FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--International Data Corporation (IDC) recently held the IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Government 2015 Predictions Web conference, which highlighted predictions based on a new IDC FutureScape report. Featuring IDC Government Insights analysts Alison Brooks, Ph.D., Mukesh Chulani, Massimiliano Claps, Ruthbea Yesner Clarke, Baogui Ding, Shawn McCarthy, Adelaide O'Brien, Gerald Wang, Alan Webber, and Mark Yates, the session provided organizations with insight and perspective on long-term industry trends along with new themes that may be on the horizon. The Predictions Web conference 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 the Web conference is available at: http://bit.ly/1qwKYST.
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The predictions from the IDC FutureScape for Government are:
1. Competing to build innovative and sustainable Smart Cities, local government will drive more than 25% of government spending to deploy and realize the business value of Internet of Things (IoT) by 2018.
2. To optimize decision making, 50% of big data and analytics (BDA) investment will focus on citizen service, public health, Smart Cities, and reducing fraud, waste, and abuse by 2020.
3. By 2020, more than 50% of government agencies with direct citizen engagement missions will direct at least 25% of their programmatic budget to 3rd Platform technologies and IoT.
4. Natural hazards will, by 2018, drive 20% of governments involved in emergency response to invest in predictive IT solutions to prevent, manage, and mitigate damage and loss.
5. Crime, terrorism, and cyber threats will compel national governments to allocate 15% of IT and programmatic budgets to institutionalized BDA and threat intelligence by 2017.
6. Only 5% of governments recognize the emergence of data as a strategic asset – current standardization of organizational compliance risk management is alarmingly lacking.
7. Facilitated by cloud and the cognitive applications of big data, 50% of governments globally will invest in collaborative systems for collective knowledge initiatives by 2017.
8. By 2020, 40% of government employees will use multiple form factors on a daily basis, including but not limited to smartphones, tablets, notebooks/hybrid devices, and wearables.
9. By 2018, cross-governmental initiatives will be further streamlined and optimized by 25% growth in collaborative sourcing for government clouds.
10. In 2020, about 10% of physical asset-intensive government departments will invest in predictive maintenance enabled by the intersection of big data, Internet of Things (IoT), mobile, and cloud.
"IDC believes that several external drivers — political, economic, social, environmental, legal, and business related — are reaching crucial tipping points and have the potential to dramatically alter the ecosystem of multiple industries globally, including governments in 2015 and beyond," said Shawn McCarthy, Research Director with IDC Government Insights.
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.
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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 FutureScape reports 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 Government Insights
IDC Government Insights assists government policy, program, and IT leaders, as well as the suppliers who serve them, in making more effective technology decisions by providing accurate, timely, and insightful fact-based research and consulting services. Staffed by senior analysts with decades of government and IT industry experience, our global research analyzes and advises on business and technology issues facing the Federal/Central and local/provincial Governments. International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology market. IDC is a subsidiary of IDG, the world's leading technology, media, research, and events company. For more information, please visit www.idc-gi.com, email email@example.com, or call 703-485-8300. Visit the IDC Government Insights Community at http://idc-community.com/government.