Author Archives: IDC

Markets and Trends

Why China is the Proving Ground for Enterprise Service Opportunities

Enterprise service China

Following the 2014 Summer Davos Forum, China’s State Council issued a series of formal opinions in 2015 that outlined detailed general principles and measurement guidelines meant to encourage entrepreneurship and innovation, pursue innovation-driven development, and improve employment in China.

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Business Leadership & Strategy

4 Ways Intelligent ERP Can Transform Your Organization

Intelligent ERP

IDC’s research shows that today’s systems of record are being replaced by new systems of intelligence, which layer in new autonomic and predictive intelligence assets. This revolution, fueled by Digital Transformation, is highly visible in the ERP application suite.

IDC calls this enhanced ERP portfolio “intelligent ERP” (i-ERP) and “intelligent applications” (i-Apps). These products are starting to run businesses in an increasingly digital world.

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Technologies

Why the Robotics Industry is Poised for a $218 Billion Windfall

Robotics Industry Windfall

Still think wide-scale robotics is the stuff of science fiction? Think again: global spending on robotics and drones solutions will total $103.1 billion in 2018 alone, a 22.1% increase over 2017. By 2021, IDC predicts that spending will double, accounting for a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.4%.

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IoT and the Edge

Why Your Enterprise’s Board Will Ask About 5G Connectivity

5G Connectivity

Organizations are already using 3rd Platform technologies, including mobile capabilities, to enhance how they operate and interact with stakeholders. Knowing how to elevate and accelerate current initiatives is critical to executing a successful, Digital-Transformation (DX) based strategy. One way to use these tools to accomplish a DX-driven goal is to combine these technologies to maximize value for their organization.

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Artificial Intelligence and DaaS

Is Blockchain Disrupting Data Integration and Integrity?

Blockchain Data Integrity Disruption

While it is a newer technology, blockchain is already disrupting financial services, insurance, healthcare and supply chain solutions. Two main causes of this disruption are blockchain’s ability to enable disintermediation, and how it provides an immutable historical record of data. Blockchain technology itself solves many of the problems that data governance professionals, and data management technology vendors have been trying to solve for years: group consensus on the most recent version of the truth for a given entity, and full instance lineage (provenance) of the data.

While blockchain has been able to transform these solutions, forward-thinkers are asking: will blockchain have the same disruptive effect on data management? There are two main factors to consider when assessing blockchain’s potential to disrupt data integration, storage, and data integrity:

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