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European Future of Work

This advisory service provides a holistic view on how technology is changing work as we know it. Leveraging IDC's Future of Work framework, it focuses on analyzing technology driven transformation of workforce, workspace and workculture. It looks at the impact of IDC accelerators such as IoT, AI, Robotics, and AR/VR; at innovation, at information technology investments and prioritization. Designed for both technology providers and buyers, it provides guidance on technology selection, and vendor assessment. Tech buyers will benefit from advice and concrete examples on how they can leverage technology to successfully navigate the most complex transformation every business will face over the next decades. Vendors will benefit from guidance in developing their strategies and go to market.


Markets and Subjects Analyzed

  • Future of work dimensions: Force, Space and Culture
  • Technologies shaping Future of Work
  • Future of Work services innovation and transformation
  • Vendors providing Future of Work technologies and services
  • Competitive landscape and ecosystem
  • End-user strategies and plan
  • Talent and organizational development

Core Research

  • IDC Future of Work Survey: Buyer Strategies and Plan
  • IDC MaturityScape: Future of work
  • IT Services companies in Future of Work
  • Technologies shaping the Future Workforce
  • Accelerating Productivity in the WorkSpace with AR/VR
  • Human and machine collaboration reshaping WorkForce
  • Connected workforce
  • Devices as a service
  • Future of Work and UC&C Players: Threat or Opportunity?

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.


Key Questions Answered

  1. What are the key trends that will significantly change the way work is performed, and by who?
  2. Which technologies will significantly change work and how?
  3. How can companies create a seamless working experience for their entire workforce?
  4. How to bring consumer technologies to the workplace?
  5. Artificial intelligence in the workplace – hype or reality?
  6. How using as-a-service technologies can increase employee agility and collaboration?
  7. Which is the role of UC&C in the context of future of work?
  8. What are the emerging ecosystems platforms (e.g., crowdsourcing/marketplaces) for talent sourcing, and what impact will they have on the future of work?

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Meet the Experts
Angela Salmeron

Research Manager, European Future of Work

Jan Alexa

Research Manager

Roberta Bigliani

Vice President, IDC Energy Insights, IDC Government Insights and IDC Health Insights