Hospitality enterprises require wired and wireless networks that can readily accommodate a litany of growing demands. Travelers expect seamless connectivity to multiple devices that support both work and leisure. The hospitality industry tackles these challenges in the face of unique facility considerations and disparate points of organizational decision making.
The application of digital technology will fundamentally impact the business and clinical processes of healthcare and life sciences organizations. DX has become the source of innovation and creativity for new business and care delivery models, enhanced experiences, and improved financial performance.
This IDC Technology Spotlight looks at the role of Riverbed in accelerating digital transformation by addressing the new requirements for a cloud-ready enterprise.
Digital transformation (DX) is the driving force behind new initiatives in financial services worldwide. However, a recent IDC survey found that fewer than 5% of institutions have started or completed a
digital transformation strategy. One of the 3rd Platform technologies that form the basis of DX is mobility. This Market Spotlight explores the issues of mobility in financial services in the larger DX context.
DC Retail Insights strongly believes that the new rules of retail put the industry on a wholly new playing field replete with new business models and competitors; informed, empowered, and connected customers; and continually emerging and interweaving channels.
Though the notion of the "perfect order" is unachievable in practice, it is a conceptually worthwhile goal for companies aspiring to best-in-class service performance. The capabilities to closely align all functions within the supply chain, in terms of both product and information movement, will enable consistent and repeatable improvements in service levels, driving both sales and profit growth.
Cyberthreats are intensifying with healthcare organizations facing thousands of attacks on a daily basis. Hundreds of them are potentially dangerous, and at least ten are so severe the CISO should call in law enforcement.
This Vendor Spotlight examines the importance of continuous application assessment for identifying security vulnerabilities. It also discusses how WhiteHat Security can help healthcare organizations improve their security and risk posture.
This document challenges the traditional role and purpose of a manufacturing operations management (MOM) solution and discusses the benefits that a well-executed MOM solution can yield.
This IDC Technology Spotlight examines the impact of the mobile computing landscape on today's workforce.
This Market Spotlight examines how hyperconverged systems are bridging the gap between feature-rich traditional integrated infrastructure used by enterprises and scale-out infrastructure found within 3rd Platform, hyperscale datacenters. The paper also offers guidance for buyers of hyperconverged systems.
This Vendor Spotlight examines the changing storage market, including the commoditization of general-purpose storage and the open source storage stack. It also looks at the evolution of Red Hat as a provider of storage software solutions and the company's role in ushering in a new era of open software-defined storage.
As retailers digitally transform their businesses, several technologies are forming the new fabric of store infrastructure, enabling real-time interactions with products, people, and processes. These technologies, described by IDC as the 3rd Platform and 3rd Platform accelerators, include mobile, big data, social, cloud, and the IoT.
This Technology Spotlight explores these trends and the role that Pricer (a well-established vendor specializing in electronic shelf label [ESL] solutions) plays with technology that trilaterates product position for an improved "measured" shelf position.
As companies increasingly look to transform their businesses with mobility, they need to consider the core management and security infrastructure that will enable these services. This Technology Spotlight examines the important role played by enterprise mobility management (EMM) technology in managing the security challenge posed by the combination of mobile devices and cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps.
This Technology Spotlight examines issues around security and the undergoing transformation from negative to positive and from obstructionist to an enablementand role. It also highlights how Thycotic solutions play in addressing associated challenges.
With the advent of the 3rd Platform, the evolution toward cloud-based IT is not an either-or
proposition. Hybrid cloud is a viable option for any organization looking to leverage, rather than
replace or abandon, existing internal IT frameworks.
Today’s businesses are facing many challenges as technology innovation continues to transform how and where business is conducted. One of the biggest challenges organizations face is technology integration within business workflows.
The "people dimension" of digital transformation means that human resources (HR) organizations need to actively participate in contributing to better business outcomes through improved workforce visibility and effectiveness. Only with effective management and deployment of the enterprise's workforce resources can HR contribute directly to achieving positive business results.
Mobility and IoT (Internet of things) will continue to drive growth and innovation across all industries
that depend on IT resources. The need for remote support of those devices that drive mobility and the
IoT within both the enterprise and the small and medium-sized business workplace is greater than it
has ever been.
Cloud computing and other pillars of the 3rd Platform (Big Data, mobility, and social business) are driving profound change in datacenter networking and application delivery.