Top 10 predictions for future of digital infrastructure: IDC

Research firm IDC has revealed top 10 predictions for the Future of Digital Infrastructure.
Lenovo Yoga 7i laptopPrediction 1: By 2026, 65 percent of tech buyers will prioritize as-a-service consumption models for infrastructure purchases to help restrain IT spending growth and fill ITOps talent gaps.

Prediction 2: By 2026, 65 percent of IT organizations will only purchase infrastructure solutions that incorporate predictive cyber-resiliency mechanisms proven to reduce post-cyberintrusion recovery efforts.

Prediction 3: By 2027, AI-enabled automation will ensure consistent digital infrastructure configuration, performance, cost, and security by reducing the need for human operations intervention by 70 percent and improving SLOs.

Prediction 4: By 2023, amid ongoing IT supply chain disruptions, 80 percent of G5000 infrastructure customers will adopt proactive multi-sourcing strategies to protect themselves against future IT supply risks.

Prediction 5: By 2024, 40 percent of digital business apps will depend on contractually guaranteed cross-provider data transfer and operational/financial data sharing agreements between public clouds and on-prem tech partners.

Prediction 6: By 2026, 95 percent of companies will invest in fit-for-purpose, heterogeneous compute technologies that deliver faster insights from complex data sets to drive differentiated business outcomes.

Prediction 7: By 2025, 70 percent of the G2000 will prioritize the trusted infrastructure of sovereign clouds to ensure consistent security and local/regional regulatory compliance for specific sensitive workloads and data.

Prediction 8: By 2025, to ensure data and workflow integrations spanning distributed clouds and edge environments, 50 percent of enterprises will deploy multicloud networking, bringing consistency and simplicity to NetOps.

Prediction 9: By 2027, the need for faster, higher-quality data-driven decisions will cause 80 percent of G2000 CIOs to mandate companywide data logistics strategies for data management, protection, and integration.

Prediction 10: By 2024, due to economic pressures, 50 percent of G2000 will prioritize infrastructure vendor selections based on tech partner ecosystems that offer cost savings provided by preferred pricing and support deals.