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IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2019 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: By 2022, the Top 4 Clouds ("Megaplatforms") Will Be the Destination of Choice for 80% of Workloads, While Lock-In Will Be Avoided Through Multicloud and Cloud-Native Approaches to Achieve Portability

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Prediction 2: By 2021, 70% of New Enterprise Applications Will Be Developed Cloud Native, Based on a Hyperagile Architecture, But Only 10% of Those Environments Will Have Machine Learning Capabilities Built In

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Prediction 3: By 2024, 90% of Global 1000 Organizations Will Have a Multicloud Management Strategy That Includes Integrated Tools Across Public and Private Clouds

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Prediction 4: By 2023, More than 50% of Enterprise IT Operations Spend Will Be Consumption Based, Opting for a Public Cloud Platform as a Lower-Risk Option to Manage Complexity and Aligning Cost to Consumption

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Prediction 5: By 2022, More than 40% of Organizations' Cloud Deployments Will Include Edge Computing to Address Bandwidth Bottlenecks, Reduce Latency, and Process Data for Decision Support in Real Time

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Prediction 6: By 2022, Organizations Will Spend More on Vertical SaaS Applications, Excluding Desktop and Internal Employee Productivity Apps, Than Horizontally Designed Applications

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Prediction 7: By 2020, 75% of Enterprises Using Public Cloud Will Also Use an Enterprise Private Cloud Platform; Majority of These Platforms Will Support Delivery of Higher-Layer PaaS and SaaS Functionalities

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Prediction 8: By 2022, 60% of G2000 Enterprises Will Be AI-Enabled, with Over 50% of Enterprise Application Workflows Aided by AI to Better Utilize Legacy Data, Real-Time Operational Data, and Third-Party Data Feeds

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Prediction 9: Enterprises' Need to Optimize ROI, Reduce Budgets, and Cope with Scarcity of Cloud Experts Drives Spending on Managed Cloud Services to Nearly $75 Billion by 2022 and Almost 25% of Technology Outsourcing

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Prediction 10: By 2020, 40% of Organizations Will Have Invested in Automation, Orchestration, and Development Life-Cycle Management of Cloud-Native Applications to Realize the Cost Benefits and Operational Efficiencies

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Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

Next Chapter of DX — Technology-Driven Transformation Altering Business and Society

Platforms, Platforms, Platforms — Industry Competes for Innovation at Scale

Sense, Compute, Actuate — Turning Data into Value

Emerging Autonomy — Learning to Live with AI

Rising Customer Expectations— More Convenience, Customization, and Control

Legacy Inertia — Retrofit the Old into the DX World

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