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Nov 2015 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # 259850

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2016 Predictions — Leading Digital Transformation to Scale

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IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2016 Top 10 Predictions

IDC Opinion

Figure: The IT Industry's 3rd Platform: Supporting and Driving Digital Transformation

In This Study

IDC Worldwide IT Industry 2016 Predictions Team

Situation Overview

Summary of Key Drivers

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Prediction 1: Digital Transformation — By the End of 2017, Two-Thirds of the CEOs of Global 2000 Enterprises Will Have Digital Transformation at the Center of Their Corporate Strategy

IT and Business Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: 3rd Platform IT — By 2017, Over 50% of Organizations' IT Spending Will Be for 3rd Platform Technologies, Solutions, and Services, Rising to Over 60% by 2020

IT and Business 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

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Guidance

Prediction 4: Innovation Capacity — By 2018, Enterprises Pursuing DX Strategies Will More than Double Software Development Capabilities; 2/3 of Their Coders Will Focus on Strategic DX Apps/Services

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Prediction 5: "Data Pipelines" In and Out — By 2018, Enterprises with DX Strategies Will Expand External Data Sources by at Least 3- to 5-Fold and Delivery of Data to the Market by 100-Fold or More

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Guidance

Prediction 6: Intelligent Edge — By 2018, There Will Be 22 Billion IoT Devices Installed, Driving the Development of Over 200,000 New IoT Apps and Services

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Guidance

Prediction 7: "Cognitive Everything" — By 2018, Over 50% of Developer Teams Will Embed Cognitive Services in Their Apps (vs. 1% Today), Providing U.S. Enterprises $60+ Billion Annual Savings by 2020

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Prediction 8: Industry Cloud Platforms and Communities — By 2018, Over 50% of Enterprises Will Create and/or Partner with Industry Cloud Platforms to Distribute Their Own Innovations, Source Others'

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Prediction 9: Customer/Intimacy @Scale — By 2018, 80% of B2C and 60% of B2B Enterprises Will Overhaul Their "Digital Front Door" to Support 1,000–10,000 Times More Customers and Customer Touch Points

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Guidance

Prediction 10: Realign Suppliers and Partners — By 2020, More than 30% of the IT Vendors Will Not Exist as We Know Them Today, Requiring Realignment of Preferred Vendor Relationships

IT and Business Impact

Guidance

Essential Guidance

Key Drivers

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