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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Phone, Tablet, PC, and Connected Client 2016 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Phone, Tablet, PC, and Connected Client 2016 Predictions

This IDC study provides IT executives with a road map for the next 36 months that prioritizes investments and identifies the areas of business that will be affected and the relative complexity and cost of each prediction. Each of the 10 predictions provides the IT impact and guidance for action.Hardware is evolving at an ever-quickening pace, and IT organizations that fail to track and respond to such changes are likely to miss out on key opportunities and place their companies in a position to fall behind more nimble competitors. These 10 predictions are geared toward giving IT the opportunity to anticipate and plan for such inevitable change."From new hardware form factors and usage models to the shifting fortunes of traditional IT players, keeping up with changes in the market has never been more important," says Tom Mainelli, program VP for Devices and Displays, IDC. "This IDC FutureScape document is designed to be a useful road map for future planning and should help forward-looking IT organizations successfully plan for an often radically different future."


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Situation Overview
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IDC FutureScape Predictions
Prediction 1: In 2016, Worldwide Commercial Detachable Shipments Will Grow by 75%
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Prediction 2: AR Hardware Will Grow to 10% of 2017 IT Spend in Key Verticals
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Prediction 3: By 2017, 33% of Enterprises Will Begin Using Smartphone Biometrics for Employee Authentication
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Prediction 4: Windows 10 Will Ramp Fast with Enterprise, and by Late 2016, 85% of Enterprises Will be Actively Testing the OS
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Prediction 5: Worldwide Commercial Shipment Growth of Slate Tablets Will Stall for the First Time in 2016, Declining by More than 10%
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Prediction 6: Shifting Priorities Will Drive IT Organizations to Push the Average Commercial PC Life Span Past Six Years by 2017
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Prediction 7: Despite Continued Consumer Success, Android Smartphones Will See Commercial Shipments Slip by 5% in 2017 as Chinese Brands Ascend
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Prediction 8: In the Next 24 Months, Two Top 10 PC Vendors Will Exit the Market
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Prediction 9: In 2017, More than 45% of Companies with Formal BYOD Policies Will Reassess Their Programs and Evaluate a Shift Toward CYOD
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Prediction 10: By 2018, a Quarter of All Fortune 500 Companies Will Have IT-Supported Chromebooks Deployed Within Their Organization
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Essential Guidance
Key Drivers
Risky Business: International Impact of Economic Volatility
21st Century Battleground: The Race for Cyber Supremacy
East-West: Shifting Global Economic Power, Balance, and Influence
Platform Wars: Apple, Google, and Microsoft's Battle for Device Dominance
Form Factor Evolution: More Device Types, More Usage Models
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