TECH BUYER Oct 2020 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US46417320

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Future of Digital Innovation 2021 Predictions

By:

Al Gillen
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Mickey North Rizza
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Melinda-Carol Ballou
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Gary Chen
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Arnal Dayaratna
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Linus Lai
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Gard Little
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Jennifer Thomson
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George Mironescu
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John O'Brien
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Kevin Permenter
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Gina Smith, PhD
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Mark Thomason
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Chris Zhang
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Jim Mercer
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Table of Contents

IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Future of Digital Innovation 2021 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: By 2025, Up to a Quarter of Fortune 500 Companies Will Become Software Producers to Digitally Transform and Maintain Their F-500 Status

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction2: Through 2022, Three Out of Four Organizations Will Need to Remediate Technical Debt Around Design, Quality, and Security of the Applications That Were Stood Up Rapidly During the Pandemic

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Guidance

Prediction 3: By 2024, Net-New Production-Grade Cloud-Native Apps Will Increase to 70% from 10% of All Apps in 2020, Due to Adoption of Technologies Such as Microservices, Containers, Dynamic Orchestration, and DevOps

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 4: Reuse of Third-Party Code in New Apps and Digital Solutions Will Increase from 40% in 2020 to 80% of Code in 2024, Leading to a Corresponding Increase in the Number of Apps Produced Each Year by 1.5x

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Guidance

Prediction 5: By 2023, the Need for G2000 Companies to Access and Monetize Multipartner Solutions Will Lead to 5x Growth in Marketplaces Facilitated by SaaS-Based Ecosystem Orchestration Platform Deployment

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 6: By 2024, 50% of G2000 Enterprises Will Sell Internally Developed Industry-Specific Software and Data Services as a Subscription, Leveraging Deep Domain Knowledge to Open Profitable New Revenue Streams

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Prediction 7: By 2022, 40% of the Fortune 500 Will Reengineer Culture and Collaborative Practices — Shifting from Authorized to Empowered Teams, Which Are Then Measured by Metrics Aligned to Team Success

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 8: The Percentage of Apps That Feature Curated Content Will Grow from 10% in 2020 to 60% in 2024 as Concerns on the Veracity of Application Content Lead to Maturation of Technologies for Content Curation

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Prediction 9: By 2023, 60% of Global 1000 Companies Will Shift Security to Earlier in the Development Process So That Security Engages with DevOps Teams to Review Application Architecture and Release Plans Early On

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Prediction 10: By 2024, in Part to Fill the Developer Shortfall, 45% of Staff in Organizations with 1,000+ People Will Have Some Development or Automation Duty, Making Them the Fastest-Growing Employee Type

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

Accelerated Disruption — Crisis, Resilience, and Opportunity

Description

Context

Customer Engagement Redefined — Safe, Secure, and Sustainable Digital Experience

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Digital Platform — Ecosystems at Scale

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Context

Intelligence Everywhere — Data Drives Action

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Strategic Innovation — Shaping the Future Enterprise Today

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The Next Normal — Resilient Business and Operating Models

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Work Transformation — Redefining Teams, Skills, and Leadership

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