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IDC FutureScape Figure

Figure: IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Enterprise Network Infrastructure 2020 Top 10 Predictions

Executive Summary

IDC FutureScape Predictions

Summary of External Drivers

Predictions: Impact on Technology Buyers

Prediction 1: By 2023, 60% of Enterprises Will Look for Integrated Solutions with Advanced Security Features, Embedding Automation and Intelligence Tools to Optimize and Secure Their Core and Edge Network

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 2: Cloud, DevOps, and the Need for Intelligent Automation Radically Transform Network Operations, Forcing 70% of IT Departments to Rethink Roles and Staffing of Network Operations Teams by 2022

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 3: Service Meshes and Application Layer Network and Security Services, Integral to Elasticity and Scale of Modern Applications, Will Be Deployed in More than 70% of Cloud-Native Environments by 2023

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Guidance

Prediction 4: By 2022, More than 60% of New Enterprise Networking Deployments Across the WLAN, SD-WAN, and UC Markets Will Be Cloud Managed, Bringing the Cloud-Hosted Enterprise Networking Market to over $18 Billion

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IT Impact

Guidance

IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 5: By 2023, More than 60% of Large Enterprises Will Adopt Multicloud SDN for Operational Simplicity and Consistent Network and Security Policies Across Hybrid IT Environments

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 6: Over 60% of Large Enterprises Worldwide Will Rely on Advanced AI Capabilities to Automate at Least One Part of Their Enterprise Network by 2024

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Prediction 7: As the Enterprise Edge Is Re-Architected, the Worldwide SD-WAN Infrastructure Market Will Grow at a CAGR of 30% to Exceed $5 Billion by 2023

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Prediction 8: By 2022, Nearly 40% of Enterprises Worldwide Will Leverage Cellular Connectivity, Including LTE and/or 5G, in the Campus Environment to Support Network Traffic Growth from New Sites and Applications

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Prediction 9: By 2021, UC and Collaboration Apps ($14 Billion in Spending) Supporting Cognitive Capabilities Such as NLP, Facial Recognition, or Real-Time Transcriptions Will Be Deployed in at Least 25% of Enterprises

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IT Impact

Guidance

Prediction 10: Driven by the Continued Need for Ubiquitous Indoor and Outdoor Wireless Connectivity, More than 50% of Worldwide Enterprises Will Have Converged Management of 5G and Wi-Fi 6 by 2025

Associated Drivers

IT Impact

Guidance

Advice for Technology Buyers

Rise of the Cloud

Software-Defined Networking

Centralized, Integrated, and Automated Management

External Drivers: Detail

The Age of Innovation: Multiplied Innovation Drives the Future of the Enterprise

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Sense, Compute, Act: Maximizing Data Value

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Intelligence Everywhere: AI's Opportunity and Implications

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Rising Customer Expectations: More Convenience, Customization, and Control

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Growth of Hybrid Cloud and Multicloud: Support for Distributed Apps

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Hyperscalers Shaping the IT Agenda: Spread of Hyperscale Innovations and Best Practices

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Enabling Business at the Edge: Evolving Branch and IoT Needs

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