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THE FUTURE ENTERPRISE

THE DIGITAL-FIRST WORLD IS THE ERA OF THE FUTURE ENTERPRISE

The world is moving from digital transformation (DX) as we know it to Digital-First. DX started with transformation from analog to digital. With contextualization, digital-first becomes the next evolution in DX. Digital is a permanent, yet dynamic fixture in this world. Digital-first applies to any entity searching for a digital-based capability or enhancement that could improve our lives and desired outcomes.

As we anchor ourselves in a digital-first world, one thing is clear. Organizations, private or public, large or small, will need to leverage technologies in an accelerated fashion to thrive. And the ones that can close the new digital gap through the greatest business value impact will become market leaders of tomorrow. These leaders are the Future Enterprises.

IDC FUTURE ENTERPRISE AWARDS CATEGORIES

In its 6th year overall and second in North America, the IDC Future Enterprise Awards continues to redefine DX, aligning its categories and selection criteria to reflect how organizations can successfully bring their businesses into the Future. Featuring the nine digital-first building blocks, these are the new benchmarks organizations need to close the new digital gap—and become Future Enterprises in our digital-first world.

BEST IN FUTURE OF CONNECTEDNESS

This award recognizes the organization that has transformed and digitalized processes to ensure employees (people), things (systems, devices), applications and processes connect to enable the seamless flow of data and drive business outcomes.

BEST IN FUTURE OF CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE

This award recognizes the organization that is able to rethink and effectively transform the way customer-related initiatives are done in the organization (e.g. customer engagement, customer experience, customer service).

BEST IN FUTURE OF DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

This award recognizes that digital infrastructure provides the platform for agile business using private and public cloud compute, storage, network, edge, management, automation, and lifecycle services to help the business scale, adapt and compete in a software and data intensive world.

BEST IN FUTURE OF DIGITAL INNOVATION

This award recognizes that the modern enterprise must transform itself from a software consumer into a large-scale software innovator.

BEST IN FUTURE OF INDUSTRY ECOSYSTEMS

This award recognizes the organization’s ability to generate value by its participation in a new digital economy.

BEST IN FUTURE OF INTELLIGENCE

This award recognizes the organization that has made impactful positive changes to their enterprise intelligence by innovating around how they synthesize information, how they learn from these insights and share those learnings across the organization, how they delivery insights at scale, and how they develop and promote a data culture.

BEST IN FUTURE OF OPERATIONS

This award recognizes the organization that can rethink the way operations is managed.

BEST IN FUTURE OF TRUST

This award recognizes the organization that can maintain the trust amid the evolving needs of its customers.

BEST IN FUTURE OF WORK

This award recognizes the organization that rethinks the way works get done.

BEST IN FUTURE OF CONNECTEDNESS

This award recognizes the organization that has transformed and digitalized processes to ensure employees (people), things (systems, devices), applications and processes connect to enable the seamless flow of data and drive business outcomes.

Best in Future of Customer Experience

This award recognizes the organization that is able to rethink and effectively transform the way customer-related initiatives are done in the organization (e.g. customer engagement, customer experience, customer service).

BEST IN FUTURE OF DIGITAL INFRASTRUCTURE

This award recognizes that digital infrastructure provides the platform for agile business using private and public cloud compute, storage, network, edge, management, automation, and lifecycle services to help the business scale, adapt and compete in a software and data intensive world.

BEST IN FUTURE OF DIGITAL INNOVATION

This award recognizes that the modern enterprise must transform itself from a software consumer into a large-scale software innovator.

BEST IN FUTURE OF INDUSTRY ECOSYSTEMS

This award recognizes the organization’s ability to generate value by its participation in a new digital economy.

BEST IN FUTURE OF INTELLIGENCE

This award recognizes the organization that has made impactful positive changes to their enterprise intelligence by innovating around how they synthesize information, how they learn from these insights and share those learnings across the organization, how they delivery insights at scale, and how they develop and promote a data culture.

BEST IN FUTURE OF OPERATIONS

This award recognizes the organization that can rethink the way operations is managed

BEST IN FUTURE OF TRUST

This award recognizes the organization that can maintain the trust amid the evolving needs of its customers.

BEST IN FUTURE OF WORK

This award recognizes the organization that rethinks the way works get done.

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