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Nov 2015 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # 259850

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2016 Predictions — Leading Digital Transformation to Scale

Authors: Frank Gens, IDC Worldwide IT Industry 2016 Predictions Team
Abstract

This IDC study offers IDC's broadest outlook for the year ahead in the IT industry. Since 2007, IDC has predicted — and we have all witnessed – the emergence of the IT industry's 3rd Platform for innovation and growth and the impact on every industry through the digital transformation (DX) it enables. In 2016, and over the next three to five years, we will see enterprises "flip the switch," committing to a massive new scale of DX and 3rd Platform adoption, to stake out leadership positions in the "DX economy."

According to IDC Chief Analyst Frank Gens, "We'll see massive upshifts in commitment to DX initiatives, 3rd Platform IT, the cloud, coders, data pipelines, the Internet of Things, cognitive services, industry cloud platforms, and customer numbers and connections. Looked at holistically, the guidance we've shared provides a clear blueprint for enterprises looking to thrive and lead in the DX economy."

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