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Dec 2014 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # 252872

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Internet of Things 2015 Predictions

Table of Contents

IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IoT 2015 Top 10 Decision Imperatives

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Table: Key Elements of an IDC Decision Imperative

Situation Overview

Key Drivers

Business Drivers

Social Drivers

Technology Drivers

10 Decision Imperatives

Decision Imperative 1: Within the Next Five Years, Over 90% of All IoT Data Will Be Hosted on Service Provider Platforms as Cloud Computing Reduces the Complexity of Supporting IoT "Data Blending"

Associated Drivers

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Decision Imperative 2: 90% of IT Networks Will Have an IoT-Based Security Breach in Two Years; Although Many Will Be Considered "Inconveniences," CISOs Will Need to Adopt New IoT Security Policies

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Decision Imperative 3: By 2018, 40% of IoT-Created Data Will Be Stored, Processed, Analyzed, and Acted Upon Close to, or at the Edge of, the Network

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Decision Imperative 4: Within Three Years, 50% of IT Networks Will Transition from Having Excess Capacity to Handle the Additional IoT Devices to Being Network Constrained

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Decision Imperative 5: By 2017, 90% of Datacenter and Enterprise Systems Management Will Rapidly Adopt New Business Models to Manage Nontraditional Infrastructure and BYOD Device Categories

Additional Drivers

IT Impact

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Decision Imperative 6: Over 50% of IoT Activity Is Centered in Manufacturing, Transportation, Smart City, and Consumer Applications, But in Five Years, Industries Will Have Rolled Out IoT Initiatives

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Decision Imperative 7: Competing to Build Innovative and Sustainable Smart Cities, by 2018, Local Government Will Represent More Than 25% of All Government External Spending for IoT

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Decision Imperative 8: By 2018, 60% of IT Solutions Originally Developed as Proprietary, Closed Industry Solutions Will Become Open Sourced, Allowing a Rush of Vertical-Driven IoT Markets to Form

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IT Impact

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Decision Imperative 9: Within Five Years, 40% of Wearables Will Have Evolved into a Viable Consumer Mass-Market Alternative to Smartphones

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Decision Imperative 10: By 2018, 16% of the Population Will Be Millennials and Be Accelerating IoT Adoption Due to Their Reality of a Connected World

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Interplay of Drivers and Decision Imperatives

Figure: Drivers Versus Decision Imperative Heat Map

Essential Guidance

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