rsssmb https://www.idc.com/rss/2810.do IDC RSS alerts Targeting Remote Work Challenges, VMware's Anywhere Workspace Offering Bundles Device Management, Security, and Remote Access https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=lcUS47631421&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>VMware's Anywhere Workspace product bundle of unified endpoint management (UEM), endpoint security, and remote access technologies aims to solve some of the hardest problems that IT teams face with supporting remote workers, while establishing an offering that few competitors in the market can match on a product-for-product basis. </P> IDC Link Tue, 27 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT Phil Hochmuth U.S. Enterprises Will Prioritize Connectivity Program Investment to Enable and Support Hybrid Workers https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US47630521&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight analyzes U.S. results of IDC's <I>Future Enterprise Resiliency </I><I>and</I><I> Spending Survey</I> conducted in February 2021 among 738 enterprise respondents in the United States, APAC, and EMEA. </P><P>U.S. enterprise organizations will continue to prioritize connectivity program investment to address the growing technology needs of remote and hybrid workers. Reliable ubiquitous mobile connectivity will be essential to the overall productivity and effectiveness of hybrid work models and serve as a primary enabler for expanded frontline mobile worker use cases. This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights trends regarding connectivity program investment priority among the United States–based enterprises over the next two years.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Mon, 26 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT Bryan Bassett Digitally Resilient Small and Medium-Sized Businesses and the Future of Work https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=AP47374721&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>The COVID-19 pandemic brought about unprecedented changes across the globe. Within a short period, people had to adjust their way of life rapidly — from physically distancing with one another to wearing face masks — to contain the spread of the virus. To keep economies going while keeping people safe, businesses were forced to mandate remote work. Shortly, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) had to reexamine their work initiatives and strategies to keep up with the new trends, behaviors, and demands brought about by this landscape.</P><P>This IDC Perspective covers the outlook of SMBs on the future of work, specifically concerning the three interdependent and interconnected pillars of augmentation, culture, and space. It also offers a glimpse of the challenges on the future of work that they have experienced and provides a reference for SMBs' future of work priority areas. Finally, the document gives insights into future of work technology investments that SMBs will be making in the next six to 24 months.</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 23 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT Sabrina Tamayo, Celeste Narvaez, Daniel-Zoe Jimenez Access to Key Resources for Remote Workers: How Regions Differ https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US47616421&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight compares the support for remote workers across geographies and whether they have sufficient access to the key technology, data, and collaborators they need to be productive. It draws data from IDC's February 2021 <I>Future Enterprise Resiliency </I><I>and </I><I>Spending </I><I>S</I><I>tudy</I> — a survey of 790 IT and business leaders across the United States, Asia/Pacific, and EMEA. Respondents came from a wide variety of countries and industries. A key goal of the survey was to understand how organizations are transforming to become more digitally resilient as they execute on strategic planning in 2021. </P><P>"While it's clear that most organizations have adapted to support access to applications, data, and collaborators for remote workers across the globe, the aggregated total numbers mask key regional differences in deployment," says Amy Loomis, research director, Future of Work. "IDC sees strong opportunities for IT vendors to normalize remote access to critical resources from any device, anytime, anywhere for <I>all </I>employees."</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 21 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT Amy Loomis, Ph.D. Asia/Pacific* Spending on Security Solutions Expected to Reach US $23.1 billion in 2021, IDC Reports https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAP47619121&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication SINGAPORE, April 20, 2021 – According to the latest IDC Worldwide Semiannual Security Spending Guide , Spending on security hardware, services, and software in Asia/Pacific* is expected to reach US $23.1 billion in 2021 – an increase of 12.6% over the previous year. IDC expects investment on security related products and services to grow at a five-year CAGR of 13.3% over the forecast period (2019-24) and reach US $35 billion by 2024. This growth is driven by increased cloud adoption, massive WFH migration, and transformation projects by enterprises to overcome operational challenges. Research Press Release Mon, 19 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT Enterprise Spending Impact on Operational Agility: Mobile/Remote Worker Connectedness and Services-Related Investments for 2021 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US47608321&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight provides insight into how enterprises are evolving their IT budgets to ensure connectivity with remote workers, driven by the shifts in work patterns because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The document contains data from IDC's <I>Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending (FERS) Wave 2 Survey </I>conducted in February and March of 2021. The purpose of the FERS survey series (12 monthly surveys) is to explore a range of topics related to IT spending priorities, digital resiliency, and technology/organizational priorities in the next normal. In <I>FERS Wave </I><I>2</I><I> Survey, </I>IDC explored worldwide enterprise expectations for spending on remote worker connectivity platforms and services, including VPN, mobile broadband, and dedicated business broadband lines. It segmented results based on planned spending changes for 2021 versus 2020. The survey solicited replies from 790 respondents across the United States, Europe, and Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) as well as across a range of industries.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 16 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT Paul Hughes How Mature Are European SMBs in Terms of Their Digital Transformation (Part 1: Overall Adoption View) https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=EUR147578021&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights digital transformation adoption trends among European small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which were impacted heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the first of a series of four spotlights that show views of overall adoption as well as adoption by company size, industry, and company maturity. It is based on IDC's <I>Worldwide SMB Technology Buyer Survey</I>, October 2020 (n = 745 respondents from the U.K., Germany, and France).</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT Simone de Bruin, Naima Camara How Mature Are European SMBs in Terms of Their Digital Transformation? (Part 2: Company Size View) https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=EUR147578121&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines digital transformation adoption trends among European small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which were impacted heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the second of a series of four IDC Survey Spotlights that show views of overall adoption as well as adoption by company size, industry, and company maturity. It is based on IDC's <I>Worldwide SMB Technology Buyer Survey</I>, October 2020 (n = 745 respondents from the U.K., Germany, and France). </P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT Simone de Bruin, Naima Camara How Mature Are European SMBs in Terms of Their Digital Transformation? (Part 3: Industry View) https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=EUR147578221&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights digital transformation adoption trends of European small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which were impacted heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the third of four IDC Survey Spotlights that show overall DX adoption, adoption by company size, adoption by industry, and adoption by company maturity. It is based on IDC's <I>Worldwide </I><I>SMB Technology Buyer</I><I> Survey</I> conducted in October 2020.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT Simone de Bruin, Naima Camara How Mature Are European SMBs in Terms of Their Digital Transformation? (Part 4: Company Maturity View) https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=EUR147578321&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights digital transformation adoption trends of European small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which were impacted heavily by the COVID-19 pandemic. It is the fourth of four IDC Survey Spotlights that show overall DX adoption, adoption by company size, adoption by industry, and adoption by company maturity. It is based on IDC's <I>Worldwide </I><I>SMB Technology Buyer</I><I> Survey</I> conducted in October 2020.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 14 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT Simone de Bruin, Naima Camara