Digital Transformation

451 Research defines digital transformation as the result of IT innovation that is aligned with and driven by a well-planned business strategy, with the goal of transforming how organizations serve customers, employees and partners; support continuous improvement in business operations; disrupt existing businesses and markets; and devise new businesses and business models.

We are in an era of digital revolution, where competitive advantage depends on how well we use the enterprise digital infrastructure, and how we utilize the business applications and massive amounts of data flowing across it. Every company is becoming a software company - some just don't all realize it yet. But those that do are digitally transforming themselves to take advantage of cloud computing at scale, advanced analytics, massive amounts of data coming from every connected device, and the power of AI and machine learning to derive insights from that data and drive better decision-making.

Market Insight
Published: March 24, 2020

COVID-19: The 451 Research Take

In this report, we offer a higher-level view of how the pandemic may impact key segments of the technology industry overall, including some recommendations for IT and business leaders looking to be responsive to this exceptional situation.

Market Insight
Published: March 11, 2020

Coronavirus will Disrupt your Workforce: Ensure that you have the right Tooling Strategy for Remote Workers

No business function remains untouched by the rippling effects of the outbreak, with leadership needing to implement comprehensive mitigation strategies.

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Published: March 6, 2020

Coronavirus will Disrupt your Workforce: Here are 10 Ways to Mitigate the Business Impact

The outbreak of COVID-19 has significant implications for government and society, for business leaders needing to minimize the risk of employee infection, job disruption, reputational and compliance risks and productivity loss.

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2020 Preview: A Dozen Tech Predictions for a New Digital Decade

As we did last year, we have tapped into the 451 analyst 'hive mind' to present highlights of the issues, trends and innovations that we expect to drive the tech industry narrative over the next year and beyond as we begin a new digital decade.

Technology & Business Insight

The Past, Present and Future of Data Science

The rise of the data-driven organization means that enterprises essentially want to gain fresh value from the data they have amassed. Data science is a key discipline to enable this – propelled by experimentation with the goal of generating new business insights and business opportunities from existing and new data sources.

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The 10 Workforce Productivity and Collaboration Trends You Need to Know in 2020

It's becoming clearer that productivity improvements help more than the bottom line because the software powering productivity is showing up in other conversations, like those in recruitment. According to our research, 81% of job seekers would consider a prospective employer's tech stack at least somewhat important in their decision to take a job.

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Perceptions Toward the Security Risk of Cloud are Shifting

Security concerns around cloud center on fear of data loss and a lack of control generally, but perceptions toward the security of cloud are shifting, such that answers to how security managers are securing the cloud have become more sophisticated and more reliant on security monitoring. As a result, there are fewer enterprises saying the cloud is 'too risky' for high-risk applications.

Technology & Business Insight

Charting New Paths to Digital Transformation in the ASEAN Region

The Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) is home to approximately 650 million people, but it accounted for some 13% of Asia-Pacific hosting, cloud, and managed services revenue in 2017. Opportunities lie in several emerging economies, where various cloud-enabled digital services are in the growth phase.

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451 Perspective: Continuous Intelligence Emerges as Successor to Real-time Analytics

Continuous intelligence has entered the business intelligence (BI) and analytics lexicon. However, like many new tech terms it is somewhat shrouded in confusion. Some believe it is a byword for real-time analytics, while others argue that it is an entirely new approach to analytics. In this report, we attempt to unravel the phrase and its approach.

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Why the RPA Market is so Hot, and Where it's Headed

Robotic process automation (RPA) is the hottest market the IT industry has seen since the rise of smart phones, search engines, e-commerce and social media. While many vendors are over a decade old, the revenue of some jumped 100-fold in just the last two years. But why?

Technology & Business Insight

The Emerging Era of Smart Content

Modern experiential expectations for employees and customers and the need for greater business operational efficiencies are placing new demands around how content is generated, used and managed.

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Ten Years After Lehman, It's Time to Tackle Tech's Image Problem

In the decade since the world teetered on the brink of financial collapse, few would deny that technology has played a fundamental role in reshaping our lives.