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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide National Governments 2019 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide National Governments 2019 Predictions

This IDC study discusses the top 10 predictions for worldwide national governments in 2019. National governments face a host of challenges in the coming years. Citizen expectations are stoking new investments from government agencies working to modernize their systems. But at the same time, they are facing the challenge of trying to move away from legacy systems while also trying to maintain security and experiment with powerful new technologies like quantum computing and blockchain."Government agencies are increasingly looking to systems integrators to help them offer powerful new solution sets and meet citizen expectations," said Shawn P. McCarthy, research director, IDC Government Insights.

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Prediction 1: By 2022, 50% of National Governments Will Have Meaningful Open Data Platforms for at Least One Sector of Government or Its Economy, Allowing for Service Improvements, Innovation, and Transparency
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Prediction 2: AI Will Be Deployed by 60% of National Governments by 2023 for Datacenter Management, Service and Information Accuracy, and Improved Constituent Interactions
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Prediction 3: To Prevent AI-Related Privacy and Ethical Crises, by 2021, 50% of Democratic Governments Will Develop and Deploy Policies to Prevent Algorithmic Bias and Unethical Data Use
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Prediction 4: Cryptocurrencies Will Become a Relevant Currency for Illegal Activities; by 2020, 20% of National Governments Will Set Up Taskforces to Combat Money Laundering Enabled by Blockchain
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Prediction 5: Rapidly Scaling Computing Power Holds Big Opportunity and Threats, Entity Analytics Hands Power to Both Good and Bad Actors, and by 2022, Quantum Computing Will Threaten Highly Targeted (<1%) Blockchains
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Prediction 6: Strategic Misrepresentation of News and Events Is a Global Government Challenge; by 2020, 40% of Governments Will Encourage Bipartisan Groups to Isolate Fake News and Encourage Metadata for News Sources
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Prediction 7: By 2022, 50% of National Governments Will Deploy Industry Practices Like "Technology Business Management" to Quantify Acquisitions, Transitioning from Purchasing Hardware to Software Outcomes
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Prediction 8: By 2023, to Enable Timely Decision Making, 45% of National Government Will Deploy Edge Intelligence and Perform Initial Data Processing of IoT, Networks, or Other Devices at the Point of Action
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Prediction 9: Blockchain Has Great Potential to Confirm Voting Accuracy, But Broad Acceptance Is Challenging; by 2020, 15% of Regions Will Run Blockchain Voting Pilots; and Adoption Will Expand 5% Each Year After That
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Prediction 10: By 2022, 60% of National Governments Will Update Legacy Industrial Control Systems to Protect Critical Infrastructure, Such as Dams, Transportation Systems, and Nuclear Power Plants, from Cyberattacks
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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
Sense, Compute, Actuate: Turning Data into Value
Global Information Crisis: Political, Social, and Economic Disturbance
Emerging Autonomy: Learning to Live With AI
Cyber Insecurity: Theft, Cyberattack, and Negligence Create a Crisis of Digital Trust
Rising Customer Expectations: More Convenience, Customization, and Control
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