IDC predicts digital transformation will shape 2016

"40% of services managed by IT will be business services oriented to augment experience and smart products." We reflect on IDC's predictions for change in IT in 2016 in their latest report.

You might be wondering what the IT focus and changes will be for next year, 2016. The predictions of the International Data Corporation, the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets, have been released in a new report - IDC FutureScape: Worldside CIO Agenda 2016 Predictions.

To summarize the report, which outlines what the research firms sees as the most significant predictions for the coming years, the biggest issues in IT leadership will centre on business needs, capabilities and availability related to digital transformation

In order to accomplish these goals and maintain success in the coming year, businesses will have to focus on innovation, integration and incorporation.

Here are three of their predictions:

Data Governance

Information has become a valuable resource for companies, and IDC predicts that by 2017, 80 percent of CIOs will have a plan in place centered around using data to drive the business past its competition.

Digital transformation collaboration

"70 percent of siloed digital transformation initiatives will ultimately fail because of insufficient collaboration, integration, sourcing or project management."

Business services

"40% of services managed by IT will be business services oriented to augment experience and smart products."

Read the full article here

Images and original article coutesy of IDC, and Thinkstock

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About the author

Kirk Havelock

Kirk is a keen writer and part of blue-infinity's Marcom team, previously holding diverse roles with leading multinationals, and is originally from New Zealand.