Future of Digital Innovation
Deliver innovative services
and experiences at scale
IDC’s Future of Digital Innovation research practice helps organizations build and execute the planning, sourcing, development, and distribution strategies necessary to become high-performance software producers. Operating as “digital innovation factories,” enterprises will embed software in their products and services to create greater value for their customers and better compete in their own industries.
Inside the Future of Digital Innovation
The foundational elements of the Future of Digital Innovation framework comprise:
Software development must be tightly integrated with – and driven by – the organization’s business plans, which, in turn, need to address resources, sourcing, architecture and deployment options, distribution, licensing and pricing, governance and compliance.
Organizations will shorten development time and create greater scalability by seeking out and using externally sourced code or preassembled components.
Organizations will use agile methods and more automated, high-speed deployment options as they move to hyperspeed cycles of deployment to production. Applications will be developed in more modular architectures — in the form of microservices.
Enterprises will scale distribution of their digital innovations through direct delivery of services and experiences of their own offerings and indirect delivery into others' digital supply chains via open API-based third-party developer ecosystems.