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Robert Eastman

Research Manager

Robert Eastman supports IDC Retail Insights and Manufacturing Insights IT Strategies practices. Robert covers topics such as IT budget and strategy, penetration and use cases for cloud, mobility, big data and analytics and social business, within the industry context.

Previously, Robert has worked closely with private and public sector Fortune100 to Fortune1000 clients in the Utility, Aerospace & Defense, Automotive, Consumer Electronics, CPG, Energy, General manufacturing, High Tech, Industrial, Life Sciences, and other industries. He was a senior analyst at Technology Evaluation Centers and Calyptus Consulting, where he was responsible for working with public sector clients.  Robert  cofounded SMB Research, a technology analyst firm serving the small-to-medium business (SMB), mid-sized, and enterprise business sectors.

MBA from Babson College.
Certified Industry Analyst Professional (CIARP).
Quoted on a range of technology and business topics by such publications as SupplyChainBrain, Channel Pro, Biztech, and FOX Business News Network.

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Cisco Live 2018: The Retail Proposition

Jun 2018 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS44000218

by: Robert Eastman

Cisco held its 2018 Cisco Live event on June 10-13, 2018, in Orlando, Florida, attracting 26,000 users, developers, and service providers. Cisco delivered the big picture as well as deep dives across its broad networking infrastructure, wir...
This IDC study evaluates point-of-sale (POS) software vendors offering their solutions to small and midsize retail apparel and softlines retailers. The research examines how point-of-sale vendors are developing their solutions to respond to...
This IDC Market Note summarizes our analysis of the Oracle Retail track of Oracle's 2018 Industry Connect event in New York City. Oracle's fifth such event, in New York City, brought together, in the retail track, 242 retailers and 30 retai...
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