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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2018 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2018 Predictions

This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for the 2018 CIO agenda. These predictions provide a strategic context that will enable CIOs to lead their organizations through a period of multiplied innovation over the next 36 months. They also lay out IDC's vision for the 10 most important shifts that will happen in IT organizations over the next 36 months and will guide senior IT executives in the formation of their three-year strategic IT plan."As the new digital economy emerges from disruption, CIOs are seeing their last opportunity to cross the digital divide and earn their right to play in the next phase," says Serge Findling, vice president of Research for IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP).

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By 2018, 75% of CIOs Will Put Experiential Engagement, Data Monetization, or Digital Business at Scale at the Top of Their Agenda
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Prediction 2: Through 2019, Dragged Down by Conflicting Digital Transformation Imperatives, Ineffective Technology Innovation, Cloud Infrastructure Transition, and Underfunded End-of-Life Core Systems, 75% of CIOs and Their Enterprises Will Fail to Meet All of Their Digital Objectives
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Prediction 3: By 2020, 60% of the CIOs Who Have Crossed the Digital Divide Will Prevail in C-Suite Turmoil and Competition to Become Digital Business Leaders for Their Enterprises
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Prediction 4: By 2019, 60% of CIOs Will Complete Infrastructure and Application Replatforming Using Cloud, Mobile, and DevOps, Clearing the Deck for Accelerated Enterprise Digital Transformation
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Prediction 5: By 2019, 60% of IT Organizations Will Deploy DX Platforms Supporting New Customer- and Ecosystem-Facing Business Models
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Prediction 6: By 2019, 75% of CIOs Will Refocus Cybersecurity Around Authentication and Trust to Manage Business Risks, Initiating the Retirement of Systems That Cannot Ensure Data Protection
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Prediction 7: By 2020, 40% of CIOs Will Leverage Vision- and Mission-Driven Leadership to Inspire and Empower Their Organizations to Create Digital Transformation Capabilities
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Prediction 8: Recognizing the Failure of Existing IT Governance and the Need for a Shared Digital Transformation Vision, by 2020, 40% of CIOs Will Adopt New Digital Governance Models to Accelerate Innovation and Speed
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Prediction 9: By 2018, 70% of CIOs Will Take Agility to the Next Level, Gearing Up to a Product Model Using Design Thinking and DevOps
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Prediction 10: By 2020, 60% of CIOs Will Implement an IT Business Model and Culture That Shifts Focus from IT Projects to Digitally Oriented Products
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Guidance
Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
Accelerating DX: Technology-Centric Transformation Altering Business and Society
Pace of Change: Technology Capabilities Enable Sustainable Change at the Speed of Digital Business
DX Delta: Leaders and Disruptors Widen Performance Gap
Sense, Compute, Actuate: The New Data-Centric Paradigm
Platform Disruption: Unleashing Digital Innovation's Power for Scale
Cyberthreats: Theft, Ransom, and Cyberattack on the Rise
Innovation Impasse: Legacy Systems Constraining Transformation
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