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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Connected Devices 2017 Predictions

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Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
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Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By the End of 2017, 25% of the Commercial PC Installed Base Will Be Running Windows 10
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Prediction 2: Nearly 10% of Enterprise Organizations Will Begin Testing PC Acquisition Via PCaaS Agreement by the End of 2017
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Prediction 3: In 2017, 25% of Enterprise IT Organizations Will Be Testing Augmented Reality Business Apps for Use on Smartphones
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Prediction 4: Improvements in Biometrics on iOS and Android Smartphones Will Lead to 40% of Enterprise Organizations Using Them for Some Employee Authentication Tasks by 2017
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Prediction 5: Led by Continued Success in Education, Chrome OS Will Account for 10% of Worldwide Commercial PC Deployments in 2018
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Prediction 6: By Late 2018, an IT Transition to USB-Type C Will Be in Full Swing and Will Account for 50% of IT Dock Deployments
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Prediction 7: In 2018, Apple and Google Will Follow Microsoft's Lead and Introduce Desktop Modes to Their Smartphone OS and Within a Year 10% of End Users Will Begin "Unofficially" Testing the Use Case
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Prediction 8: In 2019, Nearly 10% of Enterprise Mobile IT Smartphone Deployments Will Use Refurbished Hardware
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Prediction 9: By 2019, Wireless Charging Begins Appearing in More Offices and Conference Rooms with 50% of New Smartphones, 20% of New Tablets, and 5% of New Notebooks Deployments Supporting the Technology
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Prediction 10: By Late 2019, 5% of Enterprise Organizations Will Begin Piloting Smartphones as Their Company's Singular IT-Supported 3-In-1 Device
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Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
Connected Conflict: Convergence of Technology and Privacy
Deploy to Deliver Transformation: Hardware as a Service
Device Convergence Revisited: A Shift Toward Fewer Total Devices
Disruptive Fault Lines: Security, Privacy, and Regulation
Platform Economy: The Ecosystem Battle for Scale
Rise of the Secondary Device Markets: Influx of Used Devices Impacts IT
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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Connected Devices 2017 Predictions

This IDC study discusses the worldwide connected devices 2017 predictions."The device landscape continues to evolve at a rapid pace. New models of acquisition and deployment are appearing, new ways of securing those devices are gaining traction, and in some cases, the devices themselves are converging," said Tom Mainelli, VP for Devices and AR/VR at IDC. "This set of predictions is designed to help the industry, and IT buyers themselves, to better understand the changes we expect to see in the coming years."

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