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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Analytics, Cognitive/AI, and Big Data 2017 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Analytics, Cognitive/AI, and Big Data 2017 Predictions

This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for analytics, cogitative/AI computing, or big data for 2017."Over the next few years, enterprises of all sizes, globally, will have access to a new generation of intelligent software tools and application that will automate some decision making and business processes and augment the human work involved in other processes," said Dan Vesset, group VP, Analytics and Information Management research. "These systems are at the forefront of digital transformation, and enterprises need to understand where and when these technologies will have the biggest impact on their organizations."

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By the End of 2017, Revenue Growth from Information-Based Products Will Double the Rest of the Product/Service Portfolio for One-Third of Global 2000 Companies
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: By 2018, 75% of Enterprise and ISV Development Will Include Cognitive/AI or Machine Learning Functionality in at Least One Application, Including All Business Analytics Tools
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 3: By 2018, New Cloud Pricing Models Will Emerge for Specific Analytics Workloads, Contributing to Five Times Higher Growth in Spending on Cloud Versus On-Premises Analytics Solutions
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 4: By 2019, APIs Will Be the Primary Mechanism to Connect Data, Algorithms, and Decision Services Distributed Across Digital Economy Value Chains, Clouds, and Datacenters
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 5: By 2019, 75% of Workers Whose Daily Tasks Involve the Use of Enterprise Applications Will Have Access to Intelligent Personal Assistants to Augment Their Skills and Expertise
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 6: By 2019, All Effective IoT Efforts Will Merge Streaming Analytics with Machine Learning Trained on Data Lakes, Marts, and Content Stores, Accelerated by Discrete or Integrated Processors
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 7: By 2019, Separate and Uncoordinated Spending on Analytics and Data Management by IT and Business Will Force Enterprises to Assess the True Cost of Open Source Versus Proprietary Software
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 8: By 2020, Perceived Bias and Lack of Evidentiary Transparency in Cognitive/AI Solutions Will Create an Activist Backlash Movement and 10% of Consumers Will Stop Using These Solutions
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 9: By 2020, 66% of Enterprises Will Implement Advanced Classification Solutions to Automate Access, Retention, and Disposition of Unstructured Content, Making It More Useful for Analytics
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 10: By 2020, the Dominant Analytics Architecture Will Include Purpose-Built, Optimized Solutions, One-Third of Which Will Be Based on the Federation of Nonrelational and Relational Data
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
Everything, Everywhere: The Rise of Computer-Based Intelligence
Shifting Economics: Data as Digital Capital
Talent Crunch: Global Demand for Digital Workers
Platform Economy: The Ecosystem Battle for Scale
Connected Conflict: Convergence of Technology and Privacy
Materialization: Revolutionizing Industrial and Commercial Processes
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