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IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Mobility 2017 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Table: Key Elements of an IDC Prediction

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: IT Spending on Mobility Will Peak at 50% of Enterprise IT Budgets in 2018, Leveling Off in 2019

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: In 2017, One-Quarter of Enterprise IT Organizations Will Be Testing Augmented Reality Business Apps for Use on Smartphones

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 3: By 2019, Wireless Charging Will Begin Appearing in More Offices and Conference Rooms, with 50% of New Smartphone, 20% of New Tablet, and 5% of New Notebook Deployments Supporting the Technology

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 4: In 2017, 5G Connectivity Will Be a Board-Level Agenda Item for 50% of the Global 2000, Largely in Response to the Hype from Top-Tier Mobile Network Operators Over Standards and Use Case Potential

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 5: In 2019, One in Every 25 Retail Payments Will Be Made Using Mobile Phones, with Growth Primarily Driven by Asia and Africa

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 6: By 2019, 85% of Unregulated Enterprise Organizations Will Offer a CYOD Program for Eligible Employees as Their Default Device Policy

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Prediction 7: In 2018, 50% of Organizations with "Mobile Centers of Excellence" Will Rename These to Address Digital Transformation Agendas, of Which Mobile Remains a Critical Element

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 8: The Number of Enterprise Mobile Apps Will Double by 2018, Yet the Shift Away from Mobilizing Existing Corporate Apps Doesn't Begin Until 2019 When Enterprises Pick Up Momentum on Mobile-First Apps

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 9: In 2017, Enterprises Will Take Mobile Security More Seriously, with Deployments of Third-Party Security Tools on Corporate Devices Surging 40% Over the Next 36 Months

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IT Impact

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Prediction 10: In 2019, 40% of Enterprises Will Save Time and Money by Adopting Common Management and Policy Controls Across Disparate Devices to Manage All Endpoints with a Single System

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

DX: Technology-Centric Transformation Altering Business and Society

Everything, Everywhere: The Rise of Computer-Based Intelligence

Disruptive Fault Lines: Security, Privacy, and Regulation

Shifting Economics: Data as Digital Capital

Platform Economy: The Ecosystem Battle for Scale

Connected Conflict: Convergence of Technology and Privacy

Device Convergence Revisited: A Shift Toward Fewer Total Devices

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