target audience: TECH BUYER  Publication date: Oct 2021 - Document type: IDC FutureScape - Doc  Document number: # US48300021

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Sustainability 2022 Predictions

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  • Bjoern Stengel Loading
  • Daphne Chung Loading
  • Rob Brothers Loading
  • Amy Cravens Loading
  • Glen Duncan
  • Stephanie Krishnan Loading
  • Vladimir Kroa Loading
  • Susan G. Middleton Loading
  • Reid Paquin Loading
  • Amita Potnis
  • Curtis Price Loading
  • Dr. Chris Marshall Loading
  • Marta Muñoz Méndez-Villamil

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  • IDC FutureScape Figure

    • Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Sustainability 2022 Top 10 Predictions

  • Executive Summary

  • IDC FutureScape Predictions

    • Summary of External Drivers

    • Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

    • Prediction 1: By 2023, 40% of G2000 Companies Will Have Completely Embedded Sustainability into Their Operations

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 2: 45% of Organizations Worldwide Will Consider Sustainability Considerations to Be "Very Important" for Their Technology Buying Decisions by 2024

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 3: By 2023, 40% of G2000 Companies Will Be Participants in Broader Networks of Companies Engaged in Sustainable Innovation to Solve "Wicked" Problems with Significant, Long-Term Innovation Potential

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 4: By 2023, 60% of the G2000 Companies Will Have Environmental Sustainability Parameters Firmly Embedded in Their Business KPIs

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 5: By 2024, Two-Thirds of Organizations Worldwide Will Be Tracking Their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Performance Using ESG Metrics and KPIs

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 6: Companies Will Extend Their Data Privacy Initiatives to Surpass Compliance Requirements with 60% of Enterprises Establishing KPIs Regarding the Ethical Use of Data by 2023

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 7: By 2025, 75% of Organizations Will Deploy Software Tools to Monitor Utilization On Premises, in the Cloud, or at Edge Locations to Improve Metrics That Reduce Energy Costs and Improve Sustainability

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 8: 80% of Operating High-End Datacenters and 60% of Midtier Datacenters Will Implement an Energy Management Program to Reduce Energy Consumption and Ensure Energy Reliability by 2022

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 9: By 2023, 40% of Organizations Will Mandate Responsible Sourcing Policies and Implement Audit and Accountability Solutions Requiring Proof of Compliance to Build Trust Among Consumers and Stakeholders

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 10: By 2024, 50% of G2000 Companies Will Prioritize Responsible AI Solutions as the Top Area for Artificial Intelligence Services Investments

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Guidance

  • Advice for Technology Buyers

  • External Drivers: Detail

    • Environmental and Social Responsibility — A New Stakeholder-Driven Imperative

    • Embracing Digital First — New Strategies for Complexity and Ubiquity

    • Cybersecurity and Risk — The Threat Environment Just Keeps Scaling

    • Geopolitical Risk — Societal and Economic Tensions Irrupt

    • Intelligence on Demand — Navigating the Torrent of Data

    • Digital Ecosystem — Thriving in a Multiplatform World

    • Globalization 2.0 — Shifting Strategies for Materials, Machines, and Workers

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