IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Future of Industry Ecosystems 2023 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Future of Industry Ecosystems 2023 Predictions

This IDC study presents the top 10 predictions for the future of industry ecosystems for the next six years."Extending and opening innovation, collaboration, and operation with partners across an ecosystem inside and outside any given industry has become a critical strategy for executives and their organizations. The world and each industry landscape are too complex, dynamic, and disruptive for any one organization to address on its own. The pace of innovation makes it difficult for organizations to keep up. As such, every organization needs an external source of data, insights, applications, operations, and expertise to complement and grow their business. Expansion, collaboration, and innovation with industry ecosystems has become the next phase of digital transformation for every organization," said Jeffrey Hojlo, research vice president, Future of Industry Ecosystems.

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By the End of 2023, Organizations that Share Data, Applications, or Operations with Their Ecosystem Partners Through Joint Ventures Will Increase Profitability by 5 Percentage Points
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Business Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: By 2028, Consortium-Based DAOs Will Be the De Facto Standard for Complex Industry Ecosystem Ventures that Involve a Combination of Process, Application, and Data Sharing for New Revenue Growth
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Business Impact
Guidance
Prediction 3: By 2025, 60% of Intercompany Shared Applications Available on Industry Clouds Will Be Built on Blockchain Technology, Enabling a Robust Web3 Foundation for Industry Ecosystem Activities
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Business Impact
Guidance
Prediction 4: By 2024, Although 80% of Global Organizations Will Leverage on-Demand Resources in Industry Ecosystems to Improve Supply Chain Logistics, only 40% Will Improve Profitability
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Business Impact
Guidance
Prediction 5: By the End of 2026, 40% of G20 Governments Will Promote the Global Data Economy Through Funding of Technology Infrastructure, Enablement of Legal Provision, and Active Participation in Data Spaces
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Business Impact
Guidance
Prediction 6: By 2025, 60% of G2000 Organizations Will Form Cross-Ecosystem ESG Teams that Are Accountable for Sharing of Data, Applications, Operations, and Expertise that Facilitates Sustainable Ecosystem Practices
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Business Impact
Guidance
Prediction 7: By 2023, Only 20% of Metaverse Experiments for Industry Ecosystems Will Succeed, as Organizations Continue to Evolve Their Ability to Deliver Products and Services in a Blended Physical and Digital Way
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Business Impact
Guidance
Prediction 8: By 2025, 25% of Organizations that Do Not Share Operations and Expertise Across Their Industry Ecosystems to Address Talent Shortages Will Struggle to Remain Viable or Be Acquired
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Business Impact
Guidance
Prediction 9: By 2027, 60% of Industry Ecosystems Will Be Driven by Regulations for Data, IP, and Cloud that Require Standards to Be Collectively Adopted to Ensure Digital Sovereignty and Reduce Cross-Border Risk
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Business Impact
Guidance
Prediction 10: By 2024, Organizations that Automate IT Processes for Data Model and Application Development as Well as Sharing Across Their Industry Ecosystems Will Deliver Products and Services 30% Faster
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Business Impact
Guidance
Advice for Technology Buyers
External Drivers: Detail
Storms of Disruption — Accelerating, Interconnected Uncertainty
Geopolitical Reality — Sovereignty in the Digital World
Cybersecurity and Risk — Scaling and Evolving Threat Environment
Global Supply Shock — Refocusing on Multisource and Resilience
Digital Business — Stepping Stone to the Future Enterprise
Meaningful Intelligence — Differentiated Decision Power
Ecosystem-Based Innovation — Driving Enterprise Value
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