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Top 10 Worldwide Future of Work 2019 Predictions

IDC Future of Work 2019 Predictions

Technology is changing the concept of work as we know it and the technological advances anticipated over the next several years will dramatically continue to do so. This evolution is expected to have a substantial impact on an organization’s work culture, work space and workforce. Specifically, each of these organizational pillars is influenced in the following manner:

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Top 10 Worldwide Retail 2019 Predictions

IDC Retail 2019 Predictions

This IDC FutureScape provides retail IT executives across the globe with actionable insights and analysis for likely future technology and business scenarios. The intended readers of this IDC FutureScape include but are not limited to members of the executive, business, and IT leadership of retail organizations worldwide.

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Digital Determination in Pharma and Life Sciences: The Time is Now for European Supply Chains

Digital Determination in Pharma and Life Sciences

Life sciences supply chains need to adjust to increasingly complex environments globally. Pharma manufacturers and wholesalers in Europe must undergo a fundamental transformation to remain competitive in this market. The rapidly approaching deadline of the European Union’s Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) for drug serialization and traceability is currently the top concern of life science companies supplying pharmaceutical products to the European markets. However, companies can take this opportunity to upgrade their digital systems and operations and realize the broader potential of the 3rd platform and innovation accelerator technologies to achieve “smart compliance,” deriving a longer-term business value for their supply chains.

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Worldwide Customer Experience 2019 Predictions

IDC CX 2019 Predictions

Providing a differentiated customer experience is becoming more difficult for brands. Yes, customers are integrating more technology into their lives that results in more channels engage with and more data for the brand, it also makes it more difficult to provide a consistent experience across those channels to effectively and contextually target those customers with the right experience without more technology. It is becoming a never-ending cycle.

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Top 10 Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2019 Predictions

IDC Worldwide Enterprise Infrastructure 2019 Predictions

IT leaders have never had so much choice in their infrastructure strategies, on-premises, off-premises, and the increasingly common hybrid model. With this expanding range of choices comes the potential to positively impact budgets, staffing, operational effectiveness, and business outcomes by reaching the right balance.

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Retail Robotics

Robots Help Deliver Your Black Friday Purchases

Robots Will Help Deliver Black Friday Purchases

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.

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Top 10 Worldwide Connected Vehicle 2019 Predictions

IDC Worldwide Connected Vehicle 2019 Predictions

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.

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Top 10 Worldwide Utilities 2019 Predictions

IDC Utilities 2019 Predictions

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.

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Worldwide 3D Printing 2019 Predictions

IDC 3D Printing 2019 Predictions

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.

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2019 Predictions Cloud IDC FutureScape - Worldwide Predictions

Worldwide Cloud 2019 Predictions

IDC Cloud 2019 Predictions

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.

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