IDC Research Types
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This IDC Perspective illustrates what a digital-native enterprise looks like and can achieve when it has "digital" ingrained in the most important aspects of its culture and business. Digital transformation has progressed to where it is ...
This IDC Perspective provides key considerations in device management choices. Device management has evolved significantly since the debut of the iPhone and the Android smartphone. Some early deficits are now long solved, while new challenges ...
This IDC Perspective explores ways to measure the work of external digital transformation (DX) providers that offer digital products, services, and integration. These providers will be critical to digital transformation success in the marketplace. ...
This IDC Perspective identifies five crucial questions that IT executives should ask vendors claiming to offer cybersecurity solutions that incorporate machine learning technology. These questions are intended to identify the data and algorithms ...
This IDC Perspective explores succession planning, a core management practice that is an essential aspect of many companies' annual talent review cycle. Primarily, succession planning is a process for identifying key talent that possess ...
This IDC Perspective is the third of a three-part series that describes business models in the context of IDC's Leading in 3D (L3D) model, focusing on the incorporation stage. Incorporation is the stage where digital transformation (DX) ...
This IDC Perspective highlights some potential risks related to the "indirect use" of software that many enterprises are not aware of and offers advice on key actions that may be taken to assess and mitigate such risks. The document explores ...
This IDC Perspective introduces the use of program-enabling APIs to create new service opportunities, reach broader constituencies, and rapidly scale and enhance service capabilities. It is designed to help government CIOs and program executives ...
This IDC Perspective provides IT leaders with a strategy for handling a public relations crisis and lays out 10 best practices for dealing with a crisis. This strategy can be deployed for the most common threats to technology systems, including:
- Cybersecurity ...
This IDC Perspective discusses IT financial management for the new IT business model. With the digital transformation forcing IT to compete on the open market, IT needs a new business model to run IT as a viable service business. This requires ...
This IDC Perspective examines the soft skills required for digital transformation (DX). The successful implementation of digital transformation projects hinges on more than just the underlying technologies. While these are paramount to DX-related ...
This IDC Perspective provides 12 criteria to use for the selection of a mobile application service provider. Throughout 2016–2017, IDC conducted in-depth telephone interviews with 20 different organizations across the world. Rather than ...
Measuring Digital Transformation Performance: Introducing the IDC Digital Native Enterprise Scorecard 1.0
"In their current state, established enterprises are making uneven progress in digital transformation. Many find themselves challenged by the new set of competitive market forces and digital innovations that are disrupting and digitalizing ...
This IDC Perspective discusses application deployment choices in the age of cloud.
"New options for buying, managing, and deploying applications are here, but so is additional complexity for IT leaders. Examining choices using a structured ...
This IDC Perspective is written for U.S. federal IT executives, human resource professionals, and other senior managers involved in maximizing IT productivity, including those within the project management office (PMO), process engineering, ...
This IDC Perspective is the second part of a three-part series that describes business models in the context of IDC's Leading in 3D (L3D) model, focusing on the integration stage. It explains the types and importance of integration, contains ...
This IDC Perspective discusses how DX requires focus on business not categories.
Category management is a practice that has been successfully leveraged to drive savings from the rationalization of technology categories used across ...