rssitbuyer IDC RSS alerts GTreasury Acquires Visual Risk, Expanding Its Global Footprint <P>Treasury management is becoming more complex, and treasury professionals are under tremendous strain to monitor and management their company's financial assets. The problem is exacerbated by the ever-changing financial regulatory landscape and consistently shrinking treasury technology and operational budgets. Amid this environment, treasury professionals are looking for tools to help them do their job efficiently and effectively. Treasury professionals need treasury software that goes beyond simply recording and facilitating financial transactions. They want software that provides valuable insights critical to their strategic operation. </P> IDC Link Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Kevin Permenter Role of Internet of Things and Analytics in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) Supply Chains <P>Organizations in the past few years have realized the importance of a truly digital business model and have been making investments around supporting infrastructure for connectivity, storage, and automation. Supply chain operations is one of the core functions expected to benefit from data transparency and real-time asset visibility, which could be achieved through a technology such as internet of things (IoT). This IDC perspective talks about the role of IoT and analytics in driving various use cases across Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) along with the projected spend and applicable opportunities. </P><P>"The role of IoT and analytics will become all the more important in driving credibility and authenticity of products that move across the value chain, which, in the long run, is expected to bring down the supply chain costs, resulting in increased savings and profits for the organizations," says Sampath Kumar Venkataswamy, research manager, IDC AP Manufacturing Insights.</P> IDC Perspective Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Sampath Kumar Venkataswamy The New Paradigm for IT Business and Financial Metrics: Enabling Next-Generation IT <P>This IDC Presentation addresses the growing recognition that IT needs a new way of structuring and addressing the connection between IT and the success of digital transformation (DX) initiatives. IDC's DX performance scorecard helps measure these new contributions of IT to the business. The DX performance scorecard is designed around five key success metrics, each of which is driven by IT technology advancements enabled by the 3rd Platform. For organizations that compete in the digital transformation arena, this IDC Presentation provides an approach to defining metrics that reflect IT's true value to the business. </P><P>"The development of good KPIs to measure an organization's digital transformation requires a methodology that can whittle down the connections between the business's critical success factors and the elements of the business that must be measured to monitor and steer successful outcomes," says Bob Multhaup, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP).</P> Tech Buyer Presentation Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Robert Multhaup IDC PlanScape Helps Manufacturers Leverage Digital Twins of Products, Assets, Facilities, and Plants IDC today unveiled a new PlanScape report to help manufacturers understand the steps and requirements necessary to employ digital twins. Research Press Release Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT IDC Research Identifies Key Learnings from 10 Early Adopters of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) in the Asia/Pacific Financial Services Early Indicators Point to a Reduction of 50% - 90% in Turnaround Time Research Press Release Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT IDC TechBrief: Healthcare Provider CRM Solutions <P>This IDC TechBrief discusses healthcare provider CRM solutions.</P><P>"Healthcare CRM is fast emerging to become a key discipline in the health industry, and healthcare provider CRM solutions will play a game-changing role in impacting provider organizations at all levels," says Mutaz Shegewi, research director, IDC Health Insights. "A clear understanding of healthcare provider CRM solutions, current and future adoption patterns, benefits and risks, critical success factors, and the key investment considerations will ultimately determine the difference between those organizations that can impact customer acquisition, retention, and loyalty and those that cannot."</P> IDC TechBrief Wed, 18 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Mutaz Shegewi Blockchain Taking Off in Financial Services in Southeast Asia <P>Distributed ledger technology is maturing rapidly within the financial services industry globally and in Southeast Asia. This report captures what IDC understands to be the activities at a national level within the region, covering the use cases, key organizations, and, where possible, expected outcomes of the use of this technology. </P><P>"Many organizations are not looking at blockchain solutions because of its association with cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, but this is ignoring the fact that this technology is potentially highly disruptive, which means there will be big winners, and big losers too," says Simon Piff, vice president of IDC Asia/Pacific's Blockchain and Security Research. "Although the banking industry appears to be somewhat ahead of other industries, many markets and players within this vertical still have their heads in the sand. Some will regret this stance in the not-too-distant future," he added.</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Simon Piff, Michael Sek Pheng Yeo IDC MaturityScape: Digitally Enabled Thinking Supply Chain 1.0 <P>This IDC study describes the IDC MaturityScape for digitally enabled thinking supply chain. It provides a framework for executive leadership, IT, and supply chain managers to identify the stages, critical measures, outcomes, and actions required for organizations to evaluate and evolve their digital supply chain strategy. Organizations will use the study to identify where they stand in relation to modern digital capabilities and create a path toward achieving a leading-class supply chain. In addition, organizations will use the IDC MaturityScape as a tool to promote cross-functional and interorganizational collaboration to drive performance improvement and bring the end-to-end value chain into alignment.</P><P>"Digital transformation in the supply chain is now a top priority for most manufacturers, yet progress is variable. In this IDC MaturityScape, we offer a perspective on the key elements of maturity so that companies can judge their progress," says Simon Ellis, supply chain VP at IDC Manufacturing Insights.</P> IDC MaturityScape Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Simon Ellis Lessons Learned from 20 Mobile Application Deployments <P>This IDC Perspective provides feedback from Fortune 1000 organizations on the key lessons learned through deploying their mobile applications. Throughout 2017, IDC conducted in-depth telephone interviews with 20 different organizations across the world. Rather than develop mobile applications using internal application development and IT resources, each organization utilized a third-party services firm to develop a custom-made mobile application for their company. Through the course of the interviews, IDC sought to gain insight into the results of organizations' mobile application deployments and key lessons learned that they were weaving back into their management techniques for ongoing rollout of applications. The 20 interviews spanned 11 industries, namely, insurance, banking, media, entertainment, automotive, consumer products, government, high tech, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, and oil and gas, and nine countries, namely, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Norway, Italy, Australia, India, and Japan.</P><P>"Mobility has become further entrenched within the application portfolio, and organizations continue to roll out mobile applications to support their businesses at a rapid pace," says Pete Marston, research director, IDC's Application Development, Testing, and Management Services. "While organizations are becoming more mature with mobile, mastery in deployment continues to be elusive. As a result, they continue to refine capabilities through applying lessons learned to their delivery models to drive more operational efficiency and effectiveness."</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Peter Marston Rules and Regulations: Regulators, Agencies, and Blockchain Innovation <P>This IDC Perspective discusses some of the regulators, agencies, and governments that are watching the blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT), and smart contracts technology segments. In this document, we focus on the market force of regulators, agencies, and governments. For technology, we focus on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, not cryptocurrencies (e.g., bitcoin). Because blockchain and smart contracts are in the early stages, many enterprises may not have run into conflicts with regulations. However, as firms get more involved in DLT, they are increasingly likely to drive innovations that conflict with existing laws or expose gaps in existing regulations. In this document, we discus some of the regulators and central banks influencing rules and regulations for blockchain.</P><P>The regulatory environment is constantly changing. Therefore, IDC recommends that enterprises and technology providers keep a close watch on the regulators that have the potential to affect their companies, industries, and customers.</P><P>"IDC recommends that industry participants be actively involved in discussions with courts and legislative bodies to help influence decisions about changes to existing laws and regulations and development of new laws and regulations. While we see positive sentiments from multiple regulators, enterprises should actively work to influence new rules and regulations." — Bill Fearnley, research director, IDC Blockchain Strategies</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 16 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Bill Fearnley