rsssmb IDC RSS alerts Leveraging Globalized Talent Acquisition in Remote Work Models <P>This IDC Perspective discusses the opportunities and challenges in globalizing talent acquisition practices in response to the growing acceptance of remote workforce models, identifying key technology attributes that enable the approach.</P><P>"While beginning to slowly return to normal, companies are weighing the pros and cons of remote work models with many offering this model or a hybrid solution as a permanent way of work. The change to a dominantly remote workforce in turn provides additional opportunity within talent acquisition. Recruiters in the new paradigm are no longer restricted by geography in their search for talent — able to widen that search to all parts of the globe," says Matthew Merker, research manager, Talent Acquisition and Strategy, IDC.</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 23 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Matthew Merker Do Home Consumers or Home Workers Provide the Greater Opportunity for Pages? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight contains an extract of the results of an end-user study conducted by IDC's European Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions (IPDS) Research Group in 2Q21 aimed at gaining insight into the market dynamics related to home print volumes and what the pages are related to. It is one of a series of reports, but this document specifically provides insight into print services market dynamics and the need to better address customer goals.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 15 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Phil Sargeant The Future of Public Sector Technology in the Middle East: IDC's ICT Market Outlook for the Post-Pandemic World, 2021 <P>Digital transformation in the public sector took a sharp turn last year, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Remote work, virtual care, and digital learning are now part of the new normal. At the same time, the focus on paperless governance, data excellence, and automation was strengthened. This IDC Web Conference Proceeding presents IDC's analysis and findings on the changing dynamics in the Middle East's government, healthcare, and education sectors. The session covers the IT spending outlook for 2021 and beyond, provides CIO perspectives from the public sector, and outlines the potential opportunities for technology providers.</P> Web Conference Proceeding: Tech Supplier Tue, 13 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Massimiliano Claps, Nagia El-Emary, Jebin George, Uzair Mujtaba Are European Enterprises Spending More on Distributed Workforces This Year? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines whether companies are planning to maintain remote working arrangements or allow employees to work remotely post-pandemic and whether enterprises are spending more on productivity tools to enable corresponding work models. These findings are based on waves 1, 2, and 4 of IDC's <I>Future Enterprise Resilienc</I><I>y</I><I> and Spending (</I><I>FERS</I><I>) Survey</I>, conducted in February and May 2021.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 07 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Kevin Restivo IDC Virtual Client Computing Vision Japan 2021:変容する企業ネットワーク、ポストCOVID-19の新たな要件にどう対応すべきか <P>本Web Conference Proceeding: Tech BuyerはIDC Japan コミュニケーションズ リサーチマネージャーである小野 陽子による講演の内容をプレゼンテーションスライドと音声ファイルによって提供するものである。</P><P>企業ネットワークは進化しつつある。近年、クラウド利用の拡大とSoftware-Defined化の波がWANのアーキテクチャや運用管理を大きく変えつつある。加えて、ポストCOVID-19(新型コロナウイルス感染症の収束後)では、リモートとオフィスのハイブリッドな働き方が当たり前になり、ネットワークに対しても従来とは異なるアプローチが必要になると考えられる。本講演では、ポストCOVID-19のハイブリッドワークのサポートを含めて、新たな企業ネットワークの在り方を議論する。</P> Web Conference Proceeding: Tech Buyer Wed, 07 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Yoko Ono Japan IT Spending Forecast by Vertical Segment, Company Employee Size and Company Revenue, 2021−2025 <P>This IDC study presents the actual IT spending in 2019 and 2020, and the IT spending forecast from 2021 to 2025 by industry segment, company size, and annual turnover in the Japan IT market. This report also analyzes IT spending by dividing the industries into 21 categories, company size and product segments into five categories, and annual turnover into four categories, and discusses IT spending trends observed in each industry segment.</P><P>Working from home, teleworking, distance learning, telemedicine, online shopping, online events, and online meetings, which are becoming more prevalent during the COVID-19 pandemic, are gaining recognition as instruments to connect people who cannot gather because of time, distance, or cost constraints in addition to the consideration of preventing the risk of infection through face-to-face contact and meetings in closed spaces. Many people realize that new connections with people through IT, which could not be achieved in the past, have the potential to create new value.</P><P>"Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, IT is serving as an instrument to connect people and organizations in new ways. It is important for IT suppliers to consider together with user companies how IT can bring new values to different industries and provide support in each industry," says Akira Muranishi, group manager, IT Spending, IDC Japan.</P> Market Forecast Tue, 06 Jul 2021 04:00:00 GMT Akira Muranishi The Mobile-Enabled Workforce: Reliance and Dependence <P>This IDC Market Perspective examines evolving trends regarding mobile technology enablement, reliance, and dependency for U.S. workers. This document discusses a new approach to analyzing mobile worker segments by taking into consideration the level of dependency a worker has on mobile technology as a differentiator for mobile enablement.</P><P>"In 2021, the majority of U.S. adults own one or more mobile devices, as we have all collectively become dependent on mobile technology to varying degrees both inside and outside of the workplace," said Bryan Bassett, senior research analyst, Enterprise Mobility at IDC. "While some workers rely on their mobile devices to supplement their primary workflows, other workers completely depend on them as mobile-first workflows are shaping modern day business strategies."</P> Market Perspective Wed, 30 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Bryan Bassett How Have Digital Transformation Efforts of Small and Medium-Sized Business Changed <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight compares the small and medium-sized business (SMB) digital transformation (DX) effort before and since the emergence of the global COVID-19 pandemic. It investigates both the shift in priority of digital transformation and the shift in digital maturity now that organizations have had some time to pivot their businesses.</P><P>According to Shari Lava, research director, IDC's Worldwide Small and Medium Business, "Prior to the emergence of COVID-19, both small and medium-sized businesses were less focused on digital transformation than their enterprise peers. At the outset of the pandemic, many SMBs planned to cut technology spending, but quickly reversed course and instead started investing in technology. The challenge now is harnessing that technology into a full transformation strategy to really get maximum benefits."</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Tue, 29 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Shari Lava Strong Appetite for Corporate-Liable Connectivity Spending, Though Reopenings and Return to Office Trends Reduce Urgency <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the worldwide and U.S. enterprise appetite for corporate-liable funded mobile and work-from-home connectivity. As the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about new norms around work location, companies are beginning to take a discerning look at the most seamless, secure, and cost-effective means of enabling employee productivity no matter where the work occurs.</P><P>While some companies are proactively investing in these new workplace models, the prospect of a post-pandemic return to the office and in-person work has other companies considering ways of reducing their spend on employee connectedness.</P><P>Insights are derived from 800 IT decision-maker responses in IDC's monthly <I>Future Enterprise Resiliency </I><I>and </I><I>Spending Survey </I>(Wave 4, May 2021), which examines enterprise spending and investment plans in digital transformation, business resiliency, and specific IT technologies.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Tue, 29 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Jason Leigh Preparing Your Enterprise Network for a Hybrid Workforce, Including Employees Returning to Work <P>This IDC Perspective helps technology buyers consider their enterprise network strategies and priorities for the remainder of 2021 and beyond.</P><P>"The COVID-19 pandemic has ushered in significant changes to the ways organizations must architect and manage their networks. Putting plans in place to support remote workers should be a priority. At the same time, preparing your enterprise campus for a 'repopulation' of workers and guests is equally vital," said Brandon Butler, senior research analyst, Network Infrastructure at IDC. "The overarching goal for organizations should be to ensure that technology is an enabler, rather than a detractor, to your organization's connectivity goals. Ensuring secure and reliable connectivity to any employee or guest, no matter where they are, should be the top overall goal."</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 28 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Rohit Mehra, Brandon Butler, Rich Costello