28 Numbers from IDC about IT Futures



By 2020, almost 50% of IT budgets will be tied into DX (digital transformation) initiatives.

By 2018, Line of Business (LOB) executives will control 45%+ of all IT spending worldwide, over 60% in the U.S.

By 2017, over 50% of IT spending will be for new technologies (mobile, cloud, big data, etc.).

By 2018, 35% of IT resources will be spent to support the creation of new digital revenue streams.

By 2017, 40% of services managed by IT will be business services oriented to augmented experience and smart products.

By 2018, at least 50% of IT spending will be cloud based.

By 2018, 65% of all enterprise IT assets will be housed offsite and 33% of IT staff will be employed by third-party managed service providers.

By 2020, more than 30% of current IT vendors will not exist as we know them today.

By 2018, 75-80% of public cloud services will be consolidated to 6 platform vendors, including Amazon, Google, IBM, Microsoft, and Salesforce.

By 2018, over 50% of enterprises will create and/or partner with Industry Cloud Platforms (ICPs) to distribute their own innovations and source others‘.

By 2018, over 80% of advanced DX will plug into these communities and the number of ICPs will grow 4-5X from 100 to close to 500.

By 2020, the percentage of enterprises creating advanced DX initiatives will more than double from today’s 22% to almost 50%.

By 2018, 67% of the CEOs of Global 2000 enterprises will have DX at the center of their corporate strategy.

By 2017, 60% of enterprises with a DX strategy will deem it too critical for any one functional area and create an independent corporate executive to oversee the implementation.

By 2017, 80% of global CIOs will initiate a data transformation and governance framework to turn information into a competitive business differentiator.

By 2018, 75% of the G2000 will deploy “Digital Twins” of their products/services, supply network, sales channels, and operations.

By 2020, 60% of the G2000 will double their productivity by digitally transforming any processes from human-based to software-based delivery.

By 2018, 80% of B2C and 60% of B2B enterprises will overhaul their “Digital Front Door” to support 1,000X to 10,000X more customers and customer touch points.

By 2018, enterprises with DX initiatives will double the size of their software development teams.

By 2018, 67% of developers will be focused on business innovation, up from less than 33% today.

By 2018, enterprises with DX strategies will expand external data sources by at least 3X to 5X and delivery of data to the market by 100X or more.

By 2018, 67% of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendors will offer data as part of their service.

By 2018, over 50% of developer teams will embed “Cognitive Services” (i.e., data analytics) in their apps, up from 1% today, providing U.S. enterprises $60+ billion in annual savings by 2020.

By 2018, at Least 20% of all workers will use automated assistance technologies to make decisions and get work done.

By 2018, there will be 22 Billion IoT devices installed, driving the development of over 200,000 new IoT apps and services.

By 2018, IoT spending will grow 1.5X.

By 2018, 66% of networks will have an IoT security breach.

By 2020, there will be 5X increase in the capability of robots in manufacturing.

Source: IDC’s  IT Industry, Digital Transformation, and CIO Agenda webcasts.

Originally published on Forbes.com