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IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Data, Integration, and Analytics 2020 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: By 2023, 70% of G2000 Companies Will Have Metrics in Place to Evaluate Value Realized from Data, Enabling Them to Optimize Internal Resource Allocation Decisions Across the Enterprise

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: By 2024, Enterprises That Deploy ML-Powered Data Management, Integration, and Analysis Solutions Will See a Doubling of Data-Centric Employees' Productivity

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 3: By 2022, a Third of G2000 Companies Will Have Formal Data Literacy Improvement Initiatives in Place to Drive Insights at Scale, Create Sustainable Trusted Relationships, and Counter Misinformation

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 4: By 2025, 30% of Organizations Will Be Using Crowdsourcing-Based Internal or External Prediction Markets to Make Important Business Decisions

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Prediction 5: By 2023, 60% of Organizations Will Use Data Catalogs to Unify Data Discovery, Access, and Intelligence and to Bring Increased Transparency and Trust in DataOps and Business Outcomes

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Prediction 6: By 2021, 25% of Data-Driven Organizations Will Have Turned 30% of Their Unstructured Data into Repurposed Discrete Elements That Fuel Adaptive Decision Making and Automate Data-Driven Workflows

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Prediction 7: By 2025, 100% of Memory-Optimized DBMSs Will Use Persistent Memory, with System Performance Benefits Yielding Competitive Advantages in Areas Such as Logistics, Financial Services, and IoT Management

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Prediction 8: By 2022, 50% of ICT Vendors Will Use Anonymized Data Collected Within Their Platforms to Provide Insights and Benchmarks, Leading to Increased Value and Differentiation for Their Offerings

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Prediction 9: By 2023, the Drive to Monitor Operations Pervasively Will Have Shifted to Workers, with 25% of Enterprises Engaging in Detailed Digital Work Monitoring to Improve the Value of Work Performed

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Prediction 10: By 2024, 10% of Adults in Developed Economies Will Manage Their Personal Data via Data Trusts, with New Controls and Transparency Affecting Digital Business Models and Mediating Customer Relationships

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IT Impact

Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

Accelerated Disruption: Navigating Business Challenges as Volatility Intensifies

The Platform Economy: Competing at Hyperscale

Sense, Compute, Act: Maximizing Data Value

Intelligence Everywhere: AI's Opportunity and Implications

Rising Customer Expectations: More Convenience, Customization, and Control

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

Economies of Intelligence: AI, Human, and Organizational Learning Fuels Asymmetrical Advantage

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