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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This infographic highlights the 3rd platform and subscription models.
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.
This IDC MarketScape represents a vendor assessment of 12 vendors that provide private cloud IaaS to the U.S. federal government.