target audience: TECH BUYER  Publication date: Oct 2023 - Document type: IDC FutureScape - Doc  Document number: # US50401023

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Future of Digital Infrastructure 2024 Predictions

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  • IDC FutureScape Figure

    • Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Future of Digital Infrastructure 2024 Top 10 Predictions

  • Executive Summary

  • IDC FutureScape Predictions

    • Summary of External Drivers

    • Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

    • Prediction 1: By 2028, 80% of IT Buyers Will Prioritize As-a-Service Consumption for Key Workloads That Require Flexibility to Help Optimize IT Spending, Augment ITOps Skills, and Attain Key Sustainability Metrics

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Business Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 2: By 2028, 75% of IT Organizations Will Implement AI-Driven Anomaly Detection Built into Infrastructure Components to Thwart Never-Before-Seen Ransomware Attack Types

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Business Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 3: By 2025, G2000 That Invest in Training IT Staff to Effectively Use GenAI Prompts for IT Operational Tools Will Improve Existing ITOps Team Productivity by 30% Due to Greater Cross-Persona Collaboration

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Business Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 4: By 2027, G2000 Will Double Investments in Trusted Infrastructure to Ensure Legislative and Sovereignty Compliance and Protection of Regulated and GenAI Workloads

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Business Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 5: By 2028, 60% of IT Organizations Will Adopt At-Ingest Data Classification Engines to Improve Data Logistics Efforts for Enhanced Governance, DLP, and Data Analytics for Competitive Business Leverage

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Business Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 6: By 2025, 65% of Digital Infrastructure RFPs Will Require Documented, Tested, and Verified Integrations from Top Ecosystem Partner Solutions to Increase Innovation, Efficiency, and Competitive Advantage

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Business Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 7: By 2026, 75% of FinOps Cloud Cost Vendors Will Offer On-Premises Infrastructure Optimization Analytics for Virtual Resources, Electrical Power Consumption, and Carbon Accounting

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Business Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 8: By 2026, the Strategic Importance of GenAI Will Force a Market-Driven Reset of the Current Single Vendor–Dominated Coprocessor Market for GenAI Chips and Drive End-User System Prices Down by 25%

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Business Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 9: With GenAI as a Catalyst, by 2027, 40% of Enterprises Will Rely on Interwoven IT Architectures Across Cloud, Core, and Edge to Support Dynamic, Location-Agnostic Workflow Priorities

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Business Impact

    • Guidance

    • Prediction 10: By 2028, Due to Growing Power Scarcity and Rising Sustainability Mandates, 60% of Datacenters Will Adopt Fit-for-Purpose Solutions Such as Microgrids, Custom Silicon, Liquid Cooling, and Ruggedization

    • Associated Drivers

    • IT Impact

    • Business Impact

    • Guidance

  • Advice for Technology Buyers

  • External Drivers: Detail

    • AI Everywhere — Generative AI Takes the Spotlight

    • The Drive to Automate — Maximizing Efficiency and New Opportunities

    • Cybersecurity and Risk — Building Resilience Against Multiplying Threats

    • The Digital Business Imperative — Competitiveness and Outcomes

    • Everything as a Service Intensifies — Transforming Models to Drive Change

    • Operationalization of ESG — Measuring and Implementing Sustainability

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