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Using the IDC FutureScape to Enhance IT Planning

Using the IDC FutureScape to Enhance IT Planning

This IDC study informs senior IT executives about how the IDC FutureScape can be used to shape IT strategy and planning for the enterprise. It describes how the IDC FutureScape provides a basic framework for evaluating and initiating IT initiatives in terms of their criticality and value to business strategy — now and in the foreseeable future. It enables executives to leverage the IDC FutureScape for visioning, planning, and consensus building."The IDC FutureScape enables executives and their reports to provide strategic leadership in the world of digital transformation: framing options, prioritizing investments, and developing a process for internal strategy," says Fred Magee, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Program (IEP). "It enables senior leaders to 'see the future' and prepare for its disruptive impact on overarching enterprise goals."

IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
A Random Walk Through the Future
The IDC FutureScape: Detailed Guidance for Strategic Planning
Predictions: What Will Happen, Why, and What to Do
Prediction Statements
Key Drivers
Business Impact
IT Impact
Planning with the IDC FutureScape: FAQs
Do Individual Predictions Stand Alone?
How Far into the Future Do Predictions Apply?
How Are the IDC FutureScape Predictions Related to Business Strategy?
Can the IDC FutureScape Be Used to Set Policy or Strategy?
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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