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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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IDC PlanScape: Cloud Technology in Retail

Oct 2017 - IDC PlanScape - Doc # US43068617

by: Robert Eastman

This IDC study describes how retailers can leverage cloud technologies, one of the most important foundations for digital transformation (DX) in retail and the most pervasive technology across IDC's retail use case taxonomy (see IDC's World...
This IDC Perspective discusses Infor's Inforum 2017 user conference that showcased record-breaking achievements across its entire applications and services portfolio, ground gained building out its partner ecosystem, rationalization of its ...
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