idcpressreleases IDC RSS alerts Digital Transformation (DX) Leads the Philippines Outsourcing Market to Hit US$500 Million by 2021 MANILA, August 21st, 2017 — The total outsourcing services spending in the Philippines is expected to exceed US$500 million by 2021, according to the latest forecast from the IDC APeJ Semiannual Services Tracker . Enterprises' Digital Transformation (DX) initiatives, as well as changing patterns of IT procurement and rapidly evolving service delivery models, will drive the Philippines outsourcing market to continue growing. Tracker Press Release Sun, 20 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT IDC Australia and New Zealand Appoints Iggy Pintado as Managing Director SYDNEY, August 16th, 2017 – IDC has appointed experienced marketing and sales executive, Iggy Pintado, as its Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand, effective immediately. He will proactively promote the local team of industry analysts and consulting talent in Australia and New Zealand, complementing IDC's international research expertise. Iggy replaces Ullrich Loeffler, who is pursuing other interests. Research Press Release Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT India Smartphone Market Readies Itself for Festive Sales After a Bumpy Ride in Past Three Quarters: IDC India The latest International Data Corporation's (IDC) Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker reports that 28 million smartphones were shipped to India in Q22017, which is a modest 3.7 percent Quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth and a meagre 1.6 percent Year-on-year (YoY) growth. Just as the market had started to recover from the impact of demonetisation from late last year, the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the country from July 2017 meant weak sell-in shipments in the second quarter as the focus was on clearing the existing inventory. However, vendors’ proactive steps on absorbing the impact of GST helped to stabilise the sell-in for the month of June. Tracker Press Release Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT “Elementary, my dear Watson!” New IDC Research’s Advice to APeJ Utilities on the State of their IoT Strategy SINGAPORE, August 17th, 2017 – Utilities in the Asia-Pacific (except Japan) region are yet to scale out IoT deployments to compete effectively in the market. A recent study from IDC Energy Insights titled Internet of Things: State of Play in Asia-Pacific Utilities Business , establishes that utility organizations see IoT as a differentiator but are naïve in their ability to build an intelligent IoT landscape. Research Press Release Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Czech Security Solutions Market Driven by Rising Demand for Security Services in 2016 and 2017, According to new IDC Study Czech Security Solutions Market Driven by Rising Demand for Security Services in 2016 and 2017, According to New IDC StudyFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Prague – The Czech security solutions market (comprising software, appliances, and services) grew by almost 14% year on year in 2016, according to the new study, Czech Republic Security Solutions 2017–2021 Forecast and 2016 Market Analysis , from International Data Corporation (IDC ). Escalating security concerns are expected to drive further market expansion throughout the forecast period, with spending approaching $400 million by 2021. Research Press Release Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT ICT Leaders Prepare to Meet in Mauritius for IDC CIO Summit 2017 Port Louis – More than 100 of the most influential ICT executives in Mauritius will gather at The Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa this week as International Data Corporation (IDC) hosts the third edition of its annual Mauritius CIO Summit, which is this year themed as 'Enabling Dynamic Change for the Digital Era'. Taking place on Wednesday, August 16, the event will be hosted under the patronage of The Honorable Yogida Sawmynaden, Minister of Technology, Communication, and Innovation for Mauritius, who will present the summit's keynote address. Corporate Press Release Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT IDC Research Shows 80% of Asia/Pacific Banks Still Create Inconsistent, Unpredictable Customer Experiences Critical for banks to understand and engage customers real time and in an adaptive self-sustaining way Research Press Release Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Western European HCP Market, 2Q17:The HCP Market is Growing in Western Europe — Finally, Says IDC LONDON, August 14, 2017 — According to research by International Data Corporation (IDC), the Western European printer and multifunction (MFP) market grew by 3.8% in unit terms in 2Q17 compared with the same period a year ago. There were positive sales performances in both inkjet and laser markets for units, but value for the laser market was actually down. The overall market has been in continuous decline since 2Q15 — and in 2Q17 the quarter increased by 173,000 units to give a market of almost 4.7 million devices. This stellar quarter is due to the surprising growth in consumer printing but is relatively in line with forecasts. Revenues, on the other hand, declined by 5.6%. Inkjet revenues, however, increased 1.5% while laser revenues fell by 6.9%. Research Press Release Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Western European Tablet Market Almost Returning to Growth in 2017Q2, Says IDC LONDON, August 14, 2017 — According to the latest figures published by International Data Corporation (IDC), the tablet market in Western Europe posted just a 0.5% YoY contraction. In total, 7.0 million devices were shipped in the region, which shows an almost complete recovery of the market in the region. Apple's new tablets and the improvement of the macroeconomic situation in several countries were some of the drivers for 2017Q2 and were key to the further stabilization of the consumer segment. In general, detachables remained positive with 1.0% YoY growth and slate tablets showed resilience with a decrease of just 1.0% YoY. Research Press Release Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Asia Pacific Robotics Spending to Grow by 25.2% CAGR from 2017-2021, says IDC SINGAPORE, August 14th, 2017 – According to the newly released IDC Worldwide Commercial Robotics Spending Guide , Asia Pacific spending on robotics (including drones) and related services is estimated to reach $66 billion in 2017. IDC expects robotics spending to accelerate over the five-year forecast period of 2017-2021, reaching $162 billion in 2021 with a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25.2%. This represents over 70% of the world's total robotics market in 2021. Research Press Release Sun, 13 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT