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Nov 2015 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # 259874

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Telecommunications 2016 Predictions

Table of Contents

IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Telecommunications 2016 Top 10 Predictions

IDC Opinion

In This Study

IDC's FutureScape Framework

Situation Overview

Summary of Key Drivers

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Prediction 1: Diversified IT — By 2017, Over 60% IT Organizations Will Implement Hybrid IT Environments That Leverage In-House and External Third-Party Assets Housed in Offsite Datacenters

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: By 2016, 15% of Enterprises Will Have Implemented a Software-Defined WAN Vendor Solution or Cloud-Based Managed Solution; This Figure Will Jump to 50%

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 3: By 2017, More Than 50% of Enterprises Will Access Public Cloud IaaS and SaaS via CSP Cloud Connect Access

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 4: Cloud-Based UCaaS Will Account for 60% of UCaaS Implementations by 2017

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 5: At Least 30% of Large Enterprises Will Invest in Emerging SD–WAN, and Virtualized Solutions in 2016 in Emerging Markets

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 6: By 2017, Approximately 50% of Enterprises Will Build or Incorporate Third-Party APIs for IP-Based Voice and Security Services

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 7: By 2018, Approximately 40% of IT Budgets Will Focus on Mobilizing and Optimizing Applications for Mobile Devices, Then Decline in Subsequent Years

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 8: By 2018, the Evolution of Enterprise IT Procurement Will Stimulate DX of CSP Operations, and 20% of CSPS Will Have Implemented a True Customer-First Focus

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 9: By 2017, at Least 55% of Enterprises Will Engage in CSP-Managed Services Including Bundled Managed Bandwidth, CPE, and Cloud-Based Application Management Solutions

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 10: By 2017, 50% of Switched Ethernet Access Ports Will Be "On Demand" Enabled by CSPs as Enterprises Extend Flexible Branch Networking to Various Global Markets

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Essential Guidance

Key Drivers

Economic Driver

Risky Business: International Impact of Economic Volatility

Business Driver

From Hare to Tortoise: The Shifting Pace of IT Productivity

Technology Driver

DX: Accelerating Business Disruption from Digital Transformation

Social Driver

Mobility Driver

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Synopsis

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