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Breaking the Digital Deadlock: A DX Imperative

This IDC Executive Brief introduces considerations for breaking the deadlock preventing digital transformation. Companies that can evolve beyond outdated KPIs and silos and move toward more agile strategic journeys are poised to thrive.

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide CIO Agenda 2018 Predictions

In this IDC FutureScape, IDC analysts outline the top 10 predictions for forces affecting CIOs in the next 3 years. They increasingly need to focus on becoming “digital-native enterprises” to harness the power of technology to increase innovation.

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IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Digital Transformation 2018 Predictions

Read IDC's top 10 predictions for digital transformation for 2018 and beyond. IDC sees a widening gap between digital leaders and laggards, with significant implications for organizations that can’t transition to digital-native enterprise.

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This IDC webinar shows CIOs proven scientific and economic principles to enhance their organizations’ security position. The most effective security programs reduce the most risk with the least resources and these metrics help assess initiatives.

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The IT Tech Buyer Research Team

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Aaron helps organizations achieve sourcing effectiveness through organizational optimization, software licensing, technology portfolio management, and governance.

Aaron Polikaitis

Vice President of Research, Vendor Sourcing and Management

Al oversees IDC's software development research portfolio.

Al Gillen

Group Vice President, Software Development and Open Source

Alison is a Research Manager for IDC’s Worldwide Outsourcing Services Team and leads the Worldwide Finance & Accounting, BPaaS and Analytics Services practice, which includes coverage or Procurement and Logistics Business Process Outsourcing Services.

Alison Close

Research Manager, Finance and Accounting, BPaaS, and Analytics Services

Amy advises IT executives on effective approaches to achieve organizational adoption of IT initiatives.

Amy Young

Adjunct Research Advisor

Arnal focuses on software developer demographics, modalities of software development, trends in programming languages and other application development tools.

Arnal Dayaratna

Research Director, Software Development

Ashish leads a team of analysts who engage in delivering qualitative and quantitative research on computing, storage, and data management infrastructure platforms and technologies

Ashish Nadkarni

Group Vice President, Infrastructure Platforms and Technologies

Bill creates research focus on the accelerating demand by IT’s business customers for IT to effectively broker, integrate and manage IT technical services...

Bill Keyworth

Vice President of Research, IT Operational Excellence

Brad covers networking products and related technologies and platforms typically deployed in the datacenter.

Brad Casemore

Research Vice President, Datacenter Networks

Carl has performed research and analysis for IDC since 1997. Mr. Olofson’s research involves following sales and technical developments in the structured data management (SDM) markets...

Carl W. Olofson

Research Vice President, Data Management Software

Mr. Anderson is responsible for managing the research agenda, field research, and custom research projects for IDC's IT Education and Certification research program.

Cushing Anderson

Program Vice President, Business Consulting and IT Education

Damon is responsible for developing and executing the human capital strategy for the organization which includes cultivating a winning culture, building a compelling employee value proposition...

Damon Carter

Adjunct Research Advisor

Dan leads a group of analysts covering all aspects of structured data and unstructured content processing, integration, management, governance, analysis, and visualization.

Dan Vesset

Group Vice President, Analytics and Information Management

David's research covers information access and artificial intelligence technologies including content analytics, search systems, unstructured information representation, cognitive computing, deep learning...

David Schubmehl

Research Director, Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence Systems

Denise provides coverage of mobile services and software solutions of key stakeholders across the enterprise mobility ecosystem.

Denise Lund

Research Director

Ron is a senior management consultant and professor who specializes in outsourcing and IT management (ITM) issues.

Dr. Ron Babin

Adjunct Research Advisor

A former CIO, Eric is the Executive Director of the IT Management and Leadership Institute, a contributing writer to CIO.com, TEDx speaker, and a bestselling author and columnist.

Eric Bloom

Adjunct Research Advisor

Eric's core research coverage includes Storage Systems, Software and Solutions, quarterly trackers, end-user research as well as advisory services and consulting programs.

Eric Burgener

Research Vice President, Storage

Galen draws on more than 30 years of experience in technology and IT analysis and reporting, in particular, the selection and usage of digital technologies in business.

Galen Gruman

Adjunct Research Advisor

Gard's core research on digital transformation includes analyzing customer demand and vendor offerings for building new business processes, organizations and systems using cloud, business analytics, enterprise mobility and social business technologies.

Gard Little

Research Director, Global Services Markets and Trends

Gerry produces competitive assessments, market forecasts, innovator reports, maturity models, case studies, and thought leadership research.

Gerry Murray

Research Director, Marketing and Sales Technology

Holly is responsible for research related to enterprise content management, including records management and case management.

Holly Muscolino

Research Vice President, Content Technologies and Document Workflow

Jennifer's team explores and analyzes the development and adoption of datacenter resources, including the physical facilities and infrastructure contained and connected within it.

Jennifer Cooke

Research Director, Datacenter Trends and Strategies

Joseph guides business and technology executives leveraging technology to achieve innovative and disruptive business outcomes.

Joseph C. Pucciarelli

Group Vice President & IT Executive Advisor

Julia is an award-winning business and technology journalist and veteran event moderator, with more than 25 years’ experience reporting and writing about IT executive leadership, digital disruption and business innovation.

Julia King

Adjunct Research Advisor

Kuba's team research focuses on cloud computing infrastructure, next-gen application and database deployments, modular server design, as well as x86 and ARM server ecosystems.

Kuba Stolarski

Research Director, Computing Platforms

Larry focuses on the cloud enabled application development and directs research into the component competitive markets of cloud platforms and application services, including integration, analytics, application development, data management, IoT and cloud testing.

Larry Carvalho

Research Director, Platform as a Service

Lisa provides expert analysis focused on both the business services and software used to address HR and talent-related dimensions.

Lisa Rowan

Research Vice President, HR, Talent, and Learning Strategies

Marc focuses on digital business transformation. With over 25 years of experience in CIO, CTO, SVP of operations, and COO roles, Marc brings experience in business and technology operations and strategy, change management and organizational transformation, digital product innovation and development, agile product development, product marketing and management, social media and enterprise collaboration, and information publishing and content technologies.

Marc Strohlein

Adjunct Research Advisor

Mary joined IDC in 1988 and currently manages IDC's CRM and Enterprise Applications programs. As vice president of the CRM Applications Software program her primary responsibility is delivering leading qualitative and quantitative market sizing and analysis of the CRM software segments.

Mary Wardley

Program Vice President, Loyalty and Customer Care

Maureen examines the products and processes used for building, integrating, and deploying applications within an extended enterprise system.

Maureen Fleming

Program Vice President, Integration and Process Automation

Melinda provides thought leadership, expert opinion and analysis through comprehensive research on end-to-end application life-cycle management – from requirements to quality, testing, change, continuous release, process, project and portfolio management (PPM) with a focus on agile DevOps software life-cycle strategies.

Melinda-Carol Ballou

Research Director, Agile ALM, Quality & Portfolio Strategies

Mickey leads a team of analysts responsible for IDC’s coverage of the next generation of enterprise applications including ERP, financial applications, procurement, supply chain automation project and portfolio management, enterprise asset management, services resource planning (SRP) and related project-based solutions software and the digital commerce business network.

Mickey North Rizza

Program Vice President, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce

Mike focuses on strategic architecture. His core research includes leveraging strategic, enterprise, and business architecture to enable and accelerate digital transformation, creating effective architecture programs, and extending the concept of Technical Debt to an enterprise framework for understanding, managing, and avoiding unfunded technical liabilities.

Mike Rosen

Adjunct Research Advisor

Mitch is an award-winning journalist and has spent more than 33 years covering the social, legal, political, and management issues of information technology. He is the former executive editor of CIO magazine, where he conceived and edited the magazine's ground-breaking cover stories about digital transformation in corporate America. He also managed the magazine’s annual “State of the CIO” research program, which highlighted the challenges and opportunities facing CIOs.

Mitch Betts

Adjunct Research Advisor

Pete has extensive and broad expertise with a variety of information security products, but is best known as an authority on cybersecurity economics issues such as strategic security metrics, estimating risk and return, and measuring security programs.

Pete Lindstrom

Vice President of Research, Enterprise / NextGen Security

Peter develops research focused on the lifecycle of application services markets which include Custom Application Development (CAD), testing, Application Management (AM), also referred to as ADM (Application Development and Maintenance), and Hosted Application Management (HAM).

Peter Marston

Research Director, Application Development, Testing, and Management Services

Phil provides detailed insight and analysis on evolving industry trends, vendor performance, and the impact of new technology adoption. Mr. Goodwin is responsible for producing and delivering timely, in-depth market research with a specific focus on Data Protection, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, and Data Availability.

Phil Goodwin

Research Director, Storage Systems and Software

Phil's research provides insights into how enterprises deploy mobile devices and applications, as well as management and security platforms. Key markets he covers include enterprise mobility management (EMM) and enterprise mobile security, including mobile data and threat protection, and mobile device security technologies.

Phil Hochmuth

Program Director, Enterprise Mobility

Ramon's core research coverage includes tracking and forecasting the United States wearables and augmented/virtual reality for IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Wearables Tracker and AR/VR Tracker respectively, analyzing the evolution of those categories, and the changing strategies of the vendors involved.

Ramon T. Llamas

Research Director, Mobile Devices and AR/VR

Richard is a senior member of IDC's IT Infrastructure research team, which assesses the evolution of datacenter design, placement and management strategies as well as the exploitation of rapidly evolving technologies in the areas of Big Data and Cloud. He develops IDC's viewpoints on the workloads driving adopting of converged and software defined IT solutions as well as strategies to enable more effective use of public and private cloud solutions.

Richard L. Villars

Research Vice President, Datacenter & Cloud

Rich assesses the development of UC&C products and solutions among vendors in the market and evaluates the adoption of the technology by enterprise customers contemplating the migration of their existing solutions.

Rich Costello

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

Ritu is responsible for managing the systems infrastructure research portfolio spanning topics such as cloud computing, software-defined infrastructure, cloud data management and protection, Infrastructure for artificial Intelligence, acceleration and automation, Big data analytics workloads infrastructure needs, and Digital Transformation- IT transformation infrastructure strategies.

Ritu Jyoti

Program Vice President, Systems Infrastructure Research Portfolio

Rob focuses on worldwide support and deployment services for hardware and software, and provides expert insight and intelligence on how enterprises should be addressing key areas for datacenter transformation.

Rob Brothers

Program Vice President, Software and Hardware Support and Deployment Services

Robert has had extensive experience as a CIO, including serving as the divisional information officer for two Sandoz divisions, as vice-president of IT for Henkel N.A., and as vice-president of IT for Cognis Corp. In these positions, Bob worked in Europe managing large international IT organizations, developing strategic IT plans, aligning IT to business goals, and consolidating global IT costs and organizations.

Robert Multhaup

Adjunct Research Advisor

Robert provides insight and thought leadership in the areas of cloud security, mobile security, and security related to the Internet of Things (IoT). Rob is also responsible for research and analysis around a wide range of evolving security markets, including endpoint security, security and vulnerability management (SVM), and identity and access management (IAM).

Robert Westervelt

Research Director, Security Products

Rohit provides expert insight and analysis into global industry and technology trends as they relate to enterprise, datacenter, cloud and telecom networks including areas such as Ethernet switching, routing, wireless, application delivery and WAN Optimization, amongst other technology domains.

Rohit Mehra

Vice President, Network Infrastructure

Serge focuses on digital transformation leadership for business and technology executives. He also manages IDC's Information and Data Transformation practice, helping organizations successfully weather and capitalize on the changes brought about by today's disruptive transformation in information management.

Serge Findling

Vice President of Research, Digital Transformation

Stewart's core research coverage includes watching emerging trends that are shaping and changing data movement, ingestion, transformation, mastering, cleansing and consumption in the era of digital transformation.

Stewart Bond

Research Director, Data Integration and Data Integrity Software

As a member of IDC's Research Network, Susan Martin provides research, advisory, and consulting services to CIO's and IT managers who are developing and implementing IT strategies, managing high risk application development projects, and rescuing troubled IT projects.

Susan Martin

Adjunct Research Advisor

Suya contributes to a broad range of research aiming to help IT executives make more effective technology decisions, with a particular focus on IT budget benchmarking and IT investment measures. She also supports numerous IDC MaturityScape benchmarking projects through data analysis and report authoring, specifically on digital transformation and 3rd Platform deployment.

Suya Xiong

Research Manager

As a member of IDC's Research Network, Thom Rubel draws on more than 25 years of experience in government and IT research organizations to deliver research and actionable advice to public sector IT and program executives specific to strategies, operations, IT/program alignment, and policies unique to public sector markets.

Thom Rubel

Adjunct Research Advisor

Tim advises on Microsoft datacenter solutions from the implementer’s perspective and guides both the business decision manager and the IT practitioner. For the past 30 years, Tim has worked on avionics software development, systems and network administration, IT service management and monitoring, and platform security, including 17 years with Microsoft Corporation.

Tim Clark

Adjunct Research Advisor

Tom manages IDC's Devices group, which covers a broad range of hardware categories including PCs, tablets, smartphones, wearables, AR/VR, thin clients, and displays. In his role as program vice president, he works closely with company representatives, industry contacts, and other IDC analysts to provide in-depth insight and analysis on the always-evolving market of endpoint devices and their related services.

Tom Mainelli

Program Vice President, Devices & AR/VR

Wayne is an experienced technologist, practitioner and analyst of enterprise social media, collaboration and analytics programs and responsible for the IDC Social, Communities and Collaboration practice.

Wayne Kurtzman

Research Director

William's program analyzes a number of different topics related to mobile devices and technologies including, among others, GPS capabilities, mobile device operating systems, mobile browser, device form factors and user interface issues.

William Stofega

Program Director, Mobile Device Technology and Trends

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