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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Connected Devices 2019 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Connected Devices 2019 Predictions

This IDC study discusses the worldwide connected devices 2019 predictions."IT faces a significant challenge as employees ask for new devices they believe will help drive increased productivity such as smart assistants, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets, and increasingly capable wearables," said Tom Mainelli, VP of Devices at IDC. "Perhaps even more challenging — and potentially beneficial — is how today's existing technologies and how companies buy and deploy them are changing. IT has a tough job ahead of it, but the results could drive big dividends for their companies."

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: Dual-Screen Notebooks Will Be Available by 2020, But 95% of IT Divisions Will Shun the New Form Factor in Favor of the More Traditional Ultraslim and Convertible Models Requested by Employees
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: By 2020, 50% of New Smartphones Will Ship with Embedded AI, and Companies Will Use the Technology to Predict and Avoid Workflow Bottlenecks
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 3: By 2021, 22% of Large Organizations Will Have Deployed Smart Assistants in the Workplace, Resulting in More than $1 Billion in Cost Savings Worldwide
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 4: By 2021, Nearly 75% of Enterprise Smartphones Shipped Will Include Facial Recognition as a Primary Security Measure, Thus Enabling New Business Features Around Identity Authentication
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 5: More than 35% of Large Enterprises Will Have Deployed Notebooks Featuring 5G Radios by 2022, Dramatically Changing the Way Employees Use Notebooks and How IT Manages Them
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 6: By 2022, 15% of Companies Will Have Multiple-Device Device-as-a-Service Contracts in Place, with Many Moving Beyond PCs, Tablets, and Smartphones to Embrace Wearables and AR/VR
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 7: By 2022, 10% of Large Enterprises Will Have Deployed Smartwatches to Increase Security, Drive Productivity, and Enhance Business Processes
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 8: By 2023, 25% of G2000 Companies and Government Bodies Will Use Wearables to Monitor Employees Exposed to Hazardous Conditions, Resulting in Fewer Injuries and 25% Savings in Direct and Indirect Costs
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 9: By 2024, 10% of Enterprise Organizations Will Be Testing VR as a Way to Drive Cross-Regional Collaboration
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 10: By 2024, 65% of Medium-Sized and Large Companies Will Have Deployed AR Hardware for a Subset of Their Workers, with Increased Efficiency Being a Key Driver
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
Cyber Insecurity — Theft, Cyberattack, and Negligence Create a Crisis of Digital Trust
Rising Customer Expectations — More Convenience, Customization, and Control
The Future of Work — Bridging the Digital Talent Gap
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