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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2019 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2019 Predictions

This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for cloud for 2019 and beyond."We're experiencing unprecedent disruption in how businesses operate, driven largely by changes in customer expectations and behavior. For organizations with the cultural fortitude to capitalize on the trends presented in this IDC FutureScape, the next four to five years offer the opportunity to dramatically improve performance, while the less able and willing struggle to retain customers and margin," according to Frank Della Rosa, IDC research director for SaaS and Cloud Software. "All of these topics are discussed in greater detail within this IDC FutureScape, along with our assessment of their IT impact and our recommendations for how organizations should approach these initiatives."

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By 2022, the Top 4 Clouds ("Megaplatforms") Will Be the Destination of Choice for 80% of Workloads, While Lock-In Will Be Avoided Through Multicloud and Cloud-Native Approaches to Achieve Portability
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: By 2021, 70% of New Enterprise Applications Will Be Developed Cloud Native, Based on a Hyperagile Architecture, But Only 10% of Those Environments Will Have Machine Learning Capabilities Built in
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 3: By 2024, 90% of Global 1000 Organizations Will Have a Multicloud Management Strategy That Includes Integrated Tools Across Public and Private Clouds
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Guidance
Prediction 4: By 2023, More than 50% of Enterprise IT Operations Spend Will Be Consumption Based, Opting for a Public Cloud Platform as a Lower-Risk Option to Manage Complexity and Aligning Cost to Consumption
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Guidance
Prediction 5: By 2022, More than 40% of Organizations' Cloud Deployments Will Include Edge Computing to Address Bandwidth Bottlenecks, Reduce Latency, and Process Data for Decision Support in Real Time
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Prediction 6: By 2022, Organizations Will Spend More on Vertical SaaS Applications, Excluding Desktop and Internal Employee Productivity Apps, Than Horizontally Designed Applications
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Prediction 7: By 2020, 75% of Enterprises Using Public Cloud Will Also Use an Enterprise Private Cloud Platform; Majority of These Platforms Will Support Delivery of Higher-Layer PaaS and SaaS Functionalities
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Prediction 8: By 2022, 60% of G2000 Enterprises Will Be AI-Enabled, with Over 50% of Enterprise Application Workflows Aided by AI to Better Utilize Legacy Data, Real-Time Operational Data, and Third-Party Data Feeds
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IT Impact
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Prediction 9: Enterprises' Need to Optimize ROI, Reduce Budgets, and Cope with Scarcity of Cloud Experts Drives Spending on Managed Cloud Services to Nearly $75 Billion by 2022 and Almost 25% of Technology Outsourcing
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Prediction 10: By 2020, 40% of Organizations Will Have Invested in Automation, Orchestration, and Development Life-Cycle Management of Cloud-Native Applications to Realize the Cost Benefits and Operational Efficiencies
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IT Impact
Guidance
Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
Next Chapter of DX — Technology-Driven Transformation Altering Business and Society
Platforms, Platforms, Platforms — Industry Competes for Innovation at Scale
Sense, Compute, Actuate — Turning Data into Value
Emerging Autonomy — Learning to Live with AI
Rising Customer Expectations— More Convenience, Customization, and Control
Legacy Inertia — Retrofit the Old into the DX World
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