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  • Despite increased competitive pressures, the industrial distributor business model has endured. To stay relevant going forward, distributors need to provide a digital customer experience that cuts across mobile and social lines, not only to defend themselves from new threats, but to win share and stay ahead of customer needs. This research report examines the factors influencing the behaviors and preferences of a diverse set of 1,500 U.S. industrial buyers, and draws insights from the data that can help …

  • Digital transformation is a growing, urgent imperative for organizations worldwide. Subsequently, network resources to support digital initiatives are coming under intense scrutiny. Increasingly, that focus concentrates on the wide area network (WAN), which provides essential connectivity and valuable network services for branch offices, remote sites, and mobile workers. This white paper from IDC examines how digital transformation and cloud computing have necessitated a significant reassessment of the WAN, …

  • Are you weighing the benefits of cloud storage versus on-premises storage? If so, the right answer might be to use both — a mix of on-premises and public cloud services with data mobility between the two platforms. Hybrid has piqued interest as more organizations look to the public cloud to augment their on-premises data management. Analyst firm IDC predicts that by 2018, 85% of enterprises will operate in a multi-cloud environment. Check out this easy-to-absorb infographic to explore five reasons to …