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    Worldwide IT Spending and Staffing Outlook for 2021

    Despite the chaos of 2020, the outlook for 2021 is surprisingly positive. IT organizations are expecting budget growth. They also plan to consolidate the changes made in the past turbulent year. This report, based on our Q4 2020 survey, provides worldwide trends for IT spending and staffing in 2021. This year, our report assesses IT operational and capital spending plans, executive priorities for IT investment, and plans for hiring and outsourcing for IT organizations worldwide. (21 pp., 11 fig.)

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    Application Developer Staffing Ratios 2021

    The way that enterprise applications are internally developed and maintained has changed. With these changes, the need for application developers is in flux, and IT organizations can benefit from a periodic assessment of their staffing levels. This report uses three metrics to make that assessment: developers as a percentage of the IT staff, users per developer, and applications per developer. We provide benchmarks for the composite sample, by organization size and by sector. We also provide a benchmark for the larger Application Group, which includes personnel engaged in web development and support, quality assurance, data management, and business systems analysis.

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    Media and Entertainment: Evolving Rationale for Trust and Safety Services – A Perspective

    Digitization is changing the face of the media and entertainment (M&E) industry across the globe. We live in a networked world, where geographical boundaries are giving way to globalization. The influencer, the gamer, the streamer, and the viewer are all part of this constantly evolving ecosystem and help determine the potential growth of the industry. Safeguarding the interests of all connected customers is crucial, as the industry deals with several threats that not only weigh down revenue and reputation but also accessibility, user privacy and security, and social and communal harmony. In this paper, we talk about the business and managerial challenges of this industry, with a specific focus on trust and safety (T&S), and how enterprises and service providers are coming together to maintain the integrity of M&E.

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    Encryption Adoption and Best Practices 2021

    Encryption is a best practice for protecting sensitive or confidential information, both in storage and in transit. Data encryption software and algorithms translate data into another form, or code, so that only someone with access to a secret key—a decryption key—can read it. It has a high maturity rating, but there is ample room for improvement. This report begins with a definition of encryption. We next study the adoption and practice levels and examine those by organization size and sector. We conclude with best-practice recommendations.

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    COVID Accelerates Digital Disruption and Innovative Business Models in the Insurance sector

    Changing risk landscapes and worsening loss ratios are shifting the role of insurance companies from risk mitigation to risk prevention. Additionally, the pandemic has put new pressures on business models. Newer risks, evolving customer expectations, and increased competition combined with business continuity challenges have made digital transformation a top priority for insurance carriers. Insurance companies are significantly investing in building digital capabilities to optimize core operations, create nontraditional products, and enhance and personalize the customer experience. These trends are covered in Avasant’s new Insurance Digital Services 2021-2022 RadarView™ report.

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    IT Outlook for 2021 Depends on Where You Stand

    Last year did not go according to plan. Two months after we published our Worldwide IT Spending and Staffing Outlook for 2020, the world’s economies began to shut down. Businesses transformed overnight. Our prediction of “positive, but some hints of trouble brewing” in 2020 turned out to be a bit of an understatement. Because 2020 was not the easiest year to predict, do not expect easy answers when it comes to 2021. But in this, our annual study of the IT spending and staffing outlook for the new year, we find that IT leaders worldwide have a surprisingly positive outlook on the year ahead. This research byte summarizes the full study.

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    Factors Behind the Decline in Application Development Staffing

    The way that enterprise applications are internally developed and maintained has changed, causing the ratio of application developers to dip again for the third straight year. App developers are some of the highest-paid IT personnel, so it is vital that IT leaders periodically assess this staffing ratio. This research byte summarizes our full report, Application Developer Staffing Ratios.

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    Insurance Digital Services 2021-2022 RadarView™

    The Insurance Digital Services 2021-2022 RadarView™ report provides information to assist enterprises in charting out their action plan for digital transformation. It identifies key global service providers and system integrators that can expedite their digital transformation journey. It also brings out detailed capability and experience analyses of leading vendors to assist insurers in identifying strategic partners. The 103-page report also highlights key industry trends in the insurance space and Avasant’s viewpoint on them.

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    IT Staffing Ratios: Benchmarking Metrics and Analysis for 16 Key IT Job Functions

    This special publication bundles the entire collection of our reports on IT staffing ratios. The IT functions covered include IT management, project management, help desk, desktop support, business analysts, server support, network support, application developers, application maintenance, ERP support, database administration, data management, IT quality assurance, IT security, web/e-commerce and communication systems. This special collection is a valuable source of information for IT executives interested in benchmarking their staffing levels with those of similar organizations. (312 pp., 127 figs.)

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    Neglect of Encryption a Prescription for Disaster

    Encryption is a best practice for protecting sensitive or confidential information, and it has long since moved into the IT mainstream. Yet our research shows that there are still many companies practicing encryption informally or inconsistently, which can have serious consequences. This research byte summarizes our full report, Encryption Adoption and Best Practices.

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    ERP Support Staffing Ratios 2021

    For many IT organizations, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are at the center of the application portfolio. In this report, we analyze ERP support requirements in several ways. First, we look at the ERP support staffing ratio, which is the number of ERP users divided by the number of ERP support personnel. We then assess this ratio by the size of the ERP installation. We also examine the data to determine the ratios by vendor. We examine the ratio by sector, age of installation, years since last upgrade, extent of modification, and type of deployment (on-premises, cloud, or hosted) as well. Finally, we provide recommendations on optimizing ERP staffing levels. (20 pp., 10 fig.)

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    Residual Value Forecasts – January 2021

    This article provides a gateway for searching the Computer Economics database of residual value forecasts (RVFs) for the following categories of IT Equipment: desktop computers, laptops, network equipment, printers, servers, storage devices, and other IT equipment. Our RVF database also includes residual values for other non-IT equipment in the following categories: copiers, material handling equipment (forklifts), mail equipment, medical equipment, test equipment, and miscellaneous equipment such as manufacturing machinery and NC machines. Residual Value Forecasts are provided for five years for end-user, wholesale, and orderly liquidation values (OLV) prices.