The Future of Connectedness: Defined

The Future of Connectedness: Defined

  • September 2020 •
  • 13 pages •
  • Report ID: 5967781 •
  • Format: PDF
This IDC Perspective discusses the Future of Connectedness as defined by a global team of IDC's telecommunications, networking, and services analysts. In this document we present a framework that discusses the concept of data in motion and its reliability on connectivity to drive business outcomes such as pervasive digital experiences, business continuity, scalable access anytime anywhere, and real-time insights. In future documents, we will examine the technology and business investments that must be made to ensure the connectivity-driven business outcomes can be achieved as well as the challenges and opportunities the Future of Connectedness will uncover along the way."Connectivity is the common denominator in how we interact with the world around us today. As digital interactions increase, it becomes clear that connectivity is not yet seamless, nor pervasive," says Carrie MacGillivray, group vice president and general manager, Worldwide Telecom, Mobility, and IoT research. "The evolution of access technologies is going to accelerate the digital connection -- and in turn, unveil the Future of Connectedness -- between people, things, processes, and applications. These connections are the sinews of how we live, work, and play."