PRESS RELEASE – Didcot, Jan 8, 2018
Siri, Alexa, Watson – what can I do now you’ve put me out of work?
ITCandor has published its 10 predictions for 2018 – its 9th continuous year and a process that includes a self-assessment of its accuracy each year. Over 2,000 people have already read them online since publication on Jan 1st.
2018 Highlights include:
- The year will see increasing social unrest as white and blue collar employees are made redundant by robots and computer-based automation
- AWS will replace Cisco as the world’s largest supplier of IT infrastructure to enterprise customers
- Oracle will make strong headway as an enterprise IT supplier due its offerings meeting new market demands
- Cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) will see the strongest growth in demand demoting HPE and other suppliers who have chosen not to provide them
- ITC demand in EMEA will be lower than in the Americas and Asia Pacific partially due to a lack of major vendor support by the EU
- The will be major clashes between governments and the largest ITC suppliers over data protection, stateless finance and tax affairs
‘The market will grow, new nationalism will continue to disrupt normal spending patterns, cloud will outgrow everything else, vendor consolidation will continue as product areas commoditise, spending growth in EMEA will be behind the other continents… all developments of earlier trends. The big issue to emerge in 2018 will be the realisation that AI, machine learning and automation are moving too fast to maintain full employment. Governments around the world will find it increasingly difficult to handle the consequences, putting them at loggerheads with the largest ITC suppliers.’ – Martin Hingley, ITCandor
We make these predictions each year to stimulate a debate about the status of the ITC industry and to help business planners address issues that might otherwise come at them from left field. We particularly enjoy discussion the underlying issues and forecasts with leading execs, especially if they disagree some or all of them – so contact us to book a meeting.
What others are saying about the predictions:
‘I hope @mHingley is wrong on this one. The problem is ….he’s usually right’,
‘Going against the conventional #cloud wisdom. An interesting prediction from ITCandor’s @mhingley’ – (via Twitter)
‘Bonne année Martin! Thank you for sharing again your predictions for the ICT industry. Great read!’ – (via LinkedIn)
To read these predictions in full and/or download them as a presentation or document visit http://www.itcandor.com/2018-prediction-intro/
To contact ITCandor please email: [email protected]