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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Connected Devices and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality 2018 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Connected Devices and Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality 2018 Predictions

This IDC study discusses the worldwide connected devices and AR/VR 2018 predictions."The device landscape continues to change at breakneck speed as more organizations support mobile devices, and new technologies such as augmented and virtual reality begin to fundamentally change work processes in businesses both large and small," says Tom Mainelli, VP for IDC's Devices and AR/VR. "From new methods of deployment to new types of hardware and software interfaces to brand-new business workflows, the pace of IT change is unrelenting. We created this set of predictions to help IT organizations stay ahead of the massive change that's coming."

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By 2019, 35% of Fortune 1000 Companies Will Have a Device-as-a-Service Agreement in Place and 1% Will Be Completely Transitioned to DaaS
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Guidance
Prediction 2: Commercial Spending on VR Will Surpass Consumer Spending in 2019 as Business Use Cases Expand and LOB and IT Introduce New Internal- and Client-Facing VR Workflows
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Prediction 3: By 2019, 20% of All New Enterprise IT Mobile Applications Will Include an AR Feature Set
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Prediction 4: By 2020, Commercial Shipments of Chrome-Based Devices Will Grow to Represent 20% of Commercial PC Shipments, Driving Fundamental Changes in the Way IT Deploys and Manages One in Five New Systems
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Prediction 5: By 2020, 35% of Next-Generation Enterprise Mobile Apps Will Utilize Voice as a Primary Interface Mode, Fundamentally Changing How IT Supports Mobile Users
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Prediction 6: By 2020, 15% of All Field Service Technicians Will Utilize AR Technologies
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Prediction 7: By 2020, VR Will Transform 20% of Corporate Training, Increasing Effectiveness and Cutting Costs by Half
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Prediction 8: By 2021, 25% of Use Cases in Delivery, Logistics, and Custodial Jobs Will Be Handled by Multifactor Authenticated Smartwatches
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Prediction 9: By 2021, One-Third of Information Workers Will Leverage AR at the Desktop or on Mobile to Manipulate Digital Information, Interact with Real-World Objects, and Collaborate with Colleagues
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Prediction 10: By 2021, 60% of Enterprise Organizations Will Be Testing Smartphones as Their Company's Singular IT-Supported 3-in-1 Device and 15% Will Have Adopted Outright
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IT Impact
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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
Sense, Compute, Actuate: The New Data-Centric Paradigm
Cyberthreats: Theft, Ransom, and Cyberattack on the Rise
Innovation Impasse: Legacy Systems Constraining Transformation
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