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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Connected Devices 2019 Predictions

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Connected Devices 2019 Predictions
Published: October 31, 2018 Content info: 18 Pages
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This IDC study discusses the worldwide connected devices 2019 predictions."IT faces a significant challenge as employees ask for new devices they believe will help drive increased productivity such as smart assistants, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) headsets, and increasingly capable wearables," said Tom Mainelli, VP of Devices at IDC. "Perhaps even more challenging - and potentially beneficial - is how today's existing technologies and how companies buy and deploy them are changing. IT has a tough job ahead of it, but the results could drive big dividends for their companies."

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IDC FutureScape Figure

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

  • Summary of External Drivers
  • Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers
    • Prediction 1: Dual-Screen Notebooks Will Be Available by 2020, But 95% of IT Divisions Will Shun the New Form Factor in Favor of the More Traditional Ultraslim and Convertible Models Requested by Employees
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 2: By 2020, 50% of New Smartphones Will Ship with Embedded AI, and Companies Will Use the Technology to Predict and Avoid Workflow Bottlenecks
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 3: By 2021, 22% of Large Organizations Will Have Deployed Smart Assistants in the Workplace, Resulting in More than $1 Billion in Cost Savings Worldwide
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 4: By 2021, Nearly 75% of Enterprise Smartphones Shipped Will Include Facial Recognition as a Primary Security Measure, Thus Enabling New Business Features Around Identity Authentication
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 5: More than 35% of Large Enterprises Will Have Deployed Notebooks Featuring 5G Radios by 2022, Dramatically Changing the Way Employees Use Notebooks and How IT Manages Them
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 6: By 2022, 15% of Companies Will Have Multiple-Device Device-as-a-Service Contracts in Place, with Many Moving Beyond PCs, Tablets, and Smartphones to Embrace Wearables and AR/VR
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 7: By 2022, 10% of Large Enterprises Will Have Deployed Smartwatches to Increase Security, Drive Productivity, and Enhance Business Processes
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 8: By 2023, 25% of G2000 Companies and Government Bodies Will Use Wearables to Monitor Employees Exposed to Hazardous Conditions, Resulting in Fewer Injuries and 25% Savings in Direct and Indirect Costs
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 9: By 2024, 10% of Enterprise Organizations Will Be Testing VR as a Way to Drive Cross-Regional Collaboration
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance
    • Prediction 10: By 2024, 65% of Medium-Sized and Large Companies Will Have Deployed AR Hardware for a Subset of Their Workers, with Increased Efficiency Being a Key Driver
      • Associated Drivers
      • IT Impact
      • Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

  • Next Chapter of DX - Technology-Driven Transformation Altering Business and Society
  • The Race to Innovate - Speed of Change, Delivery, and Operations Separates Thrivers and Survivors
  • Platforms, Platforms, Platforms - Industry Competes for Innovation at Scale
  • Sense, Compute, Actuate - Turning Data into Value
  • Cyber Insecurity - Theft, Cyberattack, and Negligence Create a Crisis of Digital Trust
  • Rising Customer Expectations - More Convenience, Customization, and Control
  • The Future of Work - Bridging the Digital Talent Gap

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