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Nov 2016 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US41883016

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2017 Predictions

Table of Contents

IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2017 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC Worldwide IT Industry 2017 Predictions Team

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Figure: IT Industry Context: The Evolving 3rd Platform and DX Marketplace

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: Dawn of the DX Economy — By 2020, 50% of the G2000 Will See the Majority of Their Business Depend on Their Ability to Create Digitally Enhanced Products, Services, and Experiences

IT and Business Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: 3rd Platform by Default — By 2019, 3rd Platform Technologies and Services Will Drive Nearly 75% of IT Spending — Growing at Twice the Rate of the Total IT Market

IT and Business Impact

Guidance

Prediction 3: "Cloud 2.0" — By 2020, 67% of All Enterprise IT Infrastructure and Software Spending Will Be for Cloud-Based Offerings; the Cloud Will Morph to Become Distributed, Trusted, Intelligent, Industry Focused, and Channel Mediated

IT and Business Impact

Guidance

Prediction 4: AI, Everywhere — By 2019, 40% of All Digital Transformation Initiatives, and 100% of All Effective IoT Efforts, Will Be Supported by Cognitive/AI Capabilities

IT and Business Impact

Guidance

Prediction 5: Immersive Interfaces Gaining Traction — In 2017, 30% of Consumer-Facing G2000 Companies Will Experiment with AR/VR as Part of Their Marketing Efforts

IT and Business Impact

Guidance

Prediction 6: Industry Collaborative Platforms Proliferate — By 2018, the Number of Industry Collaborative Clouds Will Triple to More than 450; By 2020, Over 80% of the G500 Will Be Digital Services Suppliers Through ICCs

IT and Business Impact

Guidance

Prediction 7: DX Developer Teams Expand, Faster — By Year-End 2017, Over 70% of the G500 Will Have Dedicated Digital Transformation and Innovation Teams

IT and Business Impact

Guidance

Prediction 8: Here Comes the DX Channel — By 2020, Over 70% of Cloud Services Providers' Cloud Revenue Will Be Mediated by Channel Partners/Brokers

IT and Business Impact

Guidance

Prediction 9: DX Benchmarks Define New Leaders — By 2020, All Enterprises' Performance Will Be Measured by a Demanding New Set of DX-Driven Benchmarks, Requiring 20–100% Better Business Performance

IT and Business Impact

Guidance

Prediction 10: 4th Platform on the Horizon — By 2020, One-Third of Health/Life Sciences and CP Companies Will Begin to Develop the First Products and Services Tightly Integrating 3rd Platform Technologies with the Human Body; "Augmented Humanity" Offerings Will Be Mainstream in the Mid-2020s

IT and Business Impact

Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

Where Our Predictions Lead: Building an "Innovation Graph"

Figure: Competing in the DX Economy Requires Building an "Innovation Graph"

External Drivers: Detail

DX: Technology-Centric Transformation Altering Business and Society

Everything, Everywhere: The Rise of Computer-Based Intelligence

Platform Economy: The Ecosystem Battle for Scale

Shifting Economics: Data as Digital Capital

Materialization: Revolutionizing Industrial and Commercial Processes

DX Delta: Industry Leaders Widen Performance Gap

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