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May 2016 - IDC PlanScape - Doc # US41228016

IDC PlanScape: Deploying Enterprise Platforms for Smart Eyewear

Author: Ramon T. Llamas
Research Manager, Wearable and Mobile Phones

Abstract

This IDC study examines how IT managers and line-of-business (LOB) managers can successfully deploy enterprise platforms for smart eyewear. First, we examine why these platforms are important to an organization. Second, we discuss what these enterprise platforms are and how evaluation, self-assessment, content, and training all play a key role in their success. Next, we review best practices behind a successful deployment and ongoing usage of both platform and smart eyewear. In addition, we point out how enterprise platforms for smart eyewear can impact business units beyond the line of business. Finally, we conclude with actionable advice and essential guidance for IT managers as they begin the process of deploying an enterprise platform for smart eyewear. Overall, IDC believes that these platforms are another representation of the digital transformation within the enterprise and can deliver value to companies seeking to optimize their workflows, reduce expenses, and realize revenue faster.

"The combination of smart eyewear and the platforms that connect them address many of the pain points that workers often experience, namely timely access to information and peers," says Ramon T. Llamas, research manager for IDC's Wearables team. "To reach this point, both IT managers and line-of-business managers must develop a clear understanding of how these can be leveraged, how to prepare their businesses to properly connect workers with the right systems and each other, and how to train workers on proper usage."

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