IDC FutureScape Figure

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

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Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: By 2022, Budgets for Modern Software-Defined Secure Access Solutions Will Quadruple as Flaws in Legacy VPN Remote Access Solutions Are Illuminated by the Massive Work-From-Home Migration

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Prediction 2: By 2023, to Reduce Security Complexity Faced by Limited Staffs, 55% of Enterprise Security Investments Will Be on Unified Ecosystem and Platform Frameworks

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Prediction 3: By 2024, Two of the Three Largest Public Cloud Providers Will Be Among the Top 5 Largest Managed Security Services Providers Following Multiple Multibillion-Dollar Acquisitions

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Prediction 4: By 2025, 80% of Chief Trust Officers Will Demand Vendors to Incorporate Security and Risk Capabilities to Measure Corporate Trust Including Vendor Relationships and Employee Reputation

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Prediction 5: By 2023, Collective Risk Management Requirements Between Primary and Third Parties Will Force 50% of Third-Party Risk and Security Service Providers to Employ Advanced Analytic Tools

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Prediction 6: By 2023, Privacy Regulations in 50% of G20 Countries Will Require That Social Media Providers Provide the Option to Delete Content and Data About Children Under Age 16 as They Become "of Age"

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Prediction 7: By 2021, 40% of Organizations Will Leverage Employee Productivity Software to Monitor and Improve the Digital Workflows of Their Full-Time, Work-From-Home Employees

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Prediction 8: By 2022, a Consortium of Healthcare, Insurance Providers and Technology Vendors Will Adopt a Digital Identity Framework Used for Contact-Tracing Applications Using Distributed Ledger Technologies

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Prediction 9: By 2023, 42% of Organizations Will Be Held to Regulatory Certification That Their AI- and ML-Based Algorithmic Systems Are Ethical (Free of Bias and Discrimination) and Transparent

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Prediction 10: By 2023, 35% of the Largest Organizations Must Demonstrate Social Responsibility Initiatives Through Internal Structures and Processes and Publicly Reporting the Results in Financial Statements

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Advice for Technology Buyers

External Drivers: Detail

Strategic Innovation -- Shaping the Future Enterprise Today

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The Next Normal -- Resilient Business and Operating Models

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Intelligence Everywhere -- Data Drives Action

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Geopolitical Risk -- Societal and Economic Tensions Escalate

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Digital Platform -- Ecosystems at Scale

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Crisis of Trust -- Meeting Rising Expectations

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Digital Divide -- The Imperative of Connectivity

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