What is the Future Enterprise?
The pandemic has left North America (and the rest of the world) in a state of flux. While it underscored the strategic role of digital transformation (DX) in determining which organizations will survive the shift to the digital era, it has also highlighted that what we’ve come to know as DX over the past few years will no longer hold.
In a changed world moving toward the Next Normal, digital transformation itself is changing, bringing in a new chapter where organizations and their CEOs are reprioritizing their agendas. The challenge is clear. Winning in the Next Normal means focusing on addressing new customer requirements, developing new capabilities, and building digital infrastructures that support resilient operations and pervasive experiences in the new digital economy.
This year, IDC is launching the inaugural IDC Future Enterprise North America Awards by redefining DX, aligning its categories and selection criteria to reflect how organizations will successfully bring their businesses into the Future.
The Future Enterprise is IDC's vision for how organizations must organize and invest to participate in increasingly digitally-centric markets.
Mastering Digital Transformation through the Future of X
IDC’s vision for the Future Enterprise is a framework for fostering a digitally-native culture, one that enables new synergies in ecosystems, generates revenue from empathy at scale, and demonstrates an ability to adapt operating models to complex customer requirements—all of which are enabled by an intelligent, empowered, and agile workforce.
Featuring CEOs’ nine new digital agenda items — pivotal characteristics of the Future Enterprise — these are the new benchmarks for what it takes to lead in the next normal, and how organizations must define their X-factor in the new digital economy.
2021 – 2022 as the pre- and post-COVID-19 vaccine year will see major and permanent changes to organizations. It is the year where key digital transformation steps will shape organizations into the future. We look forward to recognizing the North American best in class in each of the Future Enterprise’s digital agendas.
IDC Future Enterprise Awards
This award recognizes the organization that is able to rethink the way people, things, processes and applications connect to enable the seamless flow of data and drive business outcomes.
This award recognizes the enterprise that best transforms itself from mere software consumer into full-blown, large-scale software innovator.
This award recognizes the organization that is able to rethink the way operations is managed.
Opening October 2021
This award recognizes the organization that is able to rethink and effectively transform the way customer-related initiatives are done in the organization.
Opening November 2021
This award recognizes an organization’s ability to generate value by its participation in a new digital economy.
This award recognizes the organization that can maintain the trust amid the evolving needs of its customers.
This award recognizes that a large percentage of a digital enterprise's revenue depends upon the responsiveness, scalability, and resiliency of the infrastructure.
This award recognizes the organization that is able to rethink the way they synthesize information from raw data, learn from these insights and leverage them at scale across the entire enterprise.
This award recognizes the organization that is able to rethink the way works get done.
Note: IT Vendors and Technology Consultants do not qualify for the IDC Future Enterprise Awards. Vendors may instead nominate completed projects on behalf of their clients. Please provide confirmation from the client that they wish to participate in the awards program. Learn More
Note: IT Vendors and Technology Consultants do not qualify for the IDC Future Enterprise Awards. Vendors may instead nominate completed projects on behalf of their clients. Please provide confirmation from the client that they wish to participate in the awards program.
The IDC Future Enterprise awards program is focused on identifying those organizations who have successfully leveraged technology within their entities to address one of the nine key C-Suite agenda items of the digital economy. While we recognize many leading edge technology projects are taking place in organizations that supply technology to the market (e.g. IT suppliers/technology vendors and their channel partners), this awards program is focused on organizations where the primary means for generating revenue is not from technology products or services.
Why should you participate in the IDC Future Enterprise Awards?
The categories and criteria represent the accelerated pace of organizations.
Judging and Criteria
The IDC Future Enterprise Awards follows a two-phased approach to determine winners
Dates to Remember
Deadlines and future IDC event dates
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