idcpressreleases http://www.idc.com/rss/2672.do IDC RSS alerts Turkish CIOs Faced with Tight Budgets as Adoption of Emerging IT Solutions Rises http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAE25142614 Turkish ICT leaders are set to spend prudently over the coming 12 months as a result of ongoing economic and political unrest in the country, according to the results of a recently released survey of Turkish CIOs and other senior IT decision makers conducted by global advisory services firm International Data Corporation. The survey reveals that CIOs are prioritizing enterprise application and infrastucture investments, with datacenter modernization and business continuity/disaster recovery projects proving particularly popular. Research Press Release Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Mobile Payments Are Facing Large Obstacles in Europe, according to New IDC Financial Insights Report http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUK25145014 LONDON, September 17, 2014 — A new report from IDC Financial Insights provides an overview of key technologies related to mobile payments and discusses implications for consumer experience based on real-life examples across Europe. Research Press Release Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Investments in Mobility and Analytics Set to Spur Strong IT Spending Growth in MEA Finance Sector http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAE25138914 IT spending by financial institutions in the big four markets of the Middle East and Africa (MEA) — Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the UAE, and Turkey — is set for strong year-on-year growth of 10.8% in 2014, according to the latest insights from global advisory services firm International Data Corporation (IDC). Spurred by investments in the emerging 3rd Platform technologies, total IT spending in this space is set to reach $4.3 billion in 2014. Research Press Release Wed, 17 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT IDC Health Insights Launches Healthcare IT Services Strategies Advisory Service http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25137514 IDC Health Insights today announced the launch of the Healthcare IT Services Strategies advisory service, designed to address the critical challenges faced by business executives and technology leaders. Research Press Release Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT IDC Comment: Spain moves further towards fixed-mobile convergence, as Orange bids to acquire Jazztel http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUK25139214 Orange has reached a deal to buy the Spanish fixed-line operator Jazztel. Orange made an offer for 100% of Jazztel shares at €13 euros per share in cash, an offer which values Jazztel at €3.4 billion. The deal is subject to regulatory approval, and to winning the backing of a majority of shareholders. Orange's CEO Stephane Richard commented that "the new company will be the incontestable number two in fixed services and third in mobile behind Vodafone, but we think we'll be able to take second-place pretty quickly." Research Press Release Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT Will Vidi's First-Mover Advantage Help Shake Up South Africa's Pay-TV Market? http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAE25138014 Last week's launch of online video-on-demand (VOD) service Vidi by Times Media Group (TMG) has finally opened up competition in South Africa's pay-TV market, long dominated by Multichoice's DSTV service. And global advisory services firm International Data Corporation (IDC) believes that Vidi has first-mover advantage in the online VOD space and could cause significant disruption to the country's pay-TV subscription market in the near future. Research Press Release Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT U.S. Federal Cloud Forecast Shows Sustained Growth Through 2018, According to IDC Government Insights http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25137214 IDC Government Insights today announced the availability of a new report, “Perspective: Looking Up – U.S. Federal Cloud Forecast Shows Sustain Growth Through 2018.” (Document#GI250735). Research Press Release Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT EMEA Security Appliance Market Returned to Growth in 2Q14, According to IDC http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUK25140614 According to IDC's Europe, Middle East, and Africa Quarterly Security Appliance Tracker, 2Q14 vendor revenue for the EMEA security appliance market reached $654.80 million, a moderate 6.2% year-on-year growth. Shipments increased marginally at 0.8% year on year to 174,771 units. Tracker Press Release Tue, 16 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT New IDC MarketScape Identifies Disruptive Innovators and Strategic Vendors Offering Business-to-Business Integration Gateway Software http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25131014 IDC has published a new MarketScape report profiling and ranking the leading vendors participating in the business-to-business integration (B2Bi) gateway software market. Research Press Release Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT New IDC Study Reveals That the Most Senior and Influential B2B Buyers Use Online Social Networks in Their Purchase Process http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS25135814 A recently completed Social Buying Study from IDC concludes that 75% of the business-to-business (B2B) buyers studied and 84% of C-level/vice president executives use social media to support purchase decisions. Research Press Release Mon, 15 Sep 2014 04:00:00 GMT