Future industries are characterized by large-scale, interconnected, technology-enabled relationships between enterprises from previously fragmented, unconnected, or even unrelated industries. These industries are responding to competitive pressure from digital disruptors, from disintermediation, or from the opportunities that are being created from scaled connecting technologies like AR/VR, AI, cloud, 5G, and blockchain.
Future industries connect and operate via shared, open, dynamic, and agile innovation platforms that create a hyperconnected, large-scale community that at its core provides innovative methods of delivering amplified value to consumers.
Industry-specific strategies offer IT providers the ability to differentiate themselves, enhance margins, and establish longer-lasting, deeper, and more meaningful relationships with their clients. While certain verticals are given airplay in the national media and general press, data on the addressable market and technology trends is limited and inconsistent. IDC's Canada: Future of Industry Ecosystems report series addresses this need and provides IT suppliers the information they require to identify opportunities and develop solutions and industry account plans.