TECH BUYER Nov 2016 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US41863916
IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions
By: Robert Mahowald, Mary Johnston TurnerResearch Vice President, Cloud Management, Eric NewmarkProgram Vice President - SaaS, Enterprise Apps, Industry Cloud, and Digital Commerce, Larry CarvalhoResearch Director, Platform as a Service, Douglas HaywardResearch Director, Worldwide Digital Strategy and Agency Services, Deepak MohanResearch Director, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, Chris MorrisVice President, IDC Asia/Pacific, Nakul Narayan, Adelaide O'BrienResearch Director, Government Digital Transformation Strategies, Satoshi MatsumotoResearch Director, IT Services, IDC Japan, Henry Morris, Carla ArendSenior Program Director, European Software, Erik Berggren, Frank GensSenior Vice President & Chief Analyst, Benjamin McGrath, Mickey North RizzaProgram Vice President, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce, Michael Versace, Waseq Ahsan, Alejandro FloreanVice President Consulting & Strategic Solutions, Latin America, William LeeResearch Director, Tony OlvetGroup Vice President, Research, Jeronimo Piña
This IDC study crystallizes IDC's thinking around a set of key drivers and predictions relating to cloud computing that IDC believes have the potential to dramatically alter the business ecosystem for the next 12–36 months. It provides a basis for understanding some of the changes that will shape business and IT strategy in the coming years.
According to Robert Mahowald, group vice president for IDC's Applications and Cloud research practice, "The dawn of the digital transformation (DX) economy is fueling transformation to virtualized, on-demand provider-based services and driving very rapid internal IT change. IT buyers are shifting steadily toward cloud-first strategies, and nearly all are reconsidering their IT best practices to embrace hybrid and multicloud 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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