Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the second biggest retail and ecommerce sales events globally each year (second only to Singles Day). During this time, companies would historically hire an abundance of temporary labor to ramp up their ability to move product onto their racks and move this material off of those same shelves to the customer. But, the well documented shortage of labor in many major markets, including the US, Japan, Germany, and more, has made it more difficult and more expensive to increase capacity in this manner. Companies today, however, have a new set of tools at their disposal to help ramp up capacity. Robots are helping companies more quickly adapt to short term capacity increase requirements.
IDC’s top 10 predictions for the 2019 worldwide connected vehicle market were developed with input from technology and product vendors, service providers, and technology buyers in the automotive, IT, and government segments as well as from IDC’s connected vehicle analysts. These predictions focus on providing guidance on key connected vehicle trends that impact the automotive service value chain, from vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) and tier 1 suppliers to wireless network operators and state and local governments.
Utilities are facing challenges in their transformation journey. They need to overcome siloed initiatives by integrating and orchestrating change across the organization. They need to strengthen weak road maps, which are responsible for the transformation deadlock. They must close their talent gap and overcome their inability to scale up innovation. Finally, they need to introduce new sets of key performance indicators (KPIs). This journey is neither easy nor painless, but if they will do it right, they will deliver value to customers, employees, shareholders, and society.
The 3D printing market continues to advance with new price/performance levels achieved on an ongoing basis. The result of this market evolution is that new applications satisfied by 3D printing are either recently available or expected to be available in the near future. The end result is that 3D printing is part of a technology ecosystem that is fueling substantial digital transformation (DX) activity.
We’re experiencing unprecedent disruption in how businesses operate, driven largely by changes in customer expectations and behavior. For organizations with the cultural fortitude to capitalize on the trends presented in IDC’s FutureScape report, “IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2019 Predictions”, the next four to five years offer the opportunity to dramatically improve performance, while the less able and willing struggle to retain customers and margin. These predictions are discussed in greater detail within the IDC FutureScape report, along with our assessment of their IT impact and our recommendations for how organizations should approach these initiatives. For a sample of predictions plus IT Impact and recommendations, visit the web conference link mentioned at the end of this blog.
Educating today’s digital natives — including today’s millennials and Generation Z — requires a new paradigm of pedagogy. In fact, Marc Prensky, inventor of the term “digital natives,” hypothesized that the massive proliferation of digital technology globally in the last two decades has changed the way students deliberate and assimilate information, making it hard for them to excel academically if schools still use the outmoded pedagogy methods of days gone by. Therefore, students raised in a digital, media-saturated ecosystem require media-rich digital content to learn effectively.
This IDC FutureScape presents the IDC Worldwide Robotics team’s analysis of key drivers relating to robotics and drone technologies, and how these drivers are likely to shape the development of robotics and drones in the planning horizon of 2019 through 2024. The development and deployment of robotics (including drones) in various industries continued to accelerate in 2017, with double-digit growth based on IDC research.
With PTC’s $70M acquisition of generative design software vendor Frustum announced today, and the continued focus on expanding generative design capabilities by Autodesk, Dassault Systèmes, and Siemens, manufacturers have multiple options for AI and machine learning-infused CAD and CAE (i.e. simulation).
This IDC Financial Insights study presents the top 10 predictions — in no particular order — for payment leaders to consider as they think through their upcoming plans. A common set of key drivers are included so that technology leaders can look at the broader conditions beyond the predictions.