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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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This IDC study evaluates point-of-sale (POS) software vendors offering their solutions to large enterprise retail apparel and softlines retailers. The research examines how point-of-sale vendors are developing their solutions to respond to ...
Worldwide Retail Security Trends Update

Dec 2017 - IDC Perspective - Doc # US43260317

by: Robert EastmanLeslie Hand

This IDC Perspective summarizes IDC's point of view on retail security trends and provides insight and advice designed to support retailers as they benchmark security investments against their peers. Despite investments in EMV, payments, da...
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