Abstract

This IDC Perspective discusses the Future of Connectedness as defined by a global team of IDC's telecommunications, networking, and services analysts. In this document we present a framework that discusses the concept of data in motion and its reliability on connectivity to drive business outcomes such as pervasive digital experiences, business continuity, scalable access anytime anywhere, and real-time insights. In future documents, we will examine the technology and business investments that must be made to ensure the connectivity-driven business outcomes can be achieved as well as the challenges and opportunities the Future of Connectedness will uncover along the way.

"Connectivity is the common denominator in how we interact with the world around us today. As digital interactions increase, it becomes clear that connectivity is not yet seamless, nor pervasive," says Carrie MacGillivray, group vice president and general manager, Worldwide Telecom, Mobility, and IoT research. "The evolution of access technologies is going to accelerate the digital connection — and in turn, unveil the Future of Connectedness — between people, things, processes, and applications. These connections are the sinews of how we live, work, and play."


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5G Monetization and Adoption Strategies , Africa ICT Market Opportunity and Digital Transformation Strategies , Asia/Pacific Communications Service Provider Business Transformation Strategies , Asia/Pacific Communications Service Provider Technology Strategies , Asia/Pacific Devices , Australia and New Zealand Communications: Impact Executive Reports , Australia and New Zealand Telecommunications Market , Canadian Communications Market Drivers and Strategies , Carrier Network Infrastructure , China Telecommunications Market , Communications Service Provider Operations and Monetization , Consumer Communications Services , Content Delivery Networks , Enabling Technologies: Wireless and Mobile Connectivity , Enterprise Communications Infrastructure , Enterprise Communications Services , European Enterprise Communications Services , European Enterprise Mobile Device Deployments , European Enterprise Mobility in the 5G Era , European Enterprise Networks and Life-Cycle Services , European Smart Connected Devices and Emerging Technologies , European Telco 2025: Digital Services Transformation in the 5G Era , European Unified Communications and Collaboration , Europe: Future of Connectedness , Future of Connectedness - Agenda , Hosting and Colocation Services , IDC Telecommunications Insights: European Technology Priorities and Strategies , IDC Telecommunications Insights: Technology Priorities and Strategies , Japan 5G Client Solutions and Adoption Strategies (Japanese Version with Key English Language Reports) , Japan Network Infrastructure Strategies (Japanese Version with Key English Language Reports) , Japan Network Virtualization Strategies (Japanese Version with Key English Language Reports) , Korea Smart Connected Devices (Korean Version) , Managed and Cloud-Hosted Virtualized Network Services , Managed Edge and Content Delivery Services , Middle East and North Africa ICT Market Opportunity and Digital Transformation Strategies , Mobile and Internet of Things Communications Services , Mobile Phones , Network Life-Cycle and Infrastructure Services , Network Life-Cycle Services , Russia ICT Market Opportunity and Digital Transformation Strategies , Small and Medium Business Communications Services , Turkey ICT Market Opportunity and Digital Transformation Strategies , TV and Over-the-Top Video , Unified Communications and Collaboration , Wearables


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Air interface, COVID-19, Digital transformation, Enterprise mobility, Hosting infrastructure services, Networking and connectivity devices, Technology buyer, Telecom, broadband and video


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