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Nov 2016 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US40123616

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Oil and Gas 2017 Predictions

Authors: Kevin Prouty, Emilie Ditton, Roberta Bigliani, Chris Niven

This IDC Energy Insights study presents the IDC Energy Insights analyst team's outlook for 2017, and the 24-months-and-beyond planning horizon, through the lens of the 10 predictions that make up, in IDC Energy Insights' view, the framework for IT and line-of-business decision makers' and influencers' planning and execution of technology-related initiatives in the year ahead.

"Lower oil and gas prices not only have forced oil and gas companies to reduce costs but are also a catalyst for energy companies to streamline operations and develop a solid IT environment while moving to cloud, applying mobility applications, and evaluating and running POCs with analytics and other enabling solutions," said Chris Niven, research director of Oil and Gas, IDC Energy Insights. "Our research shows that oil and gas companies are looking to their strategic vendors to help them with big ideas and innovation and digital transformation to help them evolve IT to the 3rd Platform to improve efficiencies and rapidly add new technologies and quickly adopt to change."

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