rssconsumer IDC RSS alerts Bringing a Zero-Trust Architecture to Secure IoT <P>This IDC Market Note discusses the importance of a zero-trust framework for enterprise IoT deployments. IoT can very easily become the weak link or entry point for attacks in any organization, which is why IoT solutions need to be secure by design. Extending a zero-trust framework to IoT deployments can enhance security and reduce risk, but it is an enterprisewide strategy that requires a complete understanding of all IoT systems on the network. </P> Market Note Fri, 24 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Romain Fouchereau, Marcelo Lecocq Digital Transformation Strategies in Utilities Operations <P>This IDC Web Conference examines digital transformation strategies in utilities operations. Utilities are under constant pressure to improve the performance and reliability of their assets. Digital transformation in the area of utilities operations can improve the efficiency, availability, and economics of their assets. In addition, digitizing your utility's operational processes and procedures can ensure regulatory compliance and the safety of a utility's employees and the customers that the utility serves all while reducing overall operations and maintenance costs. This IDC Web Conference takes a look at some of the operational challenges utilities are facing and the digital investment opportunities that can address them.</P> Web Conference Proceeding: Tech Buyer Fri, 24 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT John Villali Enabling Frictionless Journeys in Retail <P>This IDC Web Conference explores the challenges and solutions for retailers today as they enhance their analytical capabilities. Enabling frictionless journeys isn't as simple as implementing operational, customer-facing processes. To be effective, it requires deep analytical maturity to support decision-making across the organization, which in turn, requires the right people, processes, and technology. But how do retailers with less mature capabilities get there, from where they sit today? </P> Web Conference Proceeding: Tech Buyer Fri, 24 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Jon Duke IDC's 3rd Platform Industry Spending Guides Provide In-Depth Sub-Industry Forecasts for Technology Investments Across Nine Industries IDC has published a series of 3rd Platform Industry Spending Guides that provide in-depth forecasts for technology spending across nine industries. Research Press Release Fri, 24 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Market Analysis Perspective: U.S. Consumer Communications Services, 2021 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective examines key trends impacting the U.S. consumer communications services markets. In this presentation, we focus on competitive positioning, market share, and service bundling and analyze survey data drawn from IDC's <I>2021 Consumer Communications Services Survey,</I> which generated responses from 1,000 U.S. consumers covering broadband, bundles, mobile, and other value-added services.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 24 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Jason Blackwell Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Network and Communication Infrastructure, 2021 — Enabling Technologies <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) for wired and wireless communications infrastructure enabling technologies provides an analysis of trends related to networking technology providers and cloud and communications service providers (SPs). It provides the industry highlights, market landscape, competitive assessment, outlook, and essential guidance relating to semiconductors and platforms in networking and communications infrastructure. Views of the future markets and enabling technology research areas for 5G/6G mobile telecommunications and datacenter network infrastructure are summarized.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Fri, 24 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Ben Sheen Worldwide Product Information Management and Syndication Applications Forecast, 2021–2025: Product Experiences Drive Customer Experiences <P>This IDC study provides a forecast for the worldwide product information management and syndication applications market through 2025. The COVID-19 pandemic will have a long-lasting impact on the market by accelerating the adoption of ecommerce, ensuring that PIMS software will be key for growth in the years to come. IDC forecasts the market will see a double-digit CAGR through 2025.</P><P>"Of all the applications markets we track, product information management and syndication (PIMS) has seen some of the most evolution over the past five years. Once viewed as strictly back-office data management tools, PIMS applications are now considered critical to manage commerce experiences," says Jordan Jewell, research director, Digital Commerce at IDC. "Through 2025, we expect this trend to continue and forecast that PIMS application vendors will consequentially see strong growth."</P> Market Forecast Fri, 24 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Jordan Jewell European Mass Market Telecom Services Market Forecast, 2020–2025 <P>This IDC Market Forecast analyzes the telecommunications market in Western Europe (WE) in terms of mass market services, and it examines the market outlook and trends for 2020–2025. For the purposes of this study, mass market telecom services are defined as connectivity and pay TV services aimed at the consumer and small office/home office (SOHO) markets. This study discusses the key market trends and challenges, as well as the competitive dynamics in these markets. </P><P>"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, work and home life have started blending for many customers. The 'always on' consumer and the wider availability of midrange 5G-enabled devices will present an opportunity for growth. With this in mind, European telecom service providers will offer 5G-ready devices and service bundles driven by new tech capabilities that enable customers to manage their workloads and access education or entertainment, anywhere and at any time." — Senior Research Analyst Dusanka Radonicic, IDC Telecom and Networking</P> Market Forecast Thu, 23 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Dusanka Radonicic IDC Market Glance: Future of Work — Culture, 3Q21 <P>This IDC Market Glance explores the current makeup of the future of work technology landscape for the future of work "culture" pillar, illustrates who some of the players are, and depicts the segments and structure of the market.</P> Market Presentation Thu, 23 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Holly Muscolino, Amy Loomis, Ph.D. Market Analysis Perspective: U.S. Mobile and Internet of Things Communications Services, 2021 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective encapsulates IDC insights and data on the technologies, industry dynamics, and trends influencing the U.S. wireless service provider market. IDC's Mobile and Internet of Things Communications Services focuses on technologies and go-to-market strategies for consumer and business mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity services.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Thu, 23 Sep 2021 04:00:00 GMT Sandra Wendelken, Carrie MacGillivray, Jason Leigh