rssitbuyer IDC RSS alerts IDC PlanScape: Digitally Enabled Thinking Supply Chain <P>This IDC study continues a series of research documents on the digitally enabled "thinking" supply chain. Our initial view on the topic was published previously in <I>The Digitally</I> <I>Enabled Supply Chain with </I><I>Manufacturing </I><I>Use Cases</I> (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US42434217">US42434217</A></B>, April 2017), followed by this document, an IDC TechScape, and then ultimately a series of IDC MarketScape documents as capabilities mature. The purpose of this document is to provide the beginning of a road map for manufacturers aspiring to create a digitally enabled supply chain.</P><P>"The supply chain plays an increasingly critical role in the evolution of manufacturing, with digital competencies poised to transform the way in which supply chains operate. In this IDC PlanScape, we look at the concept of digitally enabling the supply chain as an evolutionary way of enabling manufacturers to meet the speed and agility required of them in the marketplace while providing the lens through which to see the opportunities for business model change," says Simon Ellis, program VP, Global Supply Chain Strategies.</P> IDC PlanScape Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Simon Ellis IDC TechBrief: Operations Management Systems <P>This IDC TechBrief discusses operations management systems for oil and gas environment, health, and safety.</P><P>According to Chris Niven, research director, IDC Energy Insights, "Most oil and gas companies are using in-house software solutions and spreadsheets to monitor and manage EHS for potential violations and risk and should look to other solutions for improving performance."</P> IDC TechBrief Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Chris Niven, Kevin Prouty IDC PlanScape: 3D Printing <P>This IDC study discusses 3D printers for an organization's production requirements.</P><P>"While the transformation of product development is increasingly shifting to a platform of digital processes, the 3D printer is well positioned to serve as the vital piece of this market change. End-user environments, where product development is fundamental to the organization, would be wise to consider the role 3D printing might play in bringing cost and productivity benefits," says Keith Kmetz, program vice president of IDC's Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions research. "This IDC PlanScape is intended to help corporate decision makers gain the insight they need to understand the important role of the 3D printer across the creativity tasks performed at their companies."</P> IDC PlanScape Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Keith Kmetz New IDC PeerScape Outlines Best Practices for Cloud Computing Adoption by Higher Education and Research LONDON, July 20, 2017 — Higher education and academic research organizations in Europe are embracing digital transformation to innovate, while dealing with the pressure to control costs. A new IDC PeerScape, IDC PeerScape: Cloud Best Practices in Higher Education and Research (IDC #EMEA42450817, July 2017), explores best practices that European higher education and research institutions have adopted when deploying cloud computing as an enabler of digital transformation. Research Press Release Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers in Compliance — Update <P>This IDC Perspective is an update to our first blockchain and distributed ledger in compliance report document published in June 2016. We discuss the opportunities and challenges of using DLT for compliance, our Four Forces model, and the industry trends powering increased interest and investments in DLT.</P><P>"As distributed ledger technology gains momentum in financial services and other industries, financial firms should be investing in collaborations and pilots to improve post-trade settlement and compliance programs. Looking ahead, we see multiple industry trends where data is shared with customers and other firms to power smart contacts with data stored on shared ledgers. Distributed ledger data will help automate parts of compliance programs and help satisfy new data and reporting requirements for regulators." — Bill Fearnley, research director, IDC Financial Insights</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Bill Fearnley Digital Transformation in Liberbank Spain <P>This IDC Perspective is part of a series that focuses on different digital transformation strategies, approaches, and implementations across various Western European organizations. </P><P>It focuses on how Spanish bank Liberbank is approaching innovation and digital transformation, and how these affect its business operations from four points of view: organizational structures, collaboration approaches, employee engagement, and metrics/KPIs used to measure success.</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Marta Muñoz Méndez-Villamil, Nancy Poppi, Philip Carter, Jan van Vonno IDC PlanScape: Patient Engagement for Digital Transformation <P>This IDC study provides a decision-making tool to justify strategic investments and opportunities for providers implementing patient engagement technologies as part of digital transformation. It addresses the why, what, who, and how of patient engagement for digital transformation as well as outlines key players, critical success factors, and actions to consider. This IDC PlanScape is intended for IT buyers such as CIOs, CMIOs, CMOs, physician executives, and members of clinical, executive, and IT leadership and management teams in healthcare provider organizations. With IDC analyst insights, risks can be minimized and the likelihood of achieving business benefits through patient engagement technologies optimized.</P><P>"Patient engagement for digital transformation is a journey that can help provider organizations reap the benefits and overcome the challenges of a future digital economy and its respective healthcare industry," said Mutaz O. Shegewi, research director, Provider IT Transformation Strategies at IDC. "Patient engagement technologies function at the center of a health triad with outcomes, consumerism, and value as its corners. While there is no one correct way of thinking and planning for patient engagement, taking into account key analytical considerations regarding the different technologies and stakeholders within a framework that can instill clarity in strategic thought and planning is without a doubt, an advantageous way forward."</P> IDC PlanScape Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Mutaz Shegewi IDC TechScape: U.S. Healthcare Provider Patient Engagement Technologies, 2017 <P>This IDC study provides a comprehensive review of the types of patient engagement technologies that enable and support U.S. healthcare consumers to digitally engage with their providers. The IDC TechScape is based on a visual representation that results from a framework that positions the technologies on their adoption curves, analyzes the characteristics of their adoption, and systematically reviews their details, benefits, shortcomings, and vendors. This comparative study also presents a collective outlook for early, mainstream, and cautious adopters of patient engagement technologies to take into consideration as most conducive to their success.</P><P>"Patient engagement technologies have a vital role to play in healthcare digital transformation. These technologies can positively impact cost, quality, access, patient safety, and patient experience across the continuum of care. In addition, these technologies can enable and support care-seeking consumers to become new patients and existing patients to become more involved in their health and care. These responses to the qualities and demands of value-based and consumer-driven healthcare instill the agility, competitiveness, and overall state of readiness providers must continually demonstrate to persist in a new era of healthcare and a digital economy." — Mutaz O. Shegewi, research director, Provider IT Transformation Strategies</P> IDC TechScape Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Mutaz Shegewi Influence of Cloud and AWS in the Australian Energy Market <P>IDC Energy Insights attended the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Summit Sydney held from April 4 to 6, 2017. This document highlights the key themes and announcements made at the event that will impact the Australian energy industry. The summit showcased customer success stories from companies across a range of different industries with operations spread across the globe. This IDC Perspective focuses on how AWS is helping oil and gas and utility companies deliver their business visions. "It is essential that companies find their own journeys into the cloud and steer away from being a follower in the herd," says Sparshy Saxena, senior market analyst, IDC Energy Insights.</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Sparshy Rajeev Saxena, Emilie Ditton Open Source Technologies for Upstream Oil and Gas <P>This IDC Perspective examines what chief information officers (CIOs) are doing with regard to leveraging open systems in upstream oil and gas. The document is specifically geared toward the offices of chief information officers and their direct reports in the oil and gas (O&G) businesses. Readers will be able to make comparisons with peers in the industry on metrics such as IT objectives and spending priorities. The main focus of this document is on the key enabling open systems technologies and approaches for reducing costs and improving upstream efficiencies.</P><P>According to Chris Niven, research director, IDC Energy Insights, "Oil and gas companies are faced with challenges for managing the continuous growth and magnitude of new and various data types in upstream to realize value from all this data. Companies are evaluating build versus buy for analytics solutions, and some companies are leveraging open systems to manage data and run analytics applications."</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Chris Niven