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IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Mobility 2019 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Table: Key Elements of an IoT Prediction

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: Adapting to a Growing Heterogeneous Device Environment, 75% of G2000 Will Be Managing Five Major End-User Computing OSs on Unified Endpoint Management Platforms by 2022

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: By 2023, at Least 25% of New Business Smartphones (the Majority of Them Android) in the G2000 Will Be Delivered via DaaS, Driven by Transforming Workplaces, Workstyles, and IT Consumption Models

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Prediction 3: By 2022, Android Devices Will Account for 75% of All Rugged Mobile Devices Used in Retail and Field Service Deployments as eCommerce Growth Creates Demand for New Mobile-Centric Workflows Worldwide

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 4: Over One-Quarter of Operators Will Aim to Offer QoS Guarantees, Enabled by 5G Network Slicing, by the End of 2021

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Prediction 5: By 2020, 50% of New Smartphones Will Ship with Embedded AI, and Companies Will Use the Technology to Predict and Avoid Workflow Bottlenecks

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Prediction 6: 5G's Ability to Enable New Use Cases Will Drive Enterprises to Deploy 5G Mobile Devices 3x Faster than They Did with 4G/LTE, with Enterprise 5G Devices Responsible for 10% of Cellular Connections by 2022

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Prediction 7: By 2022, 150 Million People Worldwide Will Have a Blockchain-Based Digital Identity Tied to Their Mobile Devices — Offering Access to Government, Healthcare, and Financial Services

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Prediction 8: The Use of Mobile Technology Will Continue to Expand Access to Financial Services, So That by 2021, an Additional 250 Million People Will Have Access to Basic Financial Services

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IT Impact

Business Impact

Guidance

Prediction 9: Given the Growing Presence of UEM in the G2000, LOBs Will Deploy Mobile Apps at a Rate That Is 5x What It Is Today by 2023 Using RMAD Tools

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IT Impact

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Prediction 10: Driven by Industry Consolidation, 60% of G2000 Companies Will Source Mobile Threat Management Solutions from Larger Mainstream Security Providers Rather Than from Independent Vendors by 2022

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IT Impact

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Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

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

The Race to Innovate — Speed of Change, Delivery, and Operations Separates Thrivers and Survivors

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

Sense, Compute, Actuate — Turning Data into Value

New Nature of Risk — Innovation Requires New Thinking in Security and Risk Management

Rising Customer Expectations — More Convenience, Customization, and Control

The Future of Work — Bridging the Digital Talent Gap

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