The 3D printing market continues to advance with new price/performance levels achieved on an ongoing basis. The result of this market evolution is that new applications satisfied by 3D printing are either recently available or expected to be available in the near future. The end result is that 3D printing is part of a technology ecosystem that is fueling substantial digital transformation (DX) activity.
We’re experiencing unprecedent disruption in how businesses operate, driven largely by changes in customer expectations and behavior. For organizations with the cultural fortitude to capitalize on the trends presented in IDC’s FutureScape report, “IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2019 Predictions”, the next four to five years offer the opportunity to dramatically improve performance, while the less able and willing struggle to retain customers and margin. These predictions are discussed in greater detail within the IDC FutureScape report, along with our assessment of their IT impact and our recommendations for how organizations should approach these initiatives. For a sample of predictions plus IT Impact and recommendations, visit the web conference link mentioned at the end of this blog.
Never before have there been more changes to tools, processes, and deployment environments happening in parallel. If the shift from on-premises to off-premises computing was not enough, few existing applications will become digital-native applications without dramatic updates. We will end up leaving some venerable applications behind, but we can also expect a broad range of exciting new applications — some of them bordering on scary smart — in the next five years.
With direct digital transformation (DX) investment spending of $5.9 trillion over the years 2018 to 2021, this topic continues to be a central area of business leadership thinking.
IDC’s 2019 DX predictions represent our perspective on the major transformation trends we expect to see over the next five years — based on our almost 800 business use cases spanning 16 industries and 8 functional areas, our DX spending guides showing where industry is both prioritizing digital investments, and where we expect to see the largest growth in 3rd Platform and innovation accelerator technologies.
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.
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:
This blog lists the top 10 worldwide predictions for the CIO. Tech suppliers will also find this helpful in understanding the agenda of the CIO. These technology predictions are meant to help the enterprise with strategic planning within the typical five-year business planning cycle.