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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2019 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2019 Predictions

This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for the 2019 CIO Agenda. These predictions provide a strategic context that will enable CIOs to lead their organizations through a period of multiplied innovation and disruption over the next 5 years. They also lay out IDC's vision for the 10 most important shifts that will happen in IT organizations over the next 60 months and will help senior IT executives in the formation of their strategic IT plans. "In a multiplied innovation economy built on emerging technologies, CIOs must reinvent the IT organization to enable their enterprise to take advantage of the most powerful wave of the digital transformation," 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 2021, Driven by LOB Needs, 70% of CIOs Will Deliver "Agile Connectivity" via APIs and Architectures That Interconnect Digital Solutions from Cloud Vendors, System Developers, Start-Ups, and Others
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: Compelled to Curtail IT Spending, Improve Enterprise IT Agility, and Accelerate Innovation, 70% of CIOs Will Aggressively Apply Data and AI to IT Operations, Tools, and Processes by 2021
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 3: By 2022, 65% of Enterprises Will Task CIOs to Transform and Modernize Governance Policies to Seize the Opportunities and Confront New Risks Posed by AI, ML, and Data Privacy and Ethics
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 4: Through 2022, 75% of Successful Digital Strategies Will Be Built by a Transformed IT Organization, with Modernized and Rationalized Infrastructure, Applications, and Data Architectures
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 5: By 2020, 80% of IT Executive Leadership Will Be Compensated Based on Business KPIs and Metrics That Measure IT's Effectiveness in Driving Business Performance and Growth, Not IT Operational Measures
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 6: By 2020, 60% of CIOs Will Initiate a Digital Trust Framework That Goes Beyond Preventing Cyberattacks and Enables Organizations to Resiliently Rebound from Adverse Situations, Events, and Effects
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 7: By 2022, 75% of CIOs Who Do Not Shift Their Organizations to Empowered IT Product Teams to Enable Digital Innovation, Disruption, and Scale Will Fail in Their Roles
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 8: Through 2022, the Talent Pool for Emerging Technologies Will Be Inadequate to Fill at Least 30% of Global Demand and Effective Skills Development and Retention Will Become Differentiating Strategies
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 9: By 2021, 65% of CIOs Will Expand Agile/DevOps Practices into the Wider Business to Achieve the Velocity Necessary for Innovation, Execution, and Change
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 10: By 2023, 70% of CIOs Who Cannot Manage the IT Governance, Strategy, and Operations Divides Between LOB-Dominated Edge Computing, Operational Technology, and IT Will Fail Professionally
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
advice for technology buyers
External Drivers: Detail
Next Chapter of DX: Technology-Driven Transformation Altering Business and Society
The Race to Innovate: Speed of Change, Delivery, and Operations Separates Thrivers and Survivors
Platforms, Platforms, Platforms: Industry Competes for Innovation at Scale
Sense, Compute, Actuate: Turning Data into Value
New Nature of Risk: Innovation Requires New Thinking in Security and Risk Management
The Future of Work: Bridging the Digital Talent Gap
Legacy Inertia: Retrofit the Old into the DX World
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