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Directions 2018 Boston/MA: Analysts hosting Lunch Roundtables Team

Adam Wright

Senior Research Analyst, Internet of Things: Consumer

Adelaide O'Brien

Research Director, Government Digital Transformation Strategies

Alan Webber

Research Director, Digital Strategy & Customer Experience

Alison Close

Senior Analyst, Worldwide Finance, Accounting, and Procurement BPO Services

Ali Zaidi

Research Director, IT Consulting and Systems Integration Services

Amy Lind

Research Manager, Broadband, Enterprise Voice & IP Communications Services, and Unified Communications

Andrew Smith

Sr. Research Analyst, Storage Software

Anthony Scarsella

Research Manager, Mobile Phones

Bill Fearnley

Research Director - Worldwide Blockchain Strategies

Bill Keyworth

Vice President of Research, IT Operational Excellence

Bryan Bassett

Research Analyst, Mobile Enterprise: Device Solutions

Carrie Solinger

Sr. Research Analyst, Cognitive Systems and Content Analytics Research

Curtis Price

Program Vice President, Infrastructure Services

David Schubmehl

Research Director, Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems

Eric Burgener

Research Director, Storage

Gary Chen

Research Manager, Software-Defined Compute

Ghassan Abdo

Research VP, WW Telecom Cloud, & Virtualization Services

Greg Girard

Program Director, Worldwide Omni-Channel Retail Analytics Strategies

Holly Muscolino

Research Vice President, Content Technologies and Document Workflow

Jeffrey Hojlo

Program Director, Product Innovation Strategies

John Santagate

Research Director, Service Robots

Karen Massey

Senior Research Analyst, Consumer Banking

Karsten Weide

Program Vice President, Media & Entertainment

Kathleen Schaub

Program Vice President, CMO Advisory & Customer Experience

Kuba Stolarski

Research Director, Computing Platforms

Kyle Lagunas

Research Manager

Larry Carvalho

Research Manager, Cloud Platform and Developer Services

Leslie Hand

Vice President, IDC Retail Insights

Lisa Rowan

Research Vice President, HR, Talent, and Learning Strategies

Lynne Dunbrack

Research Vice President

Marc DeCastro

Research Director, Consumer Banking

Mark Zannoni

Research Director

Matthew Marden

Research Manager, Business Value Strategy Practice

Melinda-Carol Ballou

Research Director, Agile ALM, Quality & Portfolio Strategies

Phil Goodwin

Research Director, Storage Systems and Software

Ramon T. Llamas

Research Manager, Wearable and Mobile Phones

Rebecca Segal

Group Vice President, Worldwide Services

Rich Costello

Senior Research Analyst, Enterprise Communications Infrastructure, Unified Communications & Collaboration (UC&C)

Ritu Jyoti

Research Director, Storage

Ruthbea Yesner

Research Director, Smart Cities Strategies

Shawn Fitzgerald

Research Director, Digital Transformation Strategies

Shawn P. McCarthy

Research Director

Stewart Bond

Research Director

Terry Frazier

Research Director, Content Technologies and Document Workflow

Wayne Kurtzman

Research Director

William Stofega

Program Director, Mobile Device Technology and Trends

New Research

Rapid urbanization and the exponential population growth of APEJ cities are leading to severely constrained urban ecosystems. Coupled with increased socioeconomic pressures (e.g., aging populations, inadequate housing options) and aging inf...
CES 2018 witnessed positive development for the consumer wearables market on multiple fronts including new device launches, broader ecosystem solutions, and partnership announcements, all of which claim to make users’ lives easier or better...
Facebook is changing its newsfeed algorithm, according to a post by Mark Zuckerberg, "to help people stay connected and bring us closer together with the people that matter to us." Despite the numerous "sky is falling" articles, Facebook is...
Mid-range Phones Shine at CES 2018

Jan 2018 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS43516218

by: Anthony Scarsella

This IDC Market Note summarizes Dell EMC's Future-Proof Storage Loyalty Program, identifying program features and their importance in an evolving enterprise storage market. After reading this IDC Market Note, IT practitioners should be able...
This IDC Perspective discusses the impact of cognitive technology in retail banking. To be successful in providing top-notch customer service, financial institutions have no choice but to build and support chatbot and conversational banking...
U.S. Consumer Fixed Broadband Services Forecast, 2018–2022

Jan 2018 - Market Forecast - Doc # US43456617

by: Amy Lind

This IDC study identifies and quantifies the consumer fixed broadband services market opportunity in the United States, including an assessment of the drivers and inhibitors influencing the deployment, marketing, and pricing of fixed broadb...
Implications of Veeam Acquiring N2WS

Jan 2018 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS43503318

by: Phil Goodwin

Veeam's acquisition of N2WS positions the company strongly in the fast-growing cloud-based data protection market segment. N2WS provides backup and disaster recovery for applications hosted in Amazon Web Services (AWS) using EC2 storage. ID...
Facebook today announced changes to the way it selects the items that users will see in their newsfeeds. It will favor posts by friends and family, which are likely to foster meaningful transactions instead of driving more engagement. Conse...
Market Overview: Worldwide Autonomous Mobile Platform Robots, 2018

Jan 2018 - Market Presentation - Doc # US43494118

by: John Santagate

This IDC Market Presentation provides an overview of the worldwide autonomous mobile platform market including key market drivers, market trends, the competitive landscape, and a market forecast. Mobile platform robotics is emerging as a te...