IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Developer and DevOps 2021 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Developer and DevOps 2021 Predictions

This IDC study presents IDC's developer- and DevOps-related top 10 predictions for 2021."Developers and DevOps professionals find themselves in the center of a hurricane of change, of opportunity, and of survival of the fittest. For most companies, IT has quickly shifted from the role of enabler of the business to a mission-critical role, where failure on the part of the IT team to respond to the immediate needs of the business could be fatal for the whole organization," said Al Gillen, group vice president, Software Development and Open Source.

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By 2025, Up to a Quarter of Fortune 500 Companies Will Become Software Producers, to Digitally Transform and Maintain Their F-500 Status
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Prediction 2: Driven by Competitive Pressures and Continued Social Distancing, 40% of Development Activities in 2021 Will Reprioritize Design and User Interface to Support Contactless Process Automation
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Prediction 3: Reuse of Third-Party Code in New Apps and Digital Solutions Will Increase from 40% in 2020 to 80% of Code in 2024, Leading to a Corresponding Increase in the Number of Apps Produced Each Year by 1.5x
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Prediction 4: By 2024, Nearly 60% of Organizations' New Custom-Developed Applications Will Be Built and Managed Using Microservices and Containers as Foundations for Stronger and Higher-Performing Automation
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Prediction 5: To Make DevOps Data Actionable by 2023, 70% of Enterprises Will Embrace ML, AI, and Robotic Process Automation with Scriptless Automation to Improve Efficiency, Remote Collaboration, and Execution
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Prediction 6: By 2025, the ROI for Individual Enterprise Apps Will Increase by 35% After Rigorous Assessment Efforts Help Cull Low Business Value Projects
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Prediction 7: By 2024, 55% of Organizations Will Be Using Business-Driven Value Stream Management as a Means of Tracking Business Value and ROI Throughout the DevOps Pipeline
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Prediction 8: As Automation Accelerates Development, DevOps, and DevSecOps, by 2023, 90% of New Apps Will Be Built/Released on Demand Using Policy-Driven Security and Compliance Assessments in the Delivery Pipeline
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Prediction 9: By 2022, More Than 60% of DevOps Teams Will Be Evaluated on KPIs and Performance Metrics Including Criterion Tied to Business Outcomes Such as Customer Satisfaction or New Revenue Gains
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Prediction 10: By 2024, a New Class of Developers Responsible for Managing Digital Estates Will Represent 10% of All Full-Time Developers; They Will Be Charged with Sourcing and Reusing Digital Solutions
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Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
Accelerated Disruption — Crisis, Resilience, and Opportunity
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Digital Platform — Ecosystems at Scale
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Intelligence Everywhere — Data Drives Action
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Strategic Innovation — Shaping the Future Enterprise Today
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Technical Complexity — Today's Rapid Evolution of Software Raising, Not Lowering, Technical Debt
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The Next Normal — Resilient Business and Operating Models
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Skills Gap — Fast-Changing Technology That Opens Up a Substantial Shortage of Technical Expertise, Particularly in Some Regional Areas
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