- Inaugural report on new megatrend
- 12-month research initiative across 21 metros
- Implications driving data-centric architecture
Macro Trends Amplifying Data Gravity
Enterprise Data Stewardship
The enterprise is fast becoming the world’s data steward
By 2025, 80% of data worldwide will reside in enterprises
Increases the volume of data that needs to be aggregated and stored1
Mergers & Acquisitions
Globalization is driving corporate M&A to achieve scale
M&A Volumes are expected to return to pre-Covid levels in 2021
Increases # of data sources participating in data exchange2
Increasing digitization of enterprise workflows
Digitally-enabled interactions rank 2x greater importance vs physical interactions
Increases enterprise data exchange volumes globally3
Expanding legal and regulatory policies requiring local data storage
By 2022, 87% of IT leaders will maintain local copies of customer and transaction data for compliance
Increases # of enterprise locations of data aggregation4
Integration of physical and digital security systems to improve enterprise cybersecurity
By 2023, 70% of security products will integrate IT-OT-IOT systems
Increases types and volumes of data creation & exchange5
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1 IDC #US44413318, Data Age 2025, The Digitization of the World From Edge to Core, November 2018
2 Goldman Sachs, BRIEFINGS Newsletter June 16, 2020
3 McKinsey, B2B Decision Maker Pulse Survey, April 2020
4 451 Research , Infrastructure Imperative - IT Leader Survey, November 2019
5 Gartner, Emerging Technology Analysis- Cyber-Physical Security. ID: G00726994