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IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Mobility 2018 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: Spending on Mobility Will Reach $444 Billion Worldwide in 2018; Retail, Finance (Including Insurance), Healthcare, Government, and Education Will Account for 45% of Overall Spend

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: By 2019, 20% of All New Enterprise IT Mobile Applications Will Include an Augmented Reality Feature Set

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 3: 5G's Broad Enablement of IoT Use Cases Will Drive 70% of G2000 Companies to Spend $1.2 Billion on Connectivity Management Solutions by 2021

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 4: By 2020, Mobile Devices Will Become the De Facto Payment Acceptance Terminal in Developing Markets and Among New SMBs — This Access Drives 10% Growth in Revenue in SMBs

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 5: By 2020, with the ROI of Customized Mobile Apps in the Enterprise Clear, Purchases of Off-the-Shelf Mobile Enterprise Apps Will Have Fallen Dramatically, with Up to 75% of Spend Being Redirected to Customized Apps

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Guidance

Prediction 6: By 2019, Two-Thirds of Windows 10 Devices (PCs and Tablets) Will Be Managed via Unified Endpoint Management Platforms and One Enterprise in Every Three Will Have Consolidated Its Desktop and Mobile Management IT Teams into a Single Operations Unit

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 7: By 2020, Two-Thirds of Enterprises Will Have Integrated Physical Security Access (e.g., Key Cards and 2FA Devices) with Enterprise Mobile Devices, Thus Driving an Additional 20–30% in the Attach Rate of EMM/MTM Software Deployed on Mobiles to Secure and Manage Such Devices

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Guidance

Prediction 8: By 2020, 90% of Enterprises Will Have No Need for SDKs or App Wrapping Due to Sophisticated Mobile OS Security and Controls, Resulting in a Major Shift in Spend to Other Mobile App Development, Integration, and Analytics Platforms

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 9: By 2020, 25% of Enterprise Mobile Applications Will Utilize Onboard Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning Capabilities on Smart Devices for a Variety of Applications, Including Computer Vision, Depth Perception, Augmented Reality, and Edge Intelligence

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Prediction 10: By 2019, 35% of Fortune 1000 Companies Will Have a Device-as-a-Service Agreement in Place and 1% Will Be Completely Transitioned to DaaS

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

Accelerating DX: Technology-Centric Transformation Altering Business and Society

Pace of Change: Technology Capabilities Enable Sustainable Change at the Speed of Digital Business

Sense, Compute, Actuate: The New Data-Centric Paradigm

Cyberthreats: Theft, Ransom, Cyberattack on the Rise

Innovation Impasse: Legacy Systems Constraining Transformation

Empowering the Material World: Revolutionized Processes Expand Technology Reach

The Future Workforce: Global Demand for Digital Talent

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