rssconsumer IDC RSS alerts Future of Work Culture: Digital-First with a Focus on Innovation and Collaboration <P>This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides IDC's view on Future Work Culture — one of the key tenets of IDC's Future of Work framework. The presentation highlights how the innovation accelerators, including Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, artificial intelligence (AI) robots and drones, augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR), and 3D printers and the changing demographics in the workforce, especially the millennials and the Gen Z, are influencing the concept of work. IDC believes that culture plays an important role in attracting and retaining an engaged and motivated workforce that is aligned to corporate strategies and goals. This presentation also provides use cases of leading organizations with a strong work culture and concludes with key takeaways for organizations that wish to create a superior work culture.</P> Tech Buyer Presentation Wed, 17 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Deepan Pathy, Avinav Trigunait IDC TechScape: Worldwide Digital Twins, 2019 <P>This IDC study focuses on the transformational, incremental, and opportunistic technologies necessary for successful digital twin implementation and operation. While there are multiple existing enterprise technologies available within organizations today that are necessary to support digital twins, this study focuses on the new, digital technologies that make digital twins essential entities that support enterprisewide processes, including design, development, supply chain, manufacturing, service, and customer experience.</P><P>"The value of digital twins lies in flexible data visualization. That is, the complex data model that is a digital twin should be synchronous and secure, enabling different domains across the organization to view the level of information and knowledge they want to see, whether that is a lightweight model or a detailed, complex view. Digital twins have been in use within manufacturing engineering and R&D workgroups for years — the difference today is, due to 3rd Platform technology, these flexible models can be deployed across the value chain of the digitally transformed organization as a decision support enabler," said Jeff Hojlo, program director, Product Innovation Strategies.</P> IDC TechScape Tue, 16 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Jeffrey Hojlo, Christopher Holmes U.S. Wearable Computing Device Forecast Update, 2019–2023: CY 3Q19 <P>This IDC study discusses the forecast for the U.S. wearable computing device market for 2019–2023.</P><P>"The U.S. wearables market will see continued growth in 2019 and beyond," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "Different products are moving at different trajectories and speeds, enough for some of the newer and stronger products like earworn wearables and smartwatches to offset the losses of other products like wristbands and modular clip-on devices. At the same time, the user experience will continue to develop, and prices will decline to attract new users."</P> Market Forecast Tue, 16 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Ramon T. Llamas Worldwide Augmented and Virtual Reality Hardware Forecast Update, 2019–2023: CY 3Q19 <P>This IDC study provides an updated forecast for the worldwide augmented and virtual reality hardware market for the 2019–2023 period.</P><P>"The past two years have seen slow decline in the worldwide augmented and virtual reality head-mounted display market but that looks to change this year," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Mobile Devices and AR/VR team. "Driving the market forward is a combination of new and refreshed products coming to market, steadily growing interest among enterprise users and consumers, improved platforms (including software and silicon), and availability of software solutions. Tempering growth, however, is ongoing skepticism on the applicability of AR and VR to everyday usage. Still, we anticipate a steadily growing market in the years to come."</P> Market Forecast Tue, 16 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Ramon T. Llamas Worldwide Wearable Computing Device Forecast, 2019–2023: CY 3Q19 <P>This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide wearable computing device market.</P><P>"With a broader definition of ear-worn devices, the wearables market is heading for higher volumes and faster growth," says Ramon T. Llamas, research director for IDC's Wearables team. "This is a further testament to the wearables market to grow and evolve, and recent developments within the ear-worn device market — ranging from silicon solutions to new devices and a warming end-user reception — all signal stronger growth ahead. Meanwhile, many of the same drivers are still in play, with smartwatches accounting for a strong majority and overall declining prices."</P> Market Forecast Tue, 16 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Ramon T. Llamas 2019 U.S. Consumer Connected and Automated Vehicle Survey, Part I: Vehicle Ownership, Usage, and Buying Preferences <P>This IDC Survey examines the current views and perspectives of U.S. vehicle owners. It represents the first of three presentations IDC plans to publish (the other two will be published subsequently) and focuses on the topics and key trends in the areas of individual and household vehicle ownership, vehicle usage, and future buying preferences including respondent's views of electric vehicles (EVs). IDC has also included summary and key takeaway slides based on our analysis and perspective. </P><P>This Survey includes highlights and trends from IDC's U.S. <I>Consumer Connected and Automated Vehicle Survey</I> conducted in April 2019 consisting of 2008 consumers who currently own and/or lease at least one vehicle.</P> IDC Survey Mon, 15 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Matt Arcaro 2019 U.S. Consumer Internet of Things Survey: Security and Privacy Perceptions in the Smart Home <P>This IDC Survey details results from IDC's 2019 <I>Consumer Internet of Things Survey,</I> which was fielded in May 2019. The survey asked respondents questions about consumer adoption of and attitudes toward a variety of smart home applications, consumer electronics devices, online entertainment services, security and privacy concerns, and smart assistants. This IDC Survey focuses on aspects of the survey related to the security and privacy of smart home devices.</P><P>"Security and privacy concerns are leading inhibitors to the adoption of smart home devices," said Adam Wright, senior research analyst for IDC Internet of Things: Consumer program. "Vendors across the technology stack need to ensure that adequate mechanisms are in place to protect the security and privacy of connected devices. Moreover, vendors need to better educate consumers about those protections while emphasizing the value proposition of the ways in which user-generated data can be leveraged to provide better products and services."</P> IDC Survey Mon, 15 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Adam Wright IDC's Worldwide Digital Transformation Use Case Taxonomy, 2019: Communications Service Provider <P>This IDC communications service provider (CSP) digital transformation (DX) use case taxonomy is an update on the January 2018 document. It describes the most prominent use cases for digital transformation in the communication services industry. The use cases detailed in this document are the most prominent use cases, among many, that communications SPs will use to embrace digital transformation and leverage the 3rd Platform technologies, culture of innovation, and continual transformation that digital transformation represents. The tables in this document illustrate the hierarchical nature of IDC's use case taxonomy, making up, first, the digital mission of that industry and then the strategic priorities that support that mission, the programs that will be initiated to satisfy the priorities, and the DX use cases that we expect to see communications SPs initiate.</P><P>"These use cases will be critical for communications SPs to integrate into their own technology road map planning, as they develop a better understanding of digital transformation. Technology suppliers will use these use cases to better understand the needs of retailers and to better tailor their strategies and product plans to respond to the needs of retailers. Although this taxonomy addresses the communications services industry, these use cases emanate from our research into the communications SP landscape across seven subsectors: telecommunications carrier, mobile network operators, content and applications service provider (CASP), cable service provider, satellite broadcasting operator, fixed satellite service providers, and cloud communications service providers.</P><P>"Providers in each of these sectors are trying to digitally transform their businesses to deliver exceptional customer experiences and thrive into the future," says Courtney Munroe, group vice president of IDC Worldwide Telecommunications Research.</P> Taxonomy Mon, 15 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Courtney Munroe, Hugh Ujhazy SYSPRO News and SYSPRO's Smart Manufacturing with BKB <P>SYSPRO, an Operational and Manufacturing ERP technology vendor, has helped many companies advance in their use of technology to run their operations and manufacturing. In 2014, SYSPRO was deployed at BKB to help the company digitally transform. SYSPRO became the architectural foundation from which BKB's digital transformation journey started. This link shares the SYSPRO story and also the value BKB achieved teaming with SYSPRO on its digital transformation journey.</P> IDC Link Mon, 15 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Mickey North Rizza, Scott Lundstrom Siemens' Spotlight on Innovation 2019: Solving Real-World Challenges While the Spatial Web Emerges <P>This IDC Market Note provides our observations and analysis of the recent one-day 2019 Siemens' Spotlight on Innovation event in Orlando, Florida.</P><P>"For Siemens, innovation is not only about creating new products and services but it's also focused on the innovation of buildings, cities, transportation, and society. Siemens' perspective at the recent Spotlight on Innovation event in Orlando was how the company leverages its myriad of software, hardware, and infrastructure offerings to enable customers to address the many corporate and societal challenges that exist today. This is a theme increasingly common among large engineering and industrial technology vendors, although not easy to formulate in a way that drives company growth," said Jeff Hojlo, program director of Product Innovation Strategies.</P> Market Note Mon, 15 Jul 2019 04:00:00 GMT Jeffrey Hojlo