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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2020 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2020 Predictions

This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for cloud for 2020 and beyond."Digital transformation (DX) drives disruption in how businesses create and deliver value to customers, driven largely by changes in buyer and user behavior. For organizations with the cultural fortitude to capitalize on the trends presented in this IDC FutureScape, the next five years offer incredible opportunities to leverage digital technologies that help scale intimate relationships with customers. Loyalty is always a top priority, but especially in times of economic uncertainty. Impact on customer loyalty, retention, and advocacy must be a key decision criterion for technology buyers," according to Frank Della Rosa, research director for SaaS and Cloud Software at IDC. "These topics are discussed in greater detail within this IDC FutureScape, along with our assessment of their IT and business impact and our recommendations for how to 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 2021, Over 90% of Enterprises Worldwide Will Rely on a Mix of On-Premises/Dedicated Private Clouds, Several Public Clouds, and Legacy Platforms to Meet Their Infrastructure Needs
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: By 2022, 90% of New Digital Services Will Be Built as Composite Applications Using Public and Internal API-Delivered Services; Half of Those Will Leverage AI and Machine Learning
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 3: By 2022, 70% of Enterprises Will Deploy Unified VMs, Kubernetes, and Multicloud Management Processes and Tools to Support Robust Multicloud Management and Governance Across On-Premises and Public Clouds
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 4: By 2025, 60% of Enterprise IT Infrastructure Spending Will Be Allocated to Public Cloud and a Quarter of Enterprise IT Applications Will Run on Public Cloud Services
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 5: By 2023, 10% of Enterprise On-Premises Workloads Will Be Supported by Public Cloud Stacks Outside of Public Cloud Providers' Datacenters and Situated in Customer Datacenters and Edge Locations
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 6: By 2022, 60% of Organizations Will Have Invested in Automation, Orchestration, and Development Life-Cycle Management of Cloud-Native Applications and Platforms
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 7: By 2024, 70% of Enterprises Will Reduce the Cost and Complexity of Customizing Enterprise Applications by Investing in Industry-Specific SaaS Applications and Platforms
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 8: By 2024, 50% of Large Global Enterprises Will Rely on Third-Party Service Providers for Help with Containers, Open Source, and Cloud-Native Application Development
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 9: By 2024, an Explosion of Data Driven by Demand for AI-Enabled Automation, IoT, and Smart Devices Will Exceed 110ZB; 30% of Businesses Will Harness It into Real-Time Outcomes
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 10: By 2023, Half of Enterprise Applications Will Be Deployed in a Containerized Hybrid Cloud/Multicloud Environment to Provide Agility, Delivering a Frictionless Deployment and Management Experience
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
The Age of Innovation: Driving the Future Enterprise
Accelerated Disruption: Navigating Business Challenges as Volatility Intensifies
The Platform Economy: Competing at Hyperscale
Sense, Compute, Act: Maximizing Data Value
The Future of Work: Agile, Augmented, Borderless, and Reconfigurable
Intelligence Everywhere: AI's Opportunity and Implications
Rising Customer Expectations: More Convenience, Customization, and Control
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