10 Predictions for How the Tech Industry Will Change in 2019 and Beyond

10 predictions for tech industry in 2019

IDC says AI, public cloud, microservices, and massive growth in the developer population will impact IT and business leaders as they undergo digital transformation.

By 2023, nearly every enterprise will act like a digital native, as the digitized global economy continues to expand, according to a Tuesday report from the International Data Corporation (IDC). The organization set out to make 10 predictions for the IT landscape moving into 2019 and beyond, as IT and business leaders continue to undergo digital transformation.

Organizations are being rebuilt around 3rd Platform technologies like cloud, mobile, big data analytics, and social media, and are further enabled by “innovation accelerators” such as the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI), and augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), the report found. While many organizations are well on their way to transforming using these technologies, the next chapter of innovation will require companies to expand their digital reach, improve intelligence, increase app and service development, and meet increasing customer expectations and security needs.

“As industries – and the global economy – rapidly realign and consolidate around digital innovation, CXOs must race to reinvent their organizations for the fast-paced multiplied innovation world,” Frank Gens, senior vice president and chief analyst at IDC, said in a press release. “This means reinventing IT around a distributed cloud infrastructure, public cloud software stacks, agile and cloud-native app development and deployment, AI as the new user interface, and new, pervasive approaches to security and trust at scale.”

Here are IDC’s top 10 worldwide IT industry predictions, according to the report:

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Written by Alison DeNisco Rayome


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