carla Arend, Erik Berggren, Gard Little, Richard L. Villars, Jeronimo Pina, Melanie Posey, Eric Newmark, Benjamin McGrath, Adelaide O'Brien, Melinda-Carol Ballou, Kimberly Knickle
Abstract

This IDC study presents the top 10 predictions for cloud computing. Each prediction is shaped by a common set of key drivers that provides a planning tool for technology leaders and their line-of-business counterparts to use in their IT strategic planning efforts.

According to Robert Mahowald, program vice president for IDC's SaaS and Cloud Software research practice, "Digitization and transformation to virtualized, on-demand provider-based services are driving very rapid internal IT change. IT buyers are shifting steadily toward cloud-also and cloud-first strategies, and nearly all are reconsidering their IT best practices to embrace hybrid cloud construction and operations, secure data management, end-to-end governance, updated IT skills, and improved multivendor sourcing. The dynamics we've discussed in this IDC FutureScape, and our recommendations, should be a foundation for how enterprise-class IT organizations think about managing their transformation."

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