2019 promises to be a monumental year for cloud technology and adoption. IDC just released a report, IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2019 Predictions, that forecasts 10 predictions for the next 5 years. Along with key drivers that are impacting the upcoming changes, the report offers in-depth explanations about its forecasts and their associated IT impacts, and advice for how to approach them strategically.

 

IDC took into account six primary forces to predict the future of cloud:

 

  • The next chapter of digital transformation (and retrofitting the old into the new)
  • Platforms
  • Turning data into value
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Consumer expectations

 

Here’s an overview of the top 10 predictions:

Source: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2019 Predictions

 

According to IDC, “there will be a dramatically accelerated period of cloud-native digital innovation. Organizations will take advantage of cloud and cloud-based AI, blockchain, and hyperagile application technologies such as containers, functions, microservices app architectures, and API-based integration to drive the innovation at an increasingly fast pace.” The paper discusses how technology buyers can strategize to prepare for the future.

 

Get insights for developing or revising your organization’s cloud strategy. Download IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2019 Predictions to get started.

 

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Cynthia Gutowski

Cyndi Gutowski is a Product Marketing Manager at NetApp where she drives business agility through SolidFire and Element OS. With over 25 years in the storage industry she has held a variety of roles in the lab and as a Product Manager, Tech Marketing Manager, and Strategic Customer Manager for disk, flash, and software only solutions aimed at digital transformation. Prior to joining NetApp, Cyndi was the Technical Product Marketing and Strategic Customer Manager at Oracle responsible for Hybrid Cloud solutions