IDC Reveals Worldwide CIO Agenda 2017 Predictions

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., November 2, 2016 – Today’s IT organizations are divided into two camps: those that thrive by effectively leveraging digital technologies, new business models, and entrepreneurial cultures; and those that are saddled by technical debt, plodding business processes, and lack of a digitally-fueled vision for the future. To help CIOs and IT executives successfully lead their organizations through accelerating digital transformation, International Data Corporation (IDC) today unveiled IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2017 Predictions (Doc #US41845916). These predictions lay out the ten most important shifts that will happen in IT organizations over the next 36 months and will guide senior IT executives in the formation of their three-year strategic IT plan.

In a Web conference held today, November 2nd at 11 a.m. EST, IDC analysts Joe Pucciarelli, Serge Findling, and Mike Jennett offered guidance for managing the impact of these ten predictions on IT investment priorities and implementation strategies. To hear a replay of this Web conference or any of the IDC FutureScape Web conferences, please visit: https://www.idc.com/idcfuturescapes2017.

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IDC’s Worldwide CIO Agenda predictions for 2017 are:

  • Prediction 1: By 2019, 40% of IT projects will create new digital services and revenue streams that monetize data.
  • Prediction 2: By 2018, 65% of IT organizations will create new customer-facing and ecosystem-facing services to meet the business DX needs.
  • Prediction 3: Lack of vision, credibility, or ability to influence will keep 40% of CIOs from attaining leadership roles in enterprise DX by 2017.
  • Prediction 4: By 2019, 75% of CIOs will recognize the limitations of traditional IT and embrace a leadership approach that embodies a virtuous cycle of innovation (Leading in 3D).
  • Prediction 5: 40% of CIOs will advance DX initiatives by building organizational linkages with line of business (LOB) technology teams and across IT organizational silos, empowering changes in thinking, culture, and practices by 2018.
  • Prediction 6: By 2019, 80% of bimodal IT organizations will accumulate a crippling technical debt resulting in spiraling complexity, costs, and lost credibility.
  • Prediction 7: 45% of CIOs will shift primary focus from physical to digital and move away from BPM and optimization by 2018 to deliver scale, predictability, and speed.
  • Prediction 8: By 2018, 45% of CIOs will focus on platformization, using DevOps for rapid development, cost reduction, and enterprise agility.
  • Prediction 9: By 2019, 70% of IT organizations will shift their culture to a startup-like work environment by embracing Agile practices and open source communities
  • Prediction 10: By 2017, 80% of CIOs will help drive global risk portfolios that enable adaptive responses to security, compliance, business, or catastrophic threats.

“The message is clear — CIOs have to find a way to reinvent their IT organizations; otherwise, they risk dragging down their businesses or getting replaced by service providers that can accomplish what they can’t,” asserted Joe Pucciarelli, Group Vice President & IT Executive Advisor, IDC IT Executive Programs. “In the new digital economy, CIOs must manage by Leading in 3D: forging an IT organization that can simultaneously innovate, integrate, and incorporate.”

For additional information about these predictions or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with Joe Pucciarelli, please contact Sarah Murray at 781-378-2674 or sarah@attunecommunications.com. Reports are available to qualified members of the media. For information on purchasing reports, contact insights@idc.com ; reporters should email sarah@attunecommunications.com.

About IDC FutureScape

IDC FutureScape reports are used to shape enterprise IT strategy and planning by providing a basic framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now and in the foreseeable future. IDC’s FutureScapes are comprised of a set of predictions designed to identify a range of pending issues that CIOs and senior technology professionals will confront within the typical three-year business planning cycle. Each prediction is assessed on the basis of its complexity, organizational impact, and time frame to expected mainstream adoption.

To learn more about IDC FutureScape 2017, please visit http://www.idc.com/events/futurescapes

About IDC

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC’s analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world’s leading media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC. Visit the IDC Community at https://idc-community.com.