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IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2020 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: By 2021, Over 90% of Enterprises Worldwide Will Rely on a Mix of On-Premises/Dedicated Private Clouds, Several Public Clouds, and Legacy Platforms to Meet Their Infrastructure Needs

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: By 2022, 90% of New Digital Services Will Be Built as Composite Applications Using Public and Internal API-Delivered Services; Half of Those Will Leverage AI and Machine Learning

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Prediction 3: By 2022, 70% of Enterprises Will Deploy Unified VMs, Kubernetes, and Multicloud Management Processes and Tools to Support Robust Multicloud Management and Governance Across On-Premises and Public Clouds

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Prediction 4: By 2025, 60% of Enterprise IT Infrastructure Spending Will Be Allocated to Public Cloud and a Quarter of Enterprise IT Applications Will Run on Public Cloud Services

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Prediction 5: By 2023, 10% of Enterprise On-Premises Workloads Will Be Supported by Public Cloud Stacks Outside of Public Cloud Providers' Datacenters and Situated in Customer Datacenters and Edge Locations

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Prediction 6: By 2022, 60% of Organizations Will Have Invested in Automation, Orchestration, and Development Life-Cycle Management of Cloud-Native Applications and Platforms

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Prediction 7: By 2024, 70% of Enterprises Will Reduce the Cost and Complexity of Customizing Enterprise Applications by Investing in Industry-Specific SaaS Applications and Platforms

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Prediction 8: By 2024, 50% of Large Global Enterprises Will Rely on Third-Party Service Providers for Help with Containers, Open Source, and Cloud-Native Application Development

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Prediction 9: By 2024, an Explosion of Data Driven by Demand for AI-Enabled Automation, IoT, and Smart Devices Will Exceed 110ZB; 30% of Businesses Will Harness It into Real-Time Outcomes

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Prediction 10: By 2023, Half of Enterprise Applications Will Be Deployed in a Containerized Hybrid Cloud/Multicloud Environment to Provide Agility, Delivering a Frictionless Deployment and Management Experience

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IT Impact

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Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

The Age of Innovation: Driving the Future Enterprise

Accelerated Disruption: Navigating Business Challenges as Volatility Intensifies

The Platform Economy: Competing at Hyperscale

Sense, Compute, Act: Maximizing Data Value

The Future of Work: Agile, Augmented, Borderless, and Reconfigurable

Intelligence Everywhere: AI's Opportunity and Implications

Rising Customer Expectations: More Convenience, Customization, and Control

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