TECH BUYER Oct 2021 - Tech Buyer Presentation - Doc # US48047121

Critical External Drivers Shaping Global IT and Business Planning, 2022


Mike Rosen
Dr. Ron Babin
Joseph C. Pucciarelli


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This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation describes the critical drivers — important external forces — that will alter the global business ecosystem and shape enterprise IT and business strategies for the next 12–24 months. IDC's 2022 external drivers incorporate the continuing disruption of the global economic and social climate, which continues to be affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in many areas of the world. IDC uses the paradigm PESTEL + B — political, economic, social, technological, environmental, legal, and business — to describe the scope of forces included in our annual external drivers review. The 2022 drivers touch on the disruptive effects of geopolitical risk, cybersecurity challenges, digital first, connectedness, ESG, workforce transformation, changing customer engagement, and other forces.

"Given the global winds of change, business and technology leaders must prepare for disruption and opportunity as they shape their strategies for 2022 and beyond," says Joseph Pucciarelli, group vice president of research with IDC's IT Executive Program (IEP).


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