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Nov 2015 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # 259840

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2016 Predictions — Mastering the Raw Material of Digital Transformation

Table of Contents

IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2016 Top 10 Predictions

IDC Opinion

In This Study

Situation Overview

Summary of Key Drivers

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Prediction 1: Hybrid Cloud — More than 80% of Enterprise IT Organizations Will Commit to Hybrid Cloud Architectures by 2017, Vastly Driving the Rate and Pace of Change in IT Organizations

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: By 2018, Industry Cloud Creation Will Be Seen as a Top Market Entry Strategy for IT Providers and Industrial Firms as IT and Industry Domain Experts Team Up to Remove Barriers to Entry

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 3: Cloud Core — By 2018, at Least Half of IT Spending Will Be Cloud Based, Reaching 60% of All IT Infrastructure, and 60–70% of All Software, Services, and Technology Spending by 2020

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 4: Workload-Centric Management — By 2017, More than 60% of Enterprise IT Organizations Building Hybrid Clouds Will Purchase New or Updated Workload-Centric Cloud Management Solutions

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 5: By 2018, Cloud Becomes a Preferred Delivery Mechanism for Analytics, Increasing Public Information Consumption by 150% and Paving the Way for Thousands of New Industry Applications

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 6: Diversified IT — By 2018, 65% of Firms' IT Assets Will Be Offsite in Colocation, Hosting, and Cloud Datacenters, While One-Third of IT Staff Will Be Those of 3rd Party Service Providers

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 7: Open Becomes a Mandatory Cloud Evaluation Criterion — By 2017, Over 60% of Enterprises Will Embrace Open Source and Open APIs as the Underpinning for Cloud Integration Strategies

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 8: DevOps Matures — By 2018, Over 60% of New Apps Will Use Cloud-Enabled Continuous Delivery and Cloud-Native Application Architectures to Enable Faster Innovation and Business Agility

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 9: Skills and Staffing — By 2017, There Will Be a 9% Shift of IT Budget Away from In-House IT Delivery as More Third-Party Service Providers Are Used to Fill Cloud-Related Skills Gaps

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 10: By 2018, 25% of Global Enterprises Will Have Service Providers from Asia/Pacific as Part of Their Cloud Ecosystem

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Essential Guidance

Key Drivers

Business Drivers

DX: Accelerating Business Disruption from Digital Transformation

East-West: Shifting Global Economic Power, Balance, and Influence

Technology Drivers

Cloud Platform Gravity Attracts IT Energy and Activity

Rise of DevOps Accelerates Cloud Native Application Development

Modular IT: Modularization of IT Through Convergence, SD(X), Hyperscale, and Containers

Talent Quest: High Demand for Next-Generation Business/IT Skills, But Scarce Supply

Social Drivers

Cloud Life: The Merging of Real Life with Digital Identity

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