The focus of the Edge Strategies Special Intelligence Service is on research covering edge strategies. This program features research that vendors can use to inform their clients and prospects — which includes IT decision makers, line-of-business executives, and C-suite executives — about the various business and technology elements associated with a distributed edge. The program also features research that guides IT decision makers in identifying the various technology and business areas that need to be addressed prior to the rollout of a companywide edge strategy.
The program covers technology topics such as IT, OT, and CT convergence; data management; security; core-edge and edge-endpoint connectivity; endpoint asset management; infrastructure transformation; and emerging technologies. The program will also propose strategies, models, approaches, and best practices for firms to make the most of their organizationwide edge deployment.
Coverage will include market trends around the technology, business processes, and business models impacted as edge becomes a more integral component of a converged IT, OT, and CT strategy and IoT deployments.
- Infrastructure modernization
- IoT use cases
- IT/OT/CT convergence
- Datacenter buildout
- Public cloud–based edge
- Service delivery edge
- Accelerated computing at the edge
- Heterogeneous computing at the edge
- Capex and opex considerations
- Business process changes
- IT outreach to lines of business
- Minimizing shadow IT at the edge
- Impact of public cloud on the edge
- Edge Infrastructure — Why, What, and How?
- Edge Taxonomy and Market Overview
- Buyer Sentiment — Telecoms and Service Providers
- Buyer Sentiment — Enterprises
- Edge Market Size and Forecast
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.