Annual IDC Future Enterprise Best in Future of Connectedness Award Winner Named

Recognizing a culture of connectedness in the Research Triangle

NEEDHAM, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#Connectedness–International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence and advisory services, today announced Town of Morrisville, North Carolina was named the Overall Winner of the IDC Future Enterprise Best in Future of Connectedness North America Awards for its “Connected Parks & Morrisville Central building a Smart Morrisville” project. The annual award calls for the nomination of organizations that have transformed and digitalized processes to ensure employees, things, applications, and processes connect to enable the seamless flow of data and drive business outcomes.

The Town of Morrisville, North Carolina will be presented with an award at a virtual event this fall. To register for the event, and learn more about the 2023 IDC Best in Future of Connectedness winning initiative, visit HERE.

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IDC’s Future of Connectedness framework details that to create a seamless digital experience organizations will need to understand the importance of ubiquitous access, keeping data in motion, and using that data to make insightful business decisions. The road map to agile connectedness includes connectivity transformation, services enablement, and contextual experiences.

“Morrisville presented a project that was able to take real-time insights from data to make life saving decisions,” said Paul Hughes, research director, Future of Connectedness at IDC. “Smart Morrisville encompasses all the benefits of connectivity, service enablement, and real-time actions to drive better experiences for the community. That is why we are thrilled to recognize Morrisville as our 2023 Future Enterprise Best in Future of Connectedness overall winner.”

More about the Best in Future of Connectedness Award-Winning Project:

Overall Winner: Town of Morrisville, Connected Parks & Morrisville Central building a Smart Morrisville

Project Details: The Town of Morrisville is cultivating a culture of connectedness through the Smart Morrisville strategy we developed with IDC. Morrisville’s focus on being “Data-driven. Community Focused. Future-forward.” became the motto for our Smart City Program and drives every project we initiate. One such project, Morrisville Connected Parks, integrates our Parks with the digital age. Working with several partners, this initiative is responsible for gathering data via IoT sensors, remotely managing parks, reporting data to a publicly available dashboard, and notifying residents of field status changes in near real time. We also provide the status of courts and predictive analytics of court usage across the Town via the dashboard. A second project leverages multiple platforms utilized by the Town to engage with residents via a new mobile app. The app integrates different platforms into an easy-to-use interface which gives residents a more convenient method of interaction with the Town. Residents can report concerns in their communities, view Town-provided community events, and view the status of amenities at parks, all without any additional lifts from Town staff.

About the Future Enterprise Awards:

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. To learn more about the Future Enterprise Awards, please visit

To learn more about the Future Enterprise North America Awards, please contact Heather Ball at

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