IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions 2018 Predictions


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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions 2018 Predictions

This IDC study provides IDC's top 10 predictions for imaging, printing, and document solutions for 2018.According to Keith Kmetz, program vice president, IDC's Imaging, Printing & Document Solutions research, "Print remains a huge and very relevant piece of an organization's overall IT strategy. Companies would be wise to continue addressing their legacy print requirements while considering the organizational evolution from paper-based processing in light of digital transformation and emerging technologies."

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By 2021, 40% of Companies in Developed Regions Will Have Experienced a Double-Digit Decline in Office-Based Printing Because of the Ability to Intelligently Mine Data and Automate the Extraction of Business Intelligence
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: By 2021, One-Third of Companies with Fewer Than 500 Employees Will Have Adopted Structured Print and Document Management Policies Supported by Cloud-Based Software
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 3: By 2021, 60% of Managed Print Services RFPs Will Include the Provision of Ongoing Security Auditing Services of the Print andDocument Infrastructure
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 4: By 2021, 45% of All Office Print Devices Shipments Worldwide Will Be Sold as Part of a Print-as-a-Service Contract
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 5: By 2020, Concerns Over Cyberattacks, Breaches, Content Hijacking, and Leakage Will Have Driven Larger Organizations to Reallocate up to 35% of Their Document Solutions Budgets to the Deployment of Security Software Across Their Entire Print Fleets
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 6: By 2020, Inkjet Will Have Taken up to 20% of the Workgroup/Departmental Office Printing Market Segment Share from Conventional Laser Technology, Driven by Inkjet's Anticipated Improvements in Speed, Quality, and Operational Costs
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Guidance
Prediction 7: By 2021, More Than Half of the Primary Office Printing Applications Will Be Relegated to Either Personal Habit or the Desire to Provide Physical Copy to Recipients Outside of the Organization
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Prediction 8: By 2021, 50% of Digital Signage Systems Worldwide Will Reside in the Cloud
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IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 9: In 2020, Brand Owners and Manufacturers Will Use Digital Package Presses to Produce Over 7 Billion Square Meters of Value-Added and Targeted Package Print
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Guidance
Prediction 10: By 2020, More Than Half of the Printer Hardware Products Shipped Will First Be Designed and Manufactured with China and Other Asia/Pacific Countries in Mind and Then Modified, Exported, and Sold in Developed Regions
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IT Impact
Guidance
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
Global Volatility — Political, Social, and Economic Disturbance
Sense, Compute, Actuate — The New Data-Centric Paradigm
Cyberthreats — Theft, Ransom, and Cyberattack on the Rise
Shifting Economics — Changing Value Structures and the Rise of Digital Capital
Innovation Impasse — Legacy Systems Constraining Transformation
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