IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Future of Connectedness 2024 Predictions

Mar 11, 2024, 00:00 AM by Michele Blankemeyer
IDC predictions to inform business decisions that drive positive outcomes for the future

As organizations continue down the path to becoming more agile and connected enterprises, connectivity programs will embrace multicloud networking, cloud connectivity infrastructure and services, unified communications, 5G, and software-defined WAN (SD-WAN) to keep data in motion. Importantly, these programs will continue to improve efficiency and enable data to provide real-time insights to the business.

This comprehensive report by IDC explores the evolving landscape of enterprise connectivity, underscoring the importance of timely data movement to foster seamless digital experiences, thereby enhancing organizational agility and resilience. The study delves into the transformative impact of technological advancements like 5G, fiber, IoT, and cloud services and highlights the dynamic nature of “connectedness.”

Read the report to learn about:

  • Key drivers of change in enterprise connectivity and the impact of AI and cloud connectivity on business flexibility and market adaptability

  • The role of data and network scalability in meeting the rising demands for seamless digital interactions, especially in the context of hybrid work environments and digital experience

  • IDC's 2024 top 10 predictions, focusing on customer experience enhancements, satellite connectivity, the real-world impacts of 5G, the role of generative AI in network strategy, and more

  • Strategic advice for technology buyers, emphasizing the need for long-term planning, robust multi-network access strategies, sustainable connectivity solutions, and considerations for managed connectivity services

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