IDC Indonesia has announced technology predictions at a briefing, highlighting digital transformation will reach the macroeconomic scale in the next 2 to 3 years. The "DX Economy," as the research group puts it, is something enterprises should prepare for as it will reshape global economy.

IDC research manager Mevira Munindra advises enterprises to strategise their relevancy to stay afloat in the next 10 years. "Essentially, to succeed, Indonesian enterprises must begin to think of the relevancy of their business in 10 years, and how they should react in the face of disruptive forces," she said.

Munindra also revealed top predictions for this year and beyond, forecasted to make the biggest impact to organisations in Indonesia. We've arranged it for you in chronological order:

  • By 2017, 90% of Indonesian cities will fail to take full advantage of smart city data and digital assets due to a lack of process, project management, and change management skills.

  • By 2018, lack of vision, credibility, or ability to influence will keep 80% of IT executives from attaining leadership roles in enterprise DX.

  • By 2018, online brand ambassadors and social media influencers will have more marketing power than traditional digital advertising, yet this will subside through 2019 and in years to follow.

  • By 2019, 50% of IT organisations will create new customer-facing and ecosystem-facing services to meet the business DX needs.

  • By 2019, digital transformation investments will double, drawing funds away from store capital and profoundly changing the retail industry.

  • By 2019, only 30% of manufacturers investing in digital transformation will be able to maximise the outcome; the rest are held back by outdated business models and technology.

  • By 2019, cloud adoption will reduce infrastructure spending by 25% among top-tier banks.

  • By 2019, 20% of local and regional governments will use internet-of-things (IoT) to turn infrastructure like roads, street lights, and traffic signals into assets instead of liabilities.

  • By 2020, Indonesian firms will use open innovation to allocate expertise to 15% of new projects, aiming to increase new product introduction success rates by over 50%.

  • By 2020, nearly 20% of operational processes will be self-healing and self-learning — minimising the need for human intervention or adjustments.