WILLINGTON: International Data Corporation (IDC) today announced its New Zealand information technology (IT) industry predictions for 2018 and beyond
This year’s predictions reflect the maturity and growth of New Zealand’s digital economy, with many organisations accustomed to leveraging powerful digital innovation platforms. Over the next two years IDC expect this will manifest itself in expanding digital developer communities, open innovation ecosystems, hyper-agile application deployment technologies and a much more diverse cloud services world. With 3rd Platform technologies (cloud, mobility, big data and social) now deeply embedded into New Zealand organisations, CIOs and digital leadership teams are now ramping up investment in the digital economy opportunity”, says Louise Francis, Senior Research Manager, IDC New Zealand. ” Digital natives are here and companies must now act like a digital native by investing beyond 3rd platform technologies. It is no longer about piecemeal investment but largescale investment taking advantage of the foundations that have been laid down over the past five years.” will be digitised, with growth in every industry driven by digitally enhanced offerings, operations, and relationships; by 2020, investors will use platform, data value, and customer engagement metrics as valuation factors for all enterprises. By 2020, 60% of all NZ enterprises will have fully articulated an organisation-wide digital transformation (DX) platform strategy, and will be in the process of implementing that strategy as the new IT core for competing in the digital economy enterprises’ spending on cloud services and cloud-enabling hardware, software, and services will more than double to over NZ$2.6 Billion, leveraging the diversifying cloud environment that is 20% at the edge, over 15% specialised compute (non-X86 compute including GPUs, TPUs, FPGAs, and quantum computers), and over 85% multicloud.
AI Everywhere: By 2019, 40% of digital transformation initiatives will use AI services; by 2021, 75% of commercial enterprise apps will use AI, over 75% of consumers will interact with customer support bots, and over 50% of new industrial robots will leverage All enterprise apps will shift toward hyper-agile architectures, with 90% of application development on cloud platforms (PaaS) using microservices and cloud functions (e.g., AWS Lambda and Azure Functions) and over 95% of new microservices deployed in containers human-digital interfaces will diversify, as 20% of field service techs and 20% of info workers use augmented reality, nearly 30% of new mobile apps use voice as a primary interface, and nearly 40% of the consumer-facing NZX50 use biometric sensors to personalise experiences.