Oct 2018 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US44388218
IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Telecommunications 2019 Predictions
By: Ghassan AbdoResearch VP, WW Telecom , Virtualization & CDN, James EibischResearch Director, EMEA Telecoms and Networking, Jason LeighSenior Research Analyst, Mobility, Amy LindResearch Manager, Broadband, Enterprise Voice & IP Communications Services, and Unified Communications, Courtney MunroeGroup Vice President of Worldwide Telecommunications Research, Hugh UjhazyAssociate Vice President, IoT and Telecommunications, Martha VazquezSenior Research Analyst, Infrastructure Services, Karl WhitelockResearch Vice President, Communications Service Provider Operations & Monetization
This IDC study offers IDC's top 10 predictions that will impact the enterprise networking sectors as they implement digital transformation (DX). The goal is to provide CIOs with the most important issues they should be considering as they chart their networking road map over the next several years. This study provides guidance on the required investments in key areas such as edge computing, 5G, virtual networking, and other services critical to implementing a digital infrastructure.
The communications network is an indispensable foundation of the enterprise DX road map. "To implement competitive services that facilitate dynamic, reliable engagement with customers and partners, enterprises require a reliable, robust, and flexible networking infrastructure. Enterprises should be leveraging best-of-breed emerging technologies including SD-WAN and virtual networking services," said Courtney Munroe, GVP, Worldwide Telecommunications Research, at IDC.
Air interface, Analytic applications, Cloud-based partners, Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Digital transformation, Networking virtualization, Platform as a service, Security management, Technology buyer, Unified communications and collaboration