These predictions provide a strategic context that will enable CIOs to lead their organizations through a period of multiplied innovation and disruption over the next 5 years. They also lay out IDC’s vision for the 10 most important shifts that will happen in IT organizations over the next 60 months and will help senior IT executives in the formation of their strategic IT plans.
IDC has published the 4th in a series of IDC MarketScapes on POS (point of sale) software solutions. This most recent IDC MarketScape, the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Point-of-Sale Software in Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Retail 2018 Vendor Assessment, reviews Aptos, Diebold Nixdorf, Fujitsu, GK Software, NCR, NEC, OneView Commerce, Oracle, PCMS, TCPOS, Toshiba, and Veras Retail. Other IDC MarketScapes in this series also review Cegid, Celerant Technology, Infor Retail, Jesta I.S., Mi9 Retail, KWI, Multidev Technologies, Oracle NetSuite, and Springboard Retail.
Today, we see three main drivers for smart manufacturing: a renewal in perspective that places the factory at the center of business initiatives, the fact that data are going to be everywhere in the production process, and lastly, the understanding that people and machines will have to work together and not in opposition. These trends are opening a window of opportunity for companies willing to differentiate though superior factory processes.
Mobility has become such an underlying component of daily life, enterprise computing, and business operations, it can be difficult for IT decision makers to imagine what new device, application, security, and market developments will look like in the near and long term. As the mobility market matures, IDC’s mobility team is looking ahead to technologies such as AI, AR/VR, blockchain, advanced security features, and new delivery and service models, and how these developments will reshape the acquisition, deployment, and management of mobile technology in the enterprise.
The 10 predictions from IDC’s inaugural corporate banking study are reflective of a major change underway in the sector as digitalization and internal DX escalate, while cognitive, connective, and analytical technologies develop in cloud, AI, and DLT fields. Meanwhile, the open banking and API trend promises new front-end, data-centric tools in the pricing of loans, trade finance, instant-payment route analytics, liquidity alerts, and so on, plus new services and market entrants. The pace of change will reach an inflection point in the next five years.
IDC’s top 10 predictions for telecommunications provide CIOs with the most important issues they should be considering as they chart their networking road map over the next several years. These predictions touch key areas such as edge computing, 5G, virtual networking, and other services critical to implementing a digital infrastructure.
Most companies will choose to engage a service firm to help fulfill their IT and business aspirations but will be seeking new ways of contracting, new types of capabilities, and new delivery models in the years ahead. These preferences will heavily impact the way that service firms come to market, invest, and transform themselves to be better and more effective partners
An overarching theme of IDC’s predictions for the imaging, printing, and document solutions market is that transformation is inevitable. While this market is massive and serves a mission-critical function within businesses of all sizes and geographies, the ongoing market transition demonstrates the need for buyers to rethink their traditional approach to print procurement as it relates to the organizational vision for business information, regardless of paper or digital format.
As legacy business and service models erode in the face of emerging technologies, particularly in the home IoT sector, businesses need to make bold decisions to embrace emerging technologies and enable new user experiences to compete for a greater share of the consumer market. Decision makers at consumer companies must embrace change and not be held hostage to either legacy technologies and business and service models or the challenges of meeting consumer demand in nascent, unproven markets.
Ecosystem-led growth is often mentioned as the future of the economy, and manufacturing is no exception. Driven by several business, economic, technological, and competitive reasons, manufacturers are looking for innovative business models to ensure sustainable growth and profitability. The overarching themes in our worldwide manufacturing ecosystems 2019 predictions are: