rssitbuyer IDC RSS alerts European IDC CIO Summit, 2018: The CIO as Orchestrator of the Digital-Native Enterprise <P>This IDC Perspective provides an overview of this year European IDC CIO Summit 2018 — <I>"</I><I>The European CIO of 2019: The Orchestrator of the Digital Native Enterprise</I><I>"</I> <I>—</I> that took place in Cascais last September. This was a good opportunity to measure the pulse of the European CIOs' maturity, needs, and dreams, as well as a moment for sharing best practices and experiences around some of those Innovation Accelerators that are reshaping European industries' digital road maps. This document details the key topics in the three-day event, leveraging the results of a pre-event online survey that involved almost European CIOs and providing a sneak peek into the series of workshops that characterized the event.</P><P>"Digital determination needs to be throughout the organization — it can't just be the CIO — although she/he needs to be part of that as the orchestrator of the digital native enterprise," said Thomas Meyer, IDC European Group Vice President. "A few keywords are crucial for the CIO of 2019: digital determination, single strategy, building a road map, digital trust, culture and skills, and bringing together enterprise IT and the digital owners."</P> IDC Perspective Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Philip Carter, Thomas Meyer, Margaret Adam, Carla Arend, Roberta Bigliani, Duncan Brown, Meredith Whalen, Archana Venkatraman, Giorgio Nebuloni, Ivano Ortis, Andrea Siviero, Jan van Vonno, Danielle Hernandez, Philip Carnelley IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Manufacturing PLM Systems Integrator and BPO Services 2018 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC MarketScape analyzes the top systems integrator and BPO services in the PLM market. We will have a companion IDC MarketScape report on the top consultants in the PLM space as well, to follow.</P><P>"PLM and product innovation are digitally transforming and continue to extend within organizations and outside to the ecosystem that every manufacturer needs to have in place. The next decade will bring tremendous change to all industries, and service provider partners are needed to extend teams, enable support, and provide technology and industry guidance on what digital transformation means to executive, IT, and engineering professionals who can't do it all on their own," said Jeff Hojlo, program director, Product Innovation Strategies at IDC.</P> IDC MarketScape Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jeffrey Hojlo IDC Perspective: SAP — Driving Digital Transformation Across APEJ Manufacturing and Supply Chain <P>This IDC Perspective discusses SAP applications to drive digital transformation in manufacturing and supply chain. The report discusses how various technologies such as cloud and blockchain can function efficiently using SAP and assesses the digital adoption and maturity in the region as well as the Industry 4.0 initiatives. </P><P>As the technology evolves, organizations will be looking at ways to reassess their respective processes in ensuring that the data that will be generated across the value chain is analyzed to generate real-time insights. "SAP's innovation kits and cloud and blockchain suites will be integral in ensuring that the manufacturers will be able to access credible data across the operational space to drive increased manufacturing productivity and efficiency," says Sampath Kumar Venkataswamy, research manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights. </P> IDC Perspective Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Sampath Kumar Venkataswamy, Jees Jose Workday Rising 2018: Going Further Together with the Power of One <P>The Workday Rising 2018 conference, with exhibits and instructional sessions, focused on new product offerings and customer education. Workday's theme was "Go Further Together with the Power of One." Workday brought forward many new product features and functionality including augmented analytics, data integration, Talent Hub Marketplace, and a new AI-enabled data model with Adaptive Insights that will be available within a year.</P> IDC Link Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Mickey North Rizza, Raymond Boggs, Kevin Permenter, Lisa Rowan 2018 U.S. Consumer Banking Channel Preference Survey: Digital Banking Authentication — The Death of User ID and Password Has Been Greatly Exaggerated <P>This IDC Perspective discusses the IDC's 2018 <I>U.S. Consumer Banking Channel Preference Survey</I> conducted among 2,501 U.S. residents who are 18+ and have an active checking account. How individuals authenticate themselves to their bank or credit union has increased dramatically as technology has become readily available to use biometrics to ensure that the person conducting the transaction is in fact who they say they are. However, many customers are content with using user IDs and passwords, thus creating a perfect opportunity to show the benefits of biometrics while helping reduce fraud and improve the overall experience.</P><P>According to Marc DeCastro, research director at IDC Financial Insights, "When it comes to improving the overall customer experience, using biometrics seems to be an ideal way to reduce friction by forcing complex passwords, challenge questions, and periodic password changes. That said, in the near term, user IDs and passwords are so engrained in how we operate that it will take time to migrate customers and capture their biometric signatures, so plan accordingly."</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Marc DeCastro IDC TechScape: Worldwide Digitally Enabled Thinking Supply Chain, 2018 <P>This IDC study provides an overview of the many technologies available to support or run a thinking supply chain. It recognizes not only technologies that have been used for decades but also those that have only emerged in the past months and years. It identifies the pros and cons for business executives deciding which digital business technologies will benefit their future operating models. It also raises general awareness of technologies that are projected to transform the supply chain.</P><P>According to Simon Ellis, program VP, IDC Manufacturing Insights, "The digitally enabled thinking supply chain is central to the future success of both manufacturers and retailers. The ability to use digital competencies to both elevate capabilities and drive next-level efficiencies are at the core of this supply chain renaissance. The supply chain is no longer just a cost center, it is an opportunity center."</P> IDC TechScape Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Simon Ellis Outsourcing in an As-a-Service World: Security, Data Ownership, and Governance <P>This IDC Perspective is one of a four-part series and examines the changes in the outsourcing model that will change as a result of cloud computing and cloud services. IDC worked with the Centre for Outsourcing Research and Education to assess this hypothesis, in terms of impact on people, pricing and costs, security and governance, and automation of service delivery.</P><P>Security is the most important hinderance to cloud adoption for most organizations and the topic of security has risen to the board of directors in organizations of all sizes. "Organizations that are well versed in sourcing externally managed services appear to be planning appropriately for using cloud services in a secure manner by learning from their experiences in outsourcing to effectively govern the relationships with cloud providers," according to Jason Bremner, vice president, Industry and Business Solutions. </P> IDC Perspective Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Vijay Kumar, Jason Bremner 2018 IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings: Hotspots and Indicators <P>This IDC Perspective presents the findings of the 2018 IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings. The annual IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings program serves the needs of financial institutions worldwide by presenting current and historical trends in performance by the partner companies that support technology transformation. The rankings data indicates longevity, strength, and commitment to the industry, as well as tracking newcomers and consolidations in the top IT firms globally.</P><P>"The IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings research is an unparalleled base of vendor information for the global financial services industry," says Jerry Silva, global banking research director at IDC Financial Insights. "Institutions worldwide count on this research to help make strategic partner decisions in their journey to transformation."</P> IDC Perspective Tue, 16 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jerry Silva Cloud's Impact on Meeting Manufacturing Business Objectives <P>This IDC Perspective reports the worldwide manufacturing results from IDC's 2018 <I>CloudView Survey</I> of line-of-business cloud buyers and IT operations staff on cloud adoption rates, trends, and attitudes.</P><P>"It's clear from conversations among executives that cloud will play an important role in the manufacturing IT landscape. In fact, manufacturers believe cloud will have more impact on their businesses over the next five years than almost every other technology in the 3rd Platform. Not only are there the costs savings and improved business agility, but cloud will be a key technology to enable digital transformation. While too many manufacturing organizations still rely on an ad hoc approach for cloud, the three-year outlook is very bright as the industry continues to mature," said Reid Paquin, research director, IT Priorities and Strategies, IDC Manufacturing Insights.</P> IDC Perspective Tue, 16 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Reid Paquin Evaluating OSIsoft: Adding Intelligence to IoT Analytics and Information Management <P>This IDC Perspective describes OSIsoft and the application of its PI System to bridge the gap between OT and IT and positions OSIsoft within IDC's decision-centric computing framework for consideration in solutions that may fall outside of the scope of the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).</P><P>"IoT sensor data on its own doesn't have a lot of value; it is dirty, unstructured, and disorganized, and unless the context in which it was captured is known, deriving insights from it is difficult without significant downstream data preparation efforts," says Stewart Bond, director of Data Integration and Integrity Software research at IDC. "OSIsoft's PI System collects sensor data, persists it into a time series database, and connects the physical to digital with its Asset Framework in which data is organized and structured with context and provides a suite of applications for operational analytics and a set of interfaces to the PI System that enables connectivity with business applications and non-IoT technologies, avoiding the need to perform downstream sensor data preparation in business analytics and decision-centric computing use cases."</P> IDC Perspective Tue, 16 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Maureen Fleming, Stewart Bond