Nominations Extended for IDC Future Enterprise Awards

The nomination deadline for the following categories has been extended to May 31, 2021.

Best in Future of Connectedness

This award recognizes the organization that is able to rethink the way people, things, processes, and applications connect to enable the seamless flow of data and drive business outcomes. It is a fundamental shift in the definition of strategies to create, consume and collaborate around the data-driven in the enterprise ecosystem.

It is an enterprise-wide approach that fosters human-machine collaboration, enables new skills and worker experiences, and supports an intelligent and dynamic environment unbounded by time or physical space. The transformation of connectedness is fundamental to realizing sustainable and scalable digital transformation. As human workers operate side by side with “digital workers”, data delivered at the right time in the right place enables human workers to focus on higher-value activities.

Best in Future of Digital Infrastructure

This award recognizes that a large percentage of a digital enterprise’s revenue depends upon the responsiveness, scalability, and resiliency of the infrastructure deployed within its own facilities and its ability to take advantage of third-party provided and operated infrastructure resources delivered as a service.

The emerging digital infrastructure ecosystem, increasingly built on a cloud foundation, focuses on ensuring ever faster delivery of innovative infrastructure hardware, software, resource abstraction, and process technologies to support the development and continual refinement of resilient digital services and digital experiences.

Best in Future of Digital Innovation

This award recognizes the organization that best transforms itself from mere software consumers into full-blown, large-scale software innovators. It is often said that every company will become a software company. In the move toward producing software-based products and services, a winning organization shows that its project or initiative is able to augment or develop software IP (intellectual property) to create enhanced value for customers or users. IDC’s Future of Digital Innovation framework defines the following four areas that are interconnected.

Best in Future of Industry Ecosystems

The future of industry ecosystems is open, dynamic, and shared, evolving like a biological ecosystem that changes in response to pressure, competition, or disruption. Businesses that consider their ecosystem an expansive set of building blocks and are driven by the opportunity to better deliver values, outcomes, and experiences to individuals and industry ecosystem participants will be able to adjust to meet market change or opportunity as required, much in the same way nature finds a way to adapt.

For instance, to mitigate market disruptions, Company X starts to rely on its ecosystem players and partners, while leveraging technologies that allow it to understand the horizon and flex its offerings to stay relevant to the changing consumer needs and requirements.

This award recognizes an organization’s ability to generate value by its participation in a new digital economy. New business models will emerge, maybe driven by new customer requirements and ways of operating, that will spur the creation of innovative, digital ecosystems that leverage software platforms to deliver scale and speed.

Nominate your organization now and be a part of our prestigious circle of winners.