IDC Reveals CIO Agenda Predictions for 2015

By 2017, 80% of the CIO's time will be focused on analytics, cybersecurity, and creating new revenue streams through digital services

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--()--International Data Corporation (IDC) today hosted a Web conference, IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2015 Predictions, to highlight the predictions based on a new IDC FutureScape report. Featuring industry analysts Michael Rosen, Serge Findling, and Joseph Pucciarelli, the session provided organizations with insight and perspective on long-term industry trends along with new themes that may be on the horizon. The Web conference predictions series and accompanying IDC FutureScape reports are designed to help company leaders capitalize on emerging market opportunities and plan for future growth. An audio replay of today's Web conference is available this afternoon. To access the replay, please visit: http://bit.ly/FutureScapeCIO2015.

The predictions from the IDC FutureScape for CIO Agenda Web conference are:

1. By 2017, 80% of the CIO's time will be focused on analytics, cybersecurity, and creating new revenue streams through digital services.

2. By 2016, 65% of global competitive strategies will require real-time 3rd Platform IT-as-a–Service (ITaaS).

3. By 2016, security will be a top 3 business priority for 70% of CEOs of global enterprises.

4. By 2015, 60% of CIOs will use DevOps as their primary tool to address the speed and sprawl of mobile, cloud, and open source applications.

5. By 2016, 80% of CIOs will deliver a new architectural framework that enables innovation and improved business decision making.

6. By 2020, 60% of CIOs in global organizations will be supplanted by the Chief Digital Officer (CDO) for the delivery of IT-enabled products and digital services.

7. By 2016, 80% of CIOs will accelerate 3rd Platform migration to counter premature obsolescence of current IT assets.

8. By 2018, 30% of CIOs of global organizations will have rolled out a pan-enterprise data and analytics strategy.

9. By 2017, 35% of vendor sourcing relationships around 3rd Platform technologies will fail, causing CIOs to roll out new sourcing processes.

10. By 2018, 50% of CIOs will relinquish IT's traditional mode of technology control in favor of an open standards-based framework.

"The transformations brought about by the 3rd Platform are having significant effects on how the business uses IT, how IT is delivered, and how the IT organization is structured. Insightful CIOs will seize the opportunity to be key players in this transformation and elevate their role in the enterprise," said Michael Rosen, Adjunct Research Advisor with IDC's Research Network.

The IDC FutureScape report that this Web conference is based on will be published and available within the next 24 hours. To learn more about IDC Predictions and IDC FutureScapes, please visit: www.idc.com/Predictions2015.

For additional information about these predictions or to arrange a one-on-one briefing, 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 Predictions

A hallmark of IDC's offering for three decades, the annual Top 10 Predictions reports provide our outlook on the IT market, across industries, in the coming year. During the next 90 days, IDC will publish Top 10 Predictions documents for 2015. Please visit www.idc.com/Predictions2015 for a complete listing.

About IDC FutureScapes

IDC FutureScapes are used to shape IT strategy and planning for the enterprise 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 decision imperatives designed to identify a range of pending issues that CIOs and senior technology professionals will confront within the typical three-year business planning cycle.

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. IDC helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based decisions on technology purchases and business strategy. More than 1,000 IDC analysts provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. In 2014, IDC celebrates its 50th anniversary of providing strategic insights to help clients achieve their key business objectives. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology media, research, and events company. You can learn more about IDC by visiting www.idc.com. Follow IDC on Twitter at @IDC.

Contacts

IDC
Heather Hargraves, 508-935-4162
Senior Marketing Specialist
hhargraves@idc.com
or
Attune Communications
Sarah Murray, 781-378-2674
Partner
sarah@attunecommunications.com

Release Summary

International Data Corporation today hosted an IDC FutureScape Web conference that provided insight and perspective on long-term industry trends along with new themes that may be on the horizon.

Contacts

IDC
Heather Hargraves, 508-935-4162
Senior Marketing Specialist
hhargraves@idc.com
or
Attune Communications
Sarah Murray, 781-378-2674
Partner
sarah@attunecommunications.com