IDC's CIO and Technology Professionals Agenda research program recognizes that an IT executive's time is better spent engaging the business around IT than managing day-to-day IT operations. CIO and Technology Professionals Agenda supports IT executives in creating a business-based IT organization by providing strategies, best practices, frameworks, and advice around the most important issues on a CIO's agenda. Through a series of research-based studies, we provide the needed advice and tools to tackle decisions around cloud computing, mobile device policies, social media strategies, IT sourcing, and IT governance, risk, and compliance. This continuous service offering contains valuable insight for CIOs, CTOs, IT strategists, chief architects, and other senior IT executives.
- CIO priorities
- IT strategy and governance
- Enterprise architecture
- Application development
- Vendor management and sourcing strategies
- Service management
- IT staffing
- IT metrics and benchmarks
- Datacenter infrastructure and operations
- Cloud services and strategies
- Big data/analytics
- Mobility strategies
- Social media strategies
- Understand Business Requirements and Technology Solution Options
- Create Technology Solution Strategy (People, Process, and Tech)
- Buy and Implement Technology Solution Strategies
- Refine/Manage Technology Solution Strategy
- Emerging IT strategies
- IT transformation Case Studies
- IT Performance Metrics
- Peer benchmarking on best practices
- IT spending surveys
In addition to the insight provided in this service, IDC may conduct research on specific topics or emerging market segments via research offerings that require additional IDC funding and client investment.
- What strategies are driving business innovation?
- How do we adapt to consumer technologies and an even higher rate of technology change?
- What technologies are delivering value?
- What are viable migration paths to cloud services?
- Is the move to a services architecture inevitable?
- How can CIOs best organize and manage resources?
- Where do cost-saving opportunities exist?
IDC's IT Executive Programs consist of a family of research programs intended to help today's time-constrained IT executives make more effective technology decisions. The goal of the program is to offer accurate and timely research that will assist IT executives in mitigating technology risks, maximizing the effectiveness of IT investments, identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities, and bringing forth solutions that are aligned with the organization's business objectives.
IDC gives executives the flexibility to create the program that will help achieve outlined corporate goals — from high-touch executive decision-making services to technology insight for critical decision making.
The programs feature IDC global research, IDC industry-specific research, an IT executive advisor, and membership in the CIO Executive Council
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IDC Custom Solutions develops and delivers programs designed around your specific business goals using a foundation of research and insights across technologies, geographies, and industries as well as expertise across practice areas that span strategy, sales and marketing, and business measurement and management. Go here to view our overview video.
Whether you are a technology buyer or provider, IDC Insights' research translates today's global IT professional requirements and trends into business opportunities for your organization. With dedicated businesses targeting energy, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and retail, IDC provides unmatched integration of global technology and vertical industry expertise to deliver industry-specific customer intelligence that gives clients a powerful business advantage.
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