Today’s IT organisations are divided into two camps: those that thrive by effectively leveraging digital technologies, new business models, and entrepreneurial cultures; and those that are saddled by technical debt, plodding business processes, and lack of a digitally-fueled vision for the future.
To help CIOs and IT executives successfully lead their organizations through accelerating digital transformation, International Data Corporation (IDC) has unveiled its IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2017 Predictions, laying out the 10 most important shifts that will happen in IT organisations over the next 36 months and guiding senior IT executives in the formation of their three-year strategic IT plan.
In a Web conference held today, November 2nd at 11 a.m. EST, IDC analysts Joe Pucciarelli, Serge Findling, and Mike Jennett offered guidance for managing the impact of these ten predictions on IT investment priorities and implementation strategies. To hear a replay of this Web conference or any of the IDC FutureScape Web conferences, please visit:
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IDC’s Worldwide CIO Agenda predictions for 2017 are:
* Prediction 1: By 2019, 40% of IT projects will create new digital services and revenue streams that monetize data.
* Prediction 2: By 2018, 65% of IT organisations will create new customer-facing and ecosystem-facing services to meet the business DX needs.
* Prediction 3: Lack of vision, credibility, or ability to influence will keep 40% of CIOs from attaining leadership roles in enterprise DX by 2017.
* Prediction 4: By 2019, 75% of CIOs will recognise the limitations of traditional IT and embrace a leadership approach that embodies a virtuous cycle of innovation.
* Prediction 5: 40% of CIOs will advance DX initiatives by building organisational linkages with line of business (LOB) technology teams and across IT organizational silos, empowering changes in thinking, culture, and practices by 2018.
* Prediction 6: By 2019, 80% of bimodal IT organisations will accumulate a crippling technical debt resulting in spiralling complexity, costs, and lost credibility.
* Prediction 7: 45% of CIOs will shift primary focus from physical to digital and move away from BPM and optimisation by 2018 to deliver scale, predictability and speed.
* Prediction 8: By 2018, 45% of CIOs will focus on platformisation, using DevOps for rapid development, cost reduction, and enterprise agility.
* Prediction 9: By 2019, 70% of IT organisations will shift their culture to a startup-like work environment by embracing Agile practices and open source communities.
* Prediction 10: By 2017, 80% of CIOs will help drive global risk portfolios that enable adaptive responses to security, compliance, business, or catastrophic threats.
“The message is clear — CIOs have to find a way to reinvent their IT organisations; otherwise, they risk dragging down their businesses or getting replaced by service providers that can accomplish what they can’t,” says Joe Pucciarelli, group vice-president and executive advisor at IDC IT Executive Programs.
“In the new digital economy, CIOs must manage by leading in 3D: forging an IT organisation that can simultaneously innovate, integrate, and incorporate.”