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IT Benchmarking

IT As A Value Adder Instead Of A Cost Center

| Diederik Wortmann | Post

Ways to make IT seen as a customer focused, high quality face of the organization. Organizations regularly complain about the cost level of their IT department. This is by no means a new phenomenon. At IDC, we continuously assist IT managers dealing with challenging cost reduction targets. I find that these cost reduction targets are […]

IT Benchmarking

Do You Know About the Agile Control Maturity Model (ACMM)?

| Harold van Heeringen | Post

How to bring objective metrics into application development team performance (and why you’d want to) Many senior managers who have gone through a transformation from a traditional software development organization to an organization with self-organizing Agile teams, understand that this was a necessary exercise to ensure that value is delivered faster to their everchanging business […]

IT Benchmarking

Winning The War For Talent With IT Service Cost Management

| Diederik Wortmann | Post

When organizations in all industries are struggling to attract talent, IDC explores opportunities for dealing with this shortage. Introduction Organizations in all industries are struggling to attract talent. The shortage of potential employees is a problem that has plagued the IT sector for years but has possibly never been worse than it is now. In […]

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Think You’re Achieving Full Cloud Cost Savings With Tools? Think Again.

| Paul Groen | Post

How companies are partnering with a service for true end-to-end process support that brings full cloud cost savings 48% of enterprises plan to keep spending steadily on cloud, according to IDC research, making cloud costs a focus for IT leaders. And, the majority of organizations believe they’re overspending on cloud. The first blog in this two-part […]

IT Benchmarking

How Agile Development Teams Can Resolve Agile Measurement Challenges With Function Point Analysis

| Harold van Heeringen | Post

Agile development empowers teams with many benefits but also presents challenges around managing and measuring its effectiveness. The way to resolve these is Function Point Analysis. From business impediment to business enabler, IT development has come a long way since Agile has become the favored practice. Now empowered with speed and responsiveness, organizations have left the days […]

Cloud Cost Savings for the New Year

IT’s New Year’s Resolution For Cloud Cost Savings

| Paul Groen | Post

This IDC Metri blog is the first of a two-part series that brings IT to reckoning about the shortcomings that often cause them to give up on efforts needed to cut wasteful cloud spending. The start of the new year brings many people closer to realizing ways they can improve, perhaps its eating better, or […]

How to Measure Business Value for Agile Teams

| Lucas Blom | Post

Webinar | On-Demand IT teams that have adopted Agile are benefitting from faster delivery cycles and more flexible systems. Despite the improved capabilities that Agile brings enterprises, IDC Metri, the leader in helping organizations realize the full value of their IT functions, has found that most companies would see a significant jump in performance if they […]

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Agile Value: How Can You Manage What You Can’t Measure

| Lucas Blom | Post

Agile development promises faster, more responsive development. This aligns better with the transformation of organizations, as they face heightened, more competitive environments. Driven by market and technology changes, organizations are re-structuring themselves and their products and services to be more Agile and opportunistic to market changes. Agile should be suited to delivering this responsiveness when building and supplying technology capabilities to transforming organizations. But, frequently, it isn’t.   By its nature, Agile can and should be a major enabler supporting these changes, but many organizations find it […]

A Management Primer: How Agile Development Teams Deliver Value

| IDC | Post

Organizations overcome challenges in quantifying Agile value by embracing a solution that assesses, benchmarks and course-corrects Agile development teams. How is this done? Through agile value management. Agile development is challenging to manage and measure, especially when compared with traditional development models like Waterfall.   Management is often uncertain when functionality will be delivered and at what cost, whether it delivers required quality, and with what inherent risks. Due to its inherent nature of using Story Points to […]

IDC Named Analyst Firm of the Year by the Institute of Influencer and Analyst Relations (IIAR>)

| IDC | Post

NEEDHAM, Mass., December 3, 2021 – The Institute of Influencer and Analyst Relations (IIAR>), a not-for-profit organization established to raise awareness of analyst relations (AR), has announced that International Data Corporation (IDC) is its Analyst Firm of the Year 2021. This is the second consecutive year that IDC has earned the award, which is one of […]

Follow the facts

| Bram Schrier | Post

In the course of this corona year, a commotion arose. A somewhat hastily drawn up contract for the supply of 100 million mouth masks turned out not to be quite as promised, and on top of that they turned out to be lying unused in the warehouse because of inadequate quality. The Dutch research organization […]

metri event cost estimation

A good estimate is expensive

| Frank Vogelezang | Post

IT-projects are expensive and have a tendency to fail or to become more expensive. That is a persistent image. And according to long-standing research also true in about 40% of the cases. A growing number of board members are demanding a proper substantiation of the investment in new IT. That sounds like good news. Yet […]

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IDC Acquires Metri

| Lucas Blom | Post

Creates End-to-End Data Source for IT Buyer Benchmarks Deal Significantly Expands IDC’s Sourcing Advisory Capabilities to Meet the Needs of Today’s IT Buyers NEEDHAM, Mass., May 18, 2021 – International Data Corporation (IDC) acquires Metri, an independent IT benchmarking, sourcing and performance measurement firm. The deal adds IT budget and operations benchmarking capabilities to IDC’s […]

It Intelligence metri

Measuring Agile team Performance

| Harold van Heeringen | Strategic Reports

The value of software intelligence

| Harold van Heeringen | Cast | Strategic Reports

“Software Intelligence is insight into complex software structures produced by software designed to analyze database structure, software framework and source code to better understand and control complex software systems in Information Technology environments. Similarly to Business Intelligence (BI), Software Intelligence is produced by a set of software tools and techniques for the mining of data and software inner-structure. End results are information used by business and software stakeholders to make informed decisions, communicate about software health, measure efficiency of software development organizations, and prevent software catastrophes.”