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IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Analytics, Cognitive/AI, and Big Data 2017 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: By the End of 2017, Revenue Growth from Information-Based Products Will Double the Rest of the Product/Service Portfolio for One-Third of Global 2000 Companies

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: By 2018, 75% of Enterprise and ISV Development Will Include Cognitive/AI or Machine Learning Functionality in at Least One Application, Including All Business Analytics Tools

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 3: By 2018, New Cloud Pricing Models Will Emerge for Specific Analytics Workloads, Contributing to Five Times Higher Growth in Spending on Cloud Versus On-Premises Analytics Solutions

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IT Impact

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Prediction 4: By 2019, APIs Will Be the Primary Mechanism to Connect Data, Algorithms, and Decision Services Distributed Across Digital Economy Value Chains, Clouds, and Datacenters

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IT Impact

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Prediction 5: By 2019, 75% of Workers Whose Daily Tasks Involve the Use of Enterprise Applications Will Have Access to Intelligent Personal Assistants to Augment Their Skills and Expertise

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 6: By 2019, All Effective IoT Efforts Will Merge Streaming Analytics with Machine Learning Trained on Data Lakes, Marts, and Content Stores, Accelerated by Discrete or Integrated Processors

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Prediction 7: By 2019, Separate and Uncoordinated Spending on Analytics and Data Management by IT and Business Will Force Enterprises to Assess the True Cost of Open Source Versus Proprietary Software

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Prediction 8: By 2020, Perceived Bias and Lack of Evidentiary Transparency in Cognitive/AI Solutions Will Create an Activist Backlash Movement and 10% of Consumers Will Stop Using These Solutions

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Prediction 9: By 2020, 66% of Enterprises Will Implement Advanced Classification Solutions to Automate Access, Retention, and Disposition of Unstructured Content, Making It More Useful for Analytics

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Guidance

Prediction 10: By 2020, the Dominant Analytics Architecture Will Include Purpose-Built, Optimized Solutions, One-Third of Which Will Be Based on the Federation of Nonrelational and Relational Data

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

Everything, Everywhere: The Rise of Computer-Based Intelligence

Shifting Economics: Data as Digital Capital

Talent Crunch: Global Demand for Digital Workers

Platform Economy: The Ecosystem Battle for Scale

Connected Conflict: Convergence of Technology and Privacy

Materialization: Revolutionizing Industrial and Commercial Processes

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