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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions
Published: November 2, 2016 Content info: 17 Pages
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This IDC study crystallizes IDC's thinking around a set of key drivers and predictions relating to cloud computing that IDC believes have the potential to dramatically alter the business ecosystem for the next 12-36 months. It provides a basis for understanding some of the changes that will shape business and IT strategy in the coming years.According to Robert Mahowald, group vice president for IDC's Applications and Cloud research practice, "The dawn of the digital transformation (DX) economy is fueling transformation to virtualized, on-demand provider-based services and driving very rapid internal IT change. IT buyers are shifting steadily toward cloud-first strategies, and nearly all are reconsidering their IT best practices to embrace hybrid and multicloud construction and operations, secure data management, end-to-end governance, updated IT skills, and improved multivendor sourcing. The dynamics we've discussed in this IDC FutureScape, and our recommendations, should be a foundation for how enterprise-class IT organizations think about managing their transformation."

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Product Code: US41863916

IDC FutureScape Figure

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

  • Summary of External Drivers
  • Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
    • Prediction 1: In Three Years, 55% of Business Apps Will Allow Direct API Access to Most Applications, While Monolithic Applications Will Decompose into Microservices Exposed via APIs
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 2: By 2020, Over 70% of B2B SaaS Leaders Will Choose a Strategic IaaS/PaaS Megaplatform Partner, Eliminating or Dramatically Scaling Down Their Datacenters
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 3: By 2020, the Top 5 Cloud Players Will Control at Least 75% of Combined PaaS/IaaS Market Share (Compared with Market Share of 52% in 2015)
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 4: The Number of Industry Collaborative Clouds Will Triple from 50 in 2016 to More than 150 and Exceed 250EB of Data by the End of 2018
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 5: By 2020, at Least 50% of Net-New IT Spending Will Be Cloud Based, Shrinking Noncloud Enterprise Applications by 20%
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 6: By 2017, More than 60% of Enterprise IT Organizations Building Hybrid Clouds Will Purchase New or Updated Workload-Centric Cloud Management Solutions
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 7: By 2018, the Cloud Will Be a Preferred Delivery Mechanism for Analytics, Increasing Public Data Consumption by 150% and Paving the Way for Thousands of New Industry Applications
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 8: As DevOps Scales Up, Over 65% of Enterprises Will Invest in Policy-Driven Self-Service Automation to Power On-Demand Developer Multicloud Access and Utilization by 2018
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 9: More than 85% of Enterprise IT Organizations Will Commit to Multicloud Architectures by 2018, Driving up the Rate and Pace of Change in IT Organizations
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 10: In 2017, 25% of SaaS Implementation Projects Won't Meet Cost-Savings Goals, While One-Eighth Won't Meet Key Business Goals, Leading End Users to Seek Out Third-Party Services
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

  • DX: Technology-Centric Transformation Altering Business and Society
  • Disruptive Fault Lines: Security, Privacy, and Regulation
  • Talent Crunch: Global Demand for Digital Workers
  • Platform Economy: The Ecosystem Battle for Scale
  • Modern Application Platforms Are Leveling Playing Fields
  • Machine Learning and Cognitive Drive Intelligent, Automated Applications

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