This Vendor Spotlight examines how Sinequa leverages artificial intelligence and cognitive computing–based analytics to meet the immediate needs of companies that are looking to address complex problems with easy-to-use, powerful solutions featuring simplified interfaces that do not require subject matter experts and data scientists.
This white paper explores the connection between enterprise digital transformation and the necessary restructuring that results in the supply chain.
IBM Watson Education seeks to transform education worldwide through cognitive capabilities. The primary goal is to enable educators to personalize learning in their classrooms and ultimately improve learner outcomes for every type of student.
IBM contracted IDC to independently assess how its newest cognitive solutions are reshaping the classrooms and experiences at Coppell ISD in Texas. IDC will collect insights from Coppell ISD educators in two phases to document the transformation brought about by the use of IBM Watson Education solutions.
This Analyst Connection answers key questions related to total workforce management which is the practice of considering varied worker types (such as full- and part-time employees, workers on formal contracts for defined time periods or projects, freelance workers on no set timeline, workers assigned by third parties to support onsite facilities, employees of outsourcing service providers, and more) as part of an organization's total talent ecosystem.
This infographic highlights how Government views data and analytics.
The content for this excerpt was taken directly from IDC Innovators: Talent Discovery, 2017 (Doc #US42224917). As key practices in recruitment marketing continue to evolve, leading solution providers in talent discovery are rapidly innovating to deliver tools to effectively prospect and pipeline potential candidates that are both powerful and easy to use.
This Technology Spotlight discusses the importance of Smart City platforms as a key mechanism to integrate smart technologies, enable the rapid delivery of new applications, and create a connected Smart City ecosystem.
IDC conducted interviews with 10 school systems located worldwide that are using Chromebooks to support teaching and learning. This Business Value Snapshot Highlights the findings of this research.
IDC conducted interviews with 10 school systems located worldwide that are using
Chromebooks to support teaching and learning. This Business Value paper documents the findings of this research.
This IDC Financial Insights study presents a vendor assessment of the North American 2017 mobile banking and payments market through the IDC MarketScape model. This Excerpt features Kony.
This video discusses new applications for SMS.
IDC recently completed a new global research study with Axway that reveals a new technology trend in large
enterprises called “customer experience networks” (CX networks). The
This infographic highlights key areas around howAll-Flash Arrays (AFAs) are best suited to support the increasingly stringent requirements of business-critical applications.
Market and Buyer Education provides vendor sales professionals with a deep understanding of the markets into which they sell and the buyers to whom they must speak.
This infographic highlights data and approach for how tablets can help your digital transformation journey
Cisco and IDC partnered to understand the current and future market with respect to Digital Transformation
(DX) adoption and network maturity. This IDC InfoBrief aims to summarize the results of this study and will help you take a forward step toward realizing your organization’s DX objectives.
The Customer Spotlight features an overview of Mercy Healthcare's implementation of Airwatch mobile device management (MDM) from VMware.
The rapid expansion of enterprise mobility has ushered in a transformational form of "on-demand"
computing but has also tasked organizations and IT departments with a growing and complex set of
associated challenges. This Analyst Connections answers questions related to these challenges.
Hospitality enterprises require wired and wireless networks that can readily accommodate a litany of growing demands. Travelers expect seamless connectivity to multiple devices that support both work and leisure. The hospitality industry tackles these challenges in the face of unique facility considerations and disparate points of organizational decision making.
This InfoBrief highlights findings from an IDC Business Value Study about Mobile Intelligence by QuintilesIMS.
This InfoBrief highlights how small and midsize businesses worldwide are using cloud computing for cost-effective competitive benefits.
This Business Value Snapshot highlights findings from the IDC White Paper: Enabling the Business Through Cost-Effective Scalability with Amazon EC2 Spot Instances.
IDC interviewed seven organizations to understand how they are using Spot Instances to support their business operations. These AWS customers reported that they have taken advantage of access to very cost-effective and scalable compute resources to grow their business and create more innovative IT operations.
This Snapshot highlights the findings from the ROI Summary for Azure SQL Database Database-as-a-Service (DaaS) Business Value study.
A tool for salespeople to use with prospects/customers, Sales Workbooks bring IDC analyst insights into the selling process. These documents allow buyers to review and evaluate their needs and the implications of a specific technology/solution.
Market and Buyer Education provides vendor sales professionals with a deep understanding of the markets into which they sell and the buyers to whom they must speak.
Market and Buyer Education provides vendor sales professionals with a deep understanding of the markets into which they sell and the buyers to whom they must speak.
This Buyer Conversation Guide covers the Print Marketplace. It was developed as a sample of what is possible and can be customized to the specific needs of IDC clients.
This IDC Health Insights White Paper is sponsored by Commvault and examines the need for a robust health data management platform that manages both clinical data and business data across the enterprise.
DC conducted a worldwide survey of Veeam customers, sponsored by Veeam, to measure the business results that Veeam's customers had achieved in using the Veeam product. The emphasis of the survey was on the "before" and "after" results of implementing Veeam, using definable metrics wherever possible.
This Business Value study and White Paper present an overview of The Business Value of SAP ASE Database Solutions.
The application of digital technology will fundamentally impact the business and clinical processes of healthcare and life sciences organizations. DX has become the source of innovation and creativity for new business and care delivery models, enhanced experiences, and improved financial performance.
One of Milestone's customers is a social networking company that has branched out into a number of ancillary businesses. The company has a high level of contingent contract workers. Milestone has played an important role in the social networking company's IT operations.
Organizations pursuing the "Connected Mainframe" strategy are engaged in two broad sets of initiatives -modernization and integration to drive innovation and business growth. This Infographic highlights findings from a recent IDC Business Value study.
This paper examines the emergence of DNS-based data exfiltration as a growing mechanism for extracting valuable or sensitive personal data from vulnerable organizations.
This InfoBrief discusses how SMBs can bring their firms to the next level of business performance using digital transformation.
This Customer Spotlight highlights a successful transition to an enterprise medication management system using Pyxis Enterprise Solution from BD CareFusion.
This blog discusses the rise of IoT and the connection and implications for customer experience.
Many organizations feel like attackers have the upper hand. Statistics continue to pour in showing that successful breaches are still occurring with increased frequency even though security spending continues to increase.
IDC interviewed senior IT staff responsible for device and network security operations at seven organizations that have deployed ForeScout’s security solution to understand the impact on their ability to control and secure their network environments.
This video highlights key imperatives that consumer product companies must embrace to become more customer-centric.
New networking architectures and paradigms such as cloud and software-defined
networking (SDN) are key lynchpins in providing new tools and capabilities to meet the
challenges of digital transformation. To understand the impact that early DNA deployments are having on networking and business operations, IDC interviewed eight organizations using Cisco DNA solutions.
This Q&A document discusses how organizations are investing in security solutions that provide additional protection over sensitive data and increase visibility into network traffic and endpoint activity. According to IDC research, 60% of organizations surveyed indicated that modern endpoint and network security products such as sandboxes are either a high priority or an extremely high priority over the next 12 months.
This Snapshot highlights findings ROI Summary for Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture from a Business Value study.
Focus on consumer will drive the digital transformation of the supply chain to meet market demand and expectations.
This IDC Customer Spotlight discusses how Liquid Web enhanced its overall security profile by partnering with Corero Network Security. Corero
This IDC Technology Spotlight looks at the role of Riverbed in accelerating digital transformation by addressing the new requirements for a cloud-ready enterprise.
Robert Mahowald, Group Vice President at IDC and leader of the IDC's Worldwide Applications and Cloud Services practices, introduces the new 'services economy' and discusses critical elements to seek in your cloud ERP system to support fast-changing business models.
Daniels Health recently integrated Salesforce with Adobe Sign, an Adobe Document Cloud solution, to enable sales reps to send electronic service contracts to customers. Electronic signing lets busy doctors review, sign, and return contracts at their convenience, which has dramatically boosted turnaround time and renewal rates. The following questions were posed by Bob Parker to Scott Goodwin, global CIO of Daniels Health, on behalf of Adobe.
The competitive strengths of the past — corporate size and history, brand strength, and market leadership — have given way to a “new order” where agility, technology savvy, innovation underpinned by creative skills, and acumen with big data, analytics, and design thinking rule the day.
This IDC white paper discusses the key role that software-defined infrastructures will play in bridging the transition from the older, client/server–based infrastructure and applications model to the new 3rd Platform computing–based infrastructure that is dominating IT today.
This white paper describes the value of deploying secure ruggedized mobile devices in retail enterprises.
Digital transformation (DX) is the driving force behind new initiatives in financial services worldwide. However, a recent IDC survey found that fewer than 5% of institutions have started or completed a
digital transformation strategy. One of the 3rd Platform technologies that form the basis of DX is mobility. This Market Spotlight explores the issues of mobility in financial services in the larger DX context.
This white paper highlights survey findings regarding customer sentiment around mobile banking. It also discusses the constant battle of balancing act between meeting the customer's expectations and securing self-service solutions.
DC Retail Insights strongly believes that the new rules of retail put the industry on a wholly new playing field replete with new business models and competitors; informed, empowered, and connected customers; and continually emerging and interweaving channels.
This blog post discusses the need for a managed print and document services strategy.
An "IDC Innovators" document recognizes emerging vendors chosen by an IDC analyst because they offer an innovative new technology or a groundbreaking business model, or both, and were approved by the IDC Innovators Review Panel.
This IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Verizon, is intended to help organizations accelerate digital transformation initiatives with benchmarks and guidance based on the world’s most current and comprehensive survey of digital leaders in action.
Though the notion of the "perfect order" is unachievable in practice, it is a conceptually worthwhile goal for companies aspiring to best-in-class service performance. The capabilities to closely align all functions within the supply chain, in terms of both product and information movement, will enable consistent and repeatable improvements in service levels, driving both sales and profit growth.
IDC interviewed five public sector organizations using Microsoft Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) to understand how it helps them serve their employees and constituents more effectively and efficiently.
This white paper discusses the key trends driving Smart City growth and the business case for Smart Cities and provides three Hitachi Insight Group (Hitachi) customer case studies to concretely demonstrate how technology projects are helping cities and their stakeholders.
This IDC white paper presents research that forecasts the skills and competencies that will be most in demand around the world by 2024. Many of these are "soft" skills that are in demand in nearly all occupations, but these skills will be in particular demand in jobs that are forecast both to enjoy high
growth and to be well above the median in salary potential.
Television advertising has many strengths that other forms of advertising cannot rival. Despite being typecast as traditional advertising, TV continues to rise to the challenge with its unmatched audience reach. No other medium, including digital, is able to reach as many people at the same time as television. IDC
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the 2016 business analytics consulting and systems integration (C&SI) services market through the IDC MarketScape model. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help anticipate its ascendancy.
This Analyst Connetion discusses some of the key concerns around security in the age of an increasingly mobile and connected digital world.
This IDC Health Insights white paper looks at the digital transformation of healthcare providers enabled through enterprise content management (ECM) and business process management (BPM).
Digital transformation is a competitive advantage for retailers, driving innovation and new sources of revenue. This infographic highlights keys to success and opportunities for transformation.
The purpose of this IDC MaturityScape is to assist senior IT leaders in assessing the current state of their hybrid cloud management processes, governance models, technologies, and skills in order to identify gaps and create a road map for better aligning the organization's management model and tools with the emerging needs of complex, dynamic self-service hybrid cloud environments.
Cloud services are becoming an increasingly mainstream IT and application delivery model. Businesses now look to multitenant clouds (alone or in conjunction with other types of third-party IT) to deliver a wide range of benefits, including infrastructure scalability, improved business agility, and lower total cost of ownership.
Digital transformation isn’t simply applying the next generation of technology to existing processes. It is a business strategy where technology enables innovation and creativity that deliver new and better customer experiences. And this strategy is led from the board room and business leadership, not the data center.
All-flash arrays (AFAs) are transforming enterprise storage not only with their performance but also with
their ability to enable both IT infrastructure and business transformation. This paper presents the finding of a business value study conducted with seven SolidFire customers.
Cyberthreats are intensifying with healthcare organizations facing thousands of attacks on a daily basis. Hundreds of them are potentially dangerous, and at least ten are so severe the CISO should call in law enforcement.
This Vendor Spotlight examines the importance of continuous application assessment for identifying security vulnerabilities. It also discusses how WhiteHat Security can help healthcare organizations improve their security and risk posture.
The 3rd Platform is the next evolution of IT, surpassing the 2nd Platform of the Internet and client-server computing and the 1st Platform of mainframe computing.
This document challenges the traditional role and purpose of a manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution and discusses the benefits that a well-executed MOM solution can yield.
Eric Sheppard, Research Director, Storage Software at IDC, provides an overview of how SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure is driving IT operational efficiency and how SimpliVity’s customers are benefitting.
In this video excerpt, Eric Burgener, Research Director for Enterprise Storage at IDC discusses the recent document titled "IDC MarketScape: Worldwide All-Flash Array 2015-2016 Vendor Assessment" and profiles HPE 3PAR All-Flash.
This IDC Technology Spotlight examines the impact of the mobile computing landscape on today's workforce.
As the threats and risks from cybercriminals, terrorists, gangs, nation-states, and others continue to grow and evolve, national security and public safety officials face one of the most difficult challenges in government right now to keep citizens, cities, and nations safe. Often that means understanding global cultural, social, and technological trends and adopting technologies that help reduce the threats and consequences associated with these trends.
This paper discusses hyperconverged datacenter environments and where Lenovo fits in this picture.
Laura DuBois, VP of Storage at IDC Research discusses trends in next generation applications, the migration to software-defined storage to support them, and the advantages of IBM Spectrum Storage Suite.
This iView discusses "next Gen" payment services. A next-generation payment services hub is an infrastructure built on service oriented architecture that shares common components to support a variety of payment types and the processes that make them work, from approval to messaging to settlement.
An IT organization's ability to become competent in 3rd Platform (social, mobile, analytics and cloud) is constrained by a talent pool that is growing too slowly to meet business demand and too concentrated geographically for many enterprises to access. In 2013, IDC surveyed CIOs about the skills they'd need to support enterprise strategies until 2018.
This Market Spotlight examines how hyperconverged systems are bridging the gap between feature-rich traditional integrated infrastructure used by enterprises and scale-out infrastructure found within 3rd Platform, hyperscale datacenters. The paper also offers guidance for buyers of hyperconverged systems.
Driven by the needs of 3rd Platform computing, storage requirements are continuing to evolve. It is clear that newer, more flash-optimized storage architectures will quickly take over from legacy platforms that were originally designed only around HDDs,
Analyst looks at several examples of the transformational nature of information from traditional to digital approaches enabling work done in new ways across the organization.
This Customer Spotlight discuss an implementation of Egnyte solutions by National Financial Partners.
The implementation of Egnyte was a core component of NFP's IT centralization strategy, and the outcome has positively impacted the company's cost structure, business performance, and employee productivity.
This white paper discusses current developments that highlight the need for a purpose-built architecture designed to deliver "big data performance at scale."
Many organizations understand the value of optimizing its print and document infrastructure in order to achieve greater efficiencies and cost savings, increase security and better meet your regulatory/compliance and environmental/sustainability objectives. This iView discusses the current trends and steps to discuss with your print and document mangement provider.
This Vendor Spotlight examines the changing storage market, including the commoditization of general-purpose storage and the open source storage stack. It also looks at the evolution of Red Hat as a provider of storage software solutions and the company's role in ushering in a new era of open software-defined storage.
This IDC Technology Spotlight addresses how new antimalware approaches are required to combat malware variants, and discusses a behavior-based approach to malware detection offered by Stormshield.
As retailers digitally transform their businesses, several technologies are forming the new fabric of store infrastructure, enabling real-time interactions with products, people, and processes. These technologies, described by IDC as the 3rd Platform and 3rd Platform accelerators, include mobile, big data, social, cloud, and the IoT.
This Technology Spotlight explores these trends and the role that Pricer (a well-established vendor specializing in electronic shelf label [ESL] solutions) plays with technology that trilaterates product position for an improved "measured" shelf position.
As companies increasingly look to transform their businesses with mobility, they need to consider the core management and security infrastructure that will enable these services. This Technology Spotlight examines the important role played by enterprise mobility management (EMM) technology in managing the security challenge posed by the combination of mobile devices and cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps.
Big Data and analytics (BDA) is often a response to change in business environments. Internal organizational changes and external market changes both mean that management need greater transparency into cause and effect, and ask for better information and analytics. IDC asked the survey respondents to indicate three drivers that were forcing their businesses to change and evolve.
This Technology Spotlight examines issues around security and the undergoing transformation from negative to positive and from obstructionist to an enablementand role. It also highlights how Thycotic solutions play in addressing associated challenges.
This iView highlights 5 main bussiness model shifts from you digital transformation journey and discusses practical examples and recommendations to help with your strategy to effectively monetize digital transformation
This current rate of acceleration (driven by the 3rd Platform) presents the CIO with a seemingly impossible challenge. And to keep up, internal IT departments must shift their focus to the delivery of services managed through SLAs. Some services will be built internally, while many others will be acquired from 3rd Platform providers.
The 3rd Platform disruption — cloud, mobility, Big Data/analytics, and social business — increases pressure on most businesses to transform. While IT organizations have worked hard over the years to learn how to cope with changes, the current rate of acceleration and the order-of-magnitude increases in every measure of volume present the CIO with a seemingly impossible challenge.
Information technology (IT) is still in transition as cloud, mobility, social business, and analytics reshape the way businesses and people use technology. With the industry changing, enterprises will need to invest wisely in order to meet business objectives and stay on an equal footing with the dedicated and organized army of attackers targeting businesses, government entities, and individuals.
This InfoBrief disusses the need for IT departments to be open to adopting new and more flexible approaches to IT service delivery to help the business not just grow but to thrive in this age of the digital economy driven by the 3rd Platform of IT innovation.
This video highlights the strategic importance of digital transformation within the communications and media intdusty to meet customer needs.
The way enterprises work, communicate, and collaborate with co-workers, customers, partners, and suppliers is undergoing a rapid and dramatic transformation. This iView provides recent research findings and an overview of this transformation from 2nd to 3rd platform environments.
This InfoBrief highlights findings from a study designed to understand current archiving strategies and processes, the business value of data archives and satisfaction with access to archived information.
With the advent of the 3rd Platform, the evolution toward cloud-based IT is not an either-or
proposition. Hybrid cloud is a viable option for any organization looking to leverage, rather than
replace or abandon, existing internal IT frameworks.
Today’s businesses are facing many challenges as technology innovation continues to transform how and where business is conducted. One of the biggest challenges organizations face is technology integration within business workflows.
The manufacturing industry is on the threshold of a massive structural shift. This InfoBrief looks at the transformation taking place and the benefits to be realized in the manufacturing industry.
This video highlights the drivers and growth for client virtualization in supporting digital trasformation and the trend toward more devices, applications, and operating environments entering todays organizations.
The 3rd Platform is causing businesses to rethink their entire IT infrastructure as a result of the steep growth in worldwide numbers of Internet of Things (IoT) systems and mobile devices with which end users drive increased data analytics and transactions on back-end systems.
This infographic provides key factors about managing large capital projects in oil and gas.
The "people dimension" of digital transformation means that human resources (HR) organizations need to actively participate in contributing to better business outcomes through improved workforce visibility and effectiveness. Only with effective management and deployment of the enterprise's workforce resources can HR contribute directly to achieving positive business results.
IDC conducted a global survey of 100 director-level and above executives from IT and lines of business in US hospitals with 500 or more employees. This was backed up by 12 in-depth interviews with line of business and IT executives from companies with a high level of information mobility.
The goals: understand the business benefits of information mobility and the current state of information mobility across hospitals; learn what sets the most information-mobility mature hospitals apart from other hospitals.
This infographic highlights drivers and benefits of mobing to cloud.
Mobility and IoT (Internet of things) will continue to drive growth and innovation across all industries
that depend on IT resources. The need for remote support of those devices that drive mobility and the
IoT within both the enterprise and the small and medium-sized business workplace is greater than it
has ever been.
This InfoBrief highlights top technologies that are expected to drive SMB growth in the next two years. Research findings outline the benefits, concerns, and strategeies SMBs plan to employ to leverage cloud adoption.
Every enterprise, large or small, will be affected by the "people dimension" of digital business transformation. Innovative and disruptive technologies (cloud, mobility, big data and analytics, and social workflow) are creating new opportunities to support and accelerate this transformation.
The video discusses the top drivers of IoT in manufacturing.
This infographic highlights the 3rd platform and subscription models.
Mobile devices have brought advancements to virtually all aspects of modern life and have had transformative effects on businesses spanning all industries. However, the positive business effects that can be brought about by mobility and "going digital" are not enjoyed as frequently within small and midsize businesses (SMBs) as they are within larger organizations.
This infographic highlights key trends and deivers for retailer engagement with digital customers.
Cloud computing and other pillars of the 3rd Platform (Big Data, mobility, and social business) are driving profound change in datacenter networking and application delivery.
Cloud adoption is growing. A recent IDC survey revealed that fully 68% of organizations had some form of cloud strategy (public or private). A very broad range of workloads are migrating to the cloud – 30% or more of organizations have already migrated, or have plans to migrate literally every workload we asked about to the cloud. But despite this level of adoption, most organizations are still working to improve their cloud strategies.
Manufacturers are increasingly turning to technology to support the demand for better customer engagement. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected products holds promise for delivering enhanced, value-added customer services. However, today, many manufacturers must find ways to offer services for products that aren't yet "connected."
This Customer Spotlight highlights the challenges, solutions and benefits the Four Seasons achieved with Workday's solutions to manage its talent acquisition and management process and related data.
This Cusotmer Spotlight discusses the needs of Aria for a population health services and technology partner to transition from a fee-for-service business model to a value-based business model and the solution provided by Lumeris' Consulting Services and Accountable Delivery System Platform.
RingCentral needed to solve configuration management problems for rapid delivery of changes and quality for complex Hadoop big data analytics and other systems on which the company's phone and communications business depends. Solution: The company selected Qubell Inc. and its autonomic application management platform.
This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the learning capabilities offered as part of an integrated talent management solution through the IDC MarketScape model. This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that explain a vendor's success in the marketplace and help anticipate its ascendancy.
This IDC MarketScape represents a vendor assessment of 12 vendors that provide private cloud IaaS to the U.S. federal government.
This IDC MarketScape covers a variety of vendors participating in the worldwide datacenter transformation consulting and implementation services market. A significant component of this evaluation is the inclusion of buyers' perceptions of both the key characteristics and the capabilities of these providers.
This study examines the market transition from a focus on standalone solutions to a situation where social workflow is becoming embedded across enterprise systems as well as productivity applications. It also examines how it impacts the ability of leading vendors to increase their market share.
Using the IDC MarketScape model, IDC compared 19 organizations that provide mobile application development and testing (mADT) services with organizations with 1,000+ employees. IDC learned that the providers all possess deep capabilities to serve a variety of client needs for mobile application development and testing.
This snapshot provides key findings from the HP Networking Portfolio: Delivering ROI and Value from Edge to Core business value study.
Buyers certainly face complex choices in selecting a vendor with which to partner. However, despite these complexities in vendor selection, buyers purchasing MSS have plenty of options.
By 2020 the digital universe will be 44 trillion gigabytes. How can all of this data help make your organization more competitive?
As more of the world goes online, including the physical world, the more opportunity there is for enterprises (and consumers) to use data in new ways. This iView explores the many different applications of today's data.
Top-performing partners are adding cloud to their mix... and succeeding. This infographic highlights key performance indicators for partners who embrace the cloud and how these metrics shift in the cloud.