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Articles for the keywords: IDG Research
24 Mar 2016 Top 7 Steps for Turning IT into a Catalyst for Change [50943]
Datalink, March 24th, 2016

One of the key findings in a recent Datalink-commissioned IDG Research Services survey on IT investment and business outcomes is that in order to be successful, IT organizations must do a better job of linking investments to business outcomes. They must be more proactive and more focused on business objectives, and take the lead in helping the business leverage IT to meet them.

In other words, IT must become a catalyst for change within the organization and a strategic partner to the business. When asked how they would do that, more than 100 IT executives from large U.S. companies gave a wide range of responses. The steps mentioned most frequently include:..
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02 Feb 2016 Business Drivers Reshape It Spending: IDG Survey [49601]
Datalink, February 2nd, 2016

Organizations today are increasingly tying IT spending decisions to strategic business goals rather than to traditional considerations such as scheduled technology refreshes, according to a new IDG Research Services survey of IT leaders conducted on behalf of Datalink (Nasdaq: DTLK). The survey found that business-related factors such as customer/client experience improvements, cost management, operational efficiency gains and risk mitigation now rank in the top five priorities in deciding where to invest IT dollars, joining IT security enhancement as the leading drivers of technology investments.

These findings indicate a major shift in IT spending habits. Survey respondents reported that these top five investment drivers as well as revenue growth have become up to 75% more important in shaping IT expenditures in the last two years. In the same period, technology-specific influencers have become 25% less important in IT budgeting. Maintaining and/or gaining maximum value from legacy technology, for example, ranked lowest on a list of factors considered when evaluating IT spending, with just 17% of respondents indicating a focus on this issue today...
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20 Jan 2016 New Study Reveals Hybrid Cloud Is The 'Great Enabler' of Digital Transformation [49258]
EMC, January 20th, 2016

EMC Corporation announced the results of a new study showing that IT and business executives agree that digital transformation and the use of hybrid clouds are key to competitive success in the digital age. Conducted by IDG Research Services, the study reveals that organizations must 'think digital' to enhance customer experiences, increase flexibility, drive business opportunities, and decrease costs. With 92% of respondents stating that their organization's competitive strategy calls for digital business initiatives and 90% calling digital business a 'top priority' for the next one to three years, the transformative power of digital business is a key driver for IT today.

Drivers behind these digital technology investments include:...
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25 Nov 2015 Survey: Mobile Security - Confidence ebbs as BYOD booms [47777]
Help Net Security, November 25th, 2015

"Security risks have grown roughly in proportion to the meteoric growth in employee-owned mobile devices within the workplace. Meanwhile cyber attacks are growing in sophistication and severity.

According to data from a new IDG Research survey, these dynamics have IT decision makers scrambling to tighten and revise BYOD policies while addressing the holistic issue of endpoint security.

Download this paper detailing the IDG Research results for expert advice on securing your organization's data on Dell devices with Intel Core vPro processors in an increasingly mobile world..."
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03 Apr 2014 Security Fears Continue to Block Cloud Deployment [35668]
Dark Reading, April 3rd, 2014

"Concerns about security and governance are still the chief hurdles in deploying cloud technology, particularly when it comes to mission-critical applications, according to a study published this week.

The survey of more than 350 senior IT, which was conducted earlier this year by Unisys and IDG Research, reports that more than 70 percent of respondents feel that security is the chief obstacle in cloud deployment. Concerns about information governance (45 percent) and the ability to meet enterprise standards (42 percent) also ranked as top challenges..."
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