TECH BUYER Oct 2017 - IDC FutureScape - Doc # US43171317
IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IT Industry 2018 Predictions
By: Frank Gens, Crawford Del PretePresident, Scott LundstromGroup Vice President and General Manager of IDC Software Research, Bill Fearnley, Tomoaki Nakamura, Vernon Turner, Philip CarterChief Analyst, Europe, Larry CarvalhoResearch Director, Platform as a Service, Shawn FitzgeraldResearch Director, Digital Transformation Strategies, Al GillenGroup Vice President, Software Development and Open Source, Satoshi MatsumotoResearch Director, IT Services, IDC Japan, Deepak MohanResearch Director, Cloud Infrastructure Services, Eric NewmarkProgram Vice President - SaaS, Enterprise Apps, Industry Cloud, and Digital Commerce, Sandra NgGroup Vice President, Practice Group, IDC Asia/Pacific, Robert ParkerSenior Vice President, Enterprise Applications, Data Intelligence, Services, and Industry Research, David SchubmehlResearch Director, Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems, Dan VessetGroup Vice President, Analytics and Information Management, Tom MainelliGroup Vice President, Device & Consumer Research, Richard L. VillarsGroup Vice President Worldwide Research, Hayley SutherlandSenior Research Analyst, AI Software Platforms
This IDC study discusses our predictions that once again present a strategic blueprint for enterprises on their digital transformation (DX) journey, focusing on 10 key ingredients for becoming a digital-native enterprise. Six of these themes continue from last year but will show significant acceleration and evolution from 2018 and beyond. The other four predictions introduce critical new building blocks for becoming digital-native enterprises.
According to Frank Gens, IDC SVP and chief analyst, "In 2018, the key pieces of the 3rd Platform's second chapter will come together with even greater force, driving enterprises to multiply their digital innovation pace and scale through mastery of digital platforms, external digital developer communities, data-as-a-service (DaaS) marketplaces, expanding artificial intelligence (AI) services, blockchain as a service, new human-digital (HD) interfaces, and open API ecosystems."
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Application development software, Augmented and virtual reality, Blockchain, Cognitive/artificial intelligence, Data access, analysis and delivery, Digital transformation, Global IT and economic markets, IT operations and implementation, Internet of things, Platform as a service, Technology buyer