IDC FutureScape

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The mission in financial services today is driven by the need to improve customer engagement in selling, delivering, and servicing financial products, payments, and services. Included in this mission is the need for some financial service firms to improve their "brand trust," providing their customers with a more transparent and secure environment. While some of this will be driven by internal strategy, much of it will be dictated through regulation and guidance. Driving all this is a concept called "connected banking," which is forcing the industry to disrupt its own business model by connecting to adjacent markets in order to expand the relationship with its customers and provide an experience that is being shaped by industries outside of financial services.


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Top 10 Worldwide Smart Cities and Communities 2019 Predictions

By Ruthbea Yesner Clarke

This IDC FutureScape provides the top 10 predictions that will impact stakeholders in the urban ecosystem as regional and local government agencies look to modernize and transform IT systems, operational systems, and business processes. These predictions are designed to provide the strategic context to enable government leaders — from mayors and city managers to council members, CIOs, and innovation officers — to transform their organizations through the application of technology to real business challenges. This document encapsulates the IDC Smart Cities and Communities team's collective understanding of major urban transitions and their impact on municipalities, counties, states, and regional organizations.


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Top 10 Worldwide Utilities 2019 Predictions

By John Villali

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Top 10 Worldwide Future of Work 2019 Predictions

By Roberta Bigliani

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Top 10 Worldwide Mining 2019 Predictions

By Emilie Ditton

This year, 2018, has been the year that digital transformation (DX) became mainstream in the mining sector. The challenge now for technology leadership across IT and operations within mining companies is delivering a return on the initial investments and then being able to make the case for the ongoing change that will be required across technologies, people, and processes to continue to reap the value that these expanded capabilities offer to leverage data further. The opportunity is to move beyond optimising the current operating model and operational siloes and focus on an integrated value chain within an open ecosystem.


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The IDC FutureScape is an important compilation of several disciplines within IDC's research sectors distilling insights from IT, cybersecurity, analytics, managed security services, identity and access management, and data and digital security. The perspective is global, and analysts from different global regions participated in the study. Each prediction is designed to demonstrate an outcome, although the limit of the study are predictions made through January 1, 2024. The larger goal of the exercise is to provide guidance for IT technology providers and for technology providers to best utilize their personnel, maximize the impact of current investments (and plan future investments), and improve their cybersecurity postures.


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Top 10 Worldwide Retail 2019 Predictions

By Leslie Hand

This IDC FutureScape provides retail IT executives across the globe with actionable insights and analysis for likely future technology and business scenarios. The intended readers of this IDC FutureScape include but are not limited to members of the executive, business, and IT leadership of retail organizations worldwide.


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Worldwide Cloud 2019 Predictions

By Frank Della Rosa

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Top 10 Worldwide Robotics 2019 Predictions

By Jing Bing Zhang

This IDC FutureScape presents the IDC Worldwide Robotics team's analysis of key drivers relating to robotics and drone technologies, and how these drivers are likely to shape the development of robotics and drones in the planning horizon of 2019 through 2024. The development and deployment of robotics (including drones) in various industries continued to accelerate in 2017, with double-digit growth based on IDC research.


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This blog lists the top 10 worldwide predictions for developers and DevOps. These technology predictions are meant to help IT Suppliers with strategic planning within the typical five-year business planning cycle.


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