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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Telecommunications 2019 Predictions

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Telecommunications 2019 Predictions

This IDC study offers IDC's top 10 predictions that will impact the enterprise networking sectors as they implement digital transformation (DX). The goal is to provide CIOs with the most important issues they should be considering as they chart their networking road map over the next several years. This study provides guidance on the required investments in key areas such as edge computing, 5G, virtual networking, and other services critical to implementing a digital infrastructure.The communications network is an indispensable foundation of the enterprise DX road map. "To implement competitive services that facilitate dynamic, reliable engagement with customers and partners, enterprises require a reliable, robust, and flexible networking infrastructure. Enterprises should be leveraging best-of-breed emerging technologies including SD-WAN and virtual networking services," said Courtney Munroe, GVP, Worldwide Telecommunications Research, at IDC.

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IDC FutureScape Figure
Executive Summary
IDC FutureScape Predictions
Summary of External Drivers
Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
Prediction 1: By 2020, 80% of Enterprises Will Have Implemented SD-WAN at Some Sites Underpinned by Secure and Virtualized Edge Architectures
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 2: By 2020, Over 50% of Enterprises Will Host Most of Their Edge IT and Network Services vCPE x86 Platforms Managed in the Cloud and Underpinned by Secure, Virtualized Edge Architectures
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 3: By 2021, 60% of Enterprises Will Have Begun the Journey to AI Automation
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 4: By 2020, 70% of Enterprises Will Adopt Managed Security Services to Use Analytics, Machine Learning/AI, Automation, and Orchestration to Better Predict and Respond to Security Threats and Attacks
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 5: By 2022, More than 80% of Enterprise UC&C Implementations Will Include Cloud-Based UCaaS
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 6: By 2023, 70% of Enterprises Will Leverage a Combination of Seat-Based Subscription and Cloud-Based Consumption Models for Advanced Managed Services
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 7: 5G Will Be a Key Enabler of Enterprise DX's Next Chapter, with More than 70% of All 5G Connections (Mobile Subscriptions and IoT Cellular Connections) Stemming from Business Use Cases by 2024
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 8: In 2019, as Enterprises Face the Challenges of Implementing DX, 30% of Enterprises Will Turn to Network Traffic Analysis to Drive Automation and Identify Anomalies in Real Time
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 9: By 2021, Less than 20% of Enterprises Will Leverage 5G and VNF Applications Because of Service Provider Delays in Upgrading Communications SP Operations and Monetization Systems
Associated Drivers
IT Impact
Guidance
Prediction 10: By 2023, Over 70% of Enterprises Will Leverage CPaaS Platforms to Enhance and Simplify a Broad Range of Communications Applications with Customized and Personalized Solutions Including Video
Associated Drivers
IT and Business Impact
Guidance
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
Platforms, Platforms, Platforms: Industry Competes for Innovation at Scale
Emerging Autonomy: Learning to Live with AI
Cyber Insecurity: Theft, Cyberattack, Negligence Create a Crisis of Digital Trust
Rising Customer Expectations: More Convenience, Customization, and Control
Legacy Inertia: Retrofit the Old into the DX World
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