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  • Moving from Crisis to Recovery

    How Tech Builds Business Resiliency and Enables Agility


    As the world faces the COVID-19 pandemic, technology has proven to be key in keeping businesses afloat by enabling remote work, agile business, and external digital engagement. In the longer-term, organizations will leverage technology to underpin every process, initiative, and value chain as they journey to the next normal. More now than ever, organizations are looking for new ideas and emerging best practices from their technology partners.

    Moving From Crisis to Recovery: Why Tech is Critical to Success
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    The Challenge of Selling in the Next Normal
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    IDC Digital Resiliency Investment Index

    IDC’s Digital Resiliency Investment Index provides a composite view of digital resiliency investment among all organizations worldwide and tracks targeted investments as a predictor of future levels of resiliency. It is comprised of two factors – digital core investments and digital innovation investments; together, they make up the Digital Resiliency Index Score.

    Worldwide Digital Resiliency Investment Index

    April 2021

  • Focus on innovation showed signs of rebound in April, as COVID vaccine roll-outs drove optimism and lockdown measures eased
  • Uptick in forward-looking investments aimed at accelerating the business should ensure that core investments remain stable and digital transformation remains a top priority
  • The extent to which organizations are investing in IT, digital transformation, cloud, security, and remote worker technologies – the core elements needed for digital resiliency.
    The extent to which organizations are allocating tech investments towards accelerating the business versus adapting to the crisis.
    The combination of digital core and digital innovation investments.
    IDC Digital Resiliency Investment Index

    IDC’s Digital Resiliency Investment Index provides a composite view of digital resiliency investment among all organizations worldwide and tracks targeted investments as a predictor of future levels of resiliency. It is comprised of two factors – digital core investments and digital innovation investments; together, they make up the Digital Resiliency Index Score.

    Regional Digital Resiliency Investment Index

    April 2021

  • Significant rebound in US business confidence drove increased focus on business acceleration last month, as many companies emerged from lockdown restrictions
  • European sentiment towards innovation investments dipped slightly, reflecting uneven nature of recovery in different countries; AP remains stable, led by China
  • IDC’s Worldwide Black Book Live Edition

    IDC’s Worldwide Black Book Live Edition is the industry standard for up to date global IT forecasts. It includes monthly analysis of the status and projected growth of the worldwide ICT industry in 100 countries and is the benchmark for consistent, detailed market data across six continents.

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    Coronavirus Impact:

    IT Spending 2020-2023

    Worldwide IT Spending YoY Growth,
    March 2021 Forecast

    Includes IT spending only; excludes telecom spending and new categories; nominal growth includes inflation


    Source: Source: IDC’s Worldwide Black Book: Live Edition
    (March 2021)

    IDC’s Worldwide Black Book Live Edition

    IDC’s Worldwide Black Book Live Edition is the industry standard for up to date global IT forecasts. It includes monthly analysis of the status and projected growth of the worldwide ICT industry in 100 countries and is the benchmark for consistent, detailed market data across six continents.

    Learn More
    Coronavirus Impact:

    IT Spending by Technology

    Worldwide YoY 2020 Growth (constant currency)
    March Forecasts

    Includes IT spending only; excludes telecom spending and new categories; nominal growth includes inflation


    Source: Source: IDC’s Worldwide Black Book: Live Edition (March 2021)

    IDC’s Worldwide Black Book Live Edition

    IDC’s Worldwide Black Book Live Edition is the industry standard for up to date global IT forecasts. It includes monthly analysis of the status and projected growth of the worldwide ICT industry in 100 countries and is the benchmark for consistent, detailed market data across six continents.

    Learn More
    Coronavirus Impact:

    IT Spending by Region

    Worldwide YoY 2020 Growth (constant currency)
    March Forecasts

    Includes IT spending only; excludes telecom spending and new categories; nominal growth includes inflation


    Source: IDC’s Worldwide Black Book: Live Edition (March 2021)

    The Five Stages to Enterprise Recovery

    Leveraging Technology to Flatten the Curve and Emerge Digitally Fit

    IDC's vision of the Future Enterprise is an organization that underpins business processes with technology, is fueled by innovation, is platform-enabled, and ecosystem-centric. The pandemic underscored the importance of digital transformation in the eyes of CEOs who now find themselves at a decision point – to follow the same course of cost cutting as previous recessions have dictated - or to flatten their own organization's recessionary curve by leveraging technology.

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  • Future IT: Transforming the IT Organization for the Future Enterprise

    Serge Findling, Martha Rounds

    Jun 04, 2021 | Doc #US47855921

  • Digital Resiliency: The Role of Data, Analytics, and Artificial Intelligence

    Christopher Lee Marshall, Jessie Danqing Cai, Dylan Yap

    Jun 04, 2021 | Doc #AP47386421

  • Digital Infrastructure Resiliency Trending Higher as Enterprises Set Tech Investment Priorities for Next Two Years

    Andrew Buss, Archana Venkatraman, Ashish Nadkarni, Brad Casemore, Dave McCarthy, Elaina Stergiades, Leslie Rosenberg, Mary Johnston Turner, Rick Villars, Stephen Elliot

    May 31, 2021 | Doc #US47812821