rssbigdata IDC RSS alerts Big Data and Business Analytics Western European Revenues Forecast to Reach $34.1 Billion This Year, Led by Banking and Manufacturing Investments, According to IDC Big Data and Business Analytics Western European Revenues Forecast to Reach $34.1 Billion This Year, Led by Banking and Manufacturing Investments, According to IDC LONDON, March 30, 2017 A new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Big Data and Analytics Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC ) forecasts that Western European revenues for Big Data and business analytics (BDA) will reach $34.1billion in 2017, an increase of 10.4% over 2016. Commercial purchases of BDA-related hardware, software, and services are expected to maintain a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 9.2% through 2020 when revenues will be more than $43 billion. Research Press Release Thu, 30 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Content-Centric Workflow Automation Framework <P>This IDC Perspective provides a framework and advice for analyzing, automating, and transforming content-centric workflows. A cornerstone of digital transformation is transforming content-centric workflows, especially those related to interactions with customers as well as other stakeholders. Innovative technologies are enabling new approaches to deploying and managing these workflows, offering organizations opportunities to drive competitive differentiation as well as improve bottom-line results.</P><P>According to Holly Muscolino, research VP, Content Technologies and Document Workflow, "IDC's research is compelling. Transformed content-intensive workflows contribute to increased revenue, higher productivity, reduced cost, and increased security. There is increasing awareness of these benefits, both on the buy-side and within the vendor community, as well as an understanding of the role that transformed content-centric workflows can play in furthering the overall digital transformation strategy of the company."</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Holly Muscolino, Maureen Fleming, Terry Frazier IBM integrations Watson analytics with MaaS360 EMM platform to improve security and operational intelligence for mobile enterprises <P>IBM has integrated its MaaS360 Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) and unified endpoint management offering with its Watson cognitive analytics platform, with the goal of improving IBM mobility customers' security policies and deployment practices. Specifically, Watson will analyze aggregated and anonymized data from the MaaS360 cloud service, applying machine learning-based analytics to data on mobile worker security posture. Called MaaS360 Advisor, IBM announced the offering at its IBM InterConnect event in Las Vegas March 20-24. The integration spearheads an industry trend towards the usage of machine-learning and cognitive analytics in the areas of enterprise endpoint device management and security. </P> IDC Link Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Phil Hochmuth Microsoft Expands Secure Government Cloud, Challenges AWS with a Renewed Focus on Analytics and Security <P>This IDC study discusses how Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure are two giants currently jockeying for dominance in the government cloud market. Both companies offer compelling secure solutions, and both have significant developer communities behind them.</P><P>"Government agency choice may come down to which one of the two largest providers can host the specific line of business-focused solutions they are looking for and also what sort of government-focused developer community the cloud providers inspire that the agencies can tap into." — Shawn McCarthy, research director, IDC Government Insights </P> IDC Perspective Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Shawn P. McCarthy Augmented/Virtual Reality Opportunities and Challenges: Adoption Cases, Government Initiatives Analysis, and Essential Guidance for Six Countries in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) <P>This IDC Presentation presents overview, opportunities, and challenges for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies as well as provides essential guidance for technology buyers and vendors. </P><P>Many enterprises are beginning to view AR/VR technologies as a computing platform and are developing applications for a variety of use cases, such as engaging customers at stores, for customer service and engagement, training and collaboration, product demos, project planning, and design applications as well as for data visualization and productivity tools. Adoption across sectors is growing rapidly. With a number of low-priced AR/VR headsets slated for launch in 2017 and an expanding ecosystem of enterprise applications, vendors will further propel adoption. As per IDCs' latest AR/VR Spending (includes hardware, software, and services) Guide, the worldwide market for AR/VR is forecast to reach US$143.3 billion in 2020 compared with US$6.1 billion in 2016. </P><P>In this document, we also analyze the key market developments, government initiatives, and adoption cases for six Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) markets: Australia, China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea.</P> IDC Presentation Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Avinav Trigunait IDC Asia/Pacific 2016 IT Services End-User Survey Results III: Perspectives on Application Services <P>This IT services end-user survey, conducted in December 2015, focuses on understanding the enterprise consumption of IT services — both current and future — in the context of a technology landscape that is being radically reshaped by a wave of digital transformation.</P><P>This presentation specifically focuses on enterprises' considerations and perspectives on the consumption of application services toward achieving their business objectives. Some of the specific subjects addressed are:</P><UL><LI>Enterprise spend analysis on application-related services</LI><LI>Application consumption challenges and service requirements</LI><LI>Application service provider attributes and mindshare analysis</LI></UL> IDC Survey Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Pushkaraksh Shanbhag IDC MarketScape: Worldwide eDiscovery Services 2017 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC study provides an assessment of where the ediscovery services market is going, how major ediscovery service providers compare to each other, and what criteria are considered most important for companies to consider when evaluating and selecting a vendor.</P><P>Angela Gelnaw, senior analyst of the eDiscovery and Information Governance market research program, noted, "Growth in the overall ediscovery market is now being driven by ediscovery services. As litigation becomes increasingly more global and complex and regulatory oversight tightens, these services are becoming integral to corporate legal and compliance strategies. It is critical in today's marketplace that organizations have strong relationships with trusted partners that can help them prepare for and manage the ediscovery process in a manner that is defensible, efficient, and cost-effective. This IDC MarketScape provides guidance for any organization that is looking for a strategic partner in the ediscovery services market."</P> IDC MarketScape Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Angela Gelnaw Natural Language Processing Technology in Healthcare <P>This IDC Health Insights Perspective provides an overview of the global healthcare natural language processing (NLP) market. NLP technologies assist machines in understanding the language used by humans to communicate both reading and writing. Therefore, NLP is crucial for advancing healthcare as it is needed to transform relevant information locked in text into structured data that can be used by computer processes to improve patient care and medicine. </P><P>"Despite its promises, the development of NLP-based solutions for healthcare is still slow," said Adriana Allocato, senior research analyst, IDC Health Insights EMEA. "This happens because NLP is a highly complex undertaking that hides several challenges restraining its growth."</P> IDC Perspective Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Adriana Allocato, Silvia Piai Oracle Aligns ZFS Storage Appliance with Disruptive Datacenter Initiatives <P>This IDC Market Note includes details from Oracle's March 29, 2017, announcement of Oracle ZFS Converged Cloud Storage. </P><P>"This announcement comes at a time of increased competition and growth within the IaaS market," said Ritu Jyoti, research director, Storage, at IDC. "Cloud convergence, extreme performance, and dynamic database automation are the trifecta of innovations required for next-generation workloads and are increasingly needed to compete in the next phase of IaaS growth."</P> Market Note Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Laura DuBois, Ritu Jyoti, Amita Potnis Telcos Are Pursuing Innovation Eagerly in Western Europe <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight outlines where telecommunication providers are on the adoption curve for two of IDC's Innovation Accelerators: cognitive systems and the Internet of Things (IoT). The results are based on the responses from IDC's <I>European Software Survey</I> and highlight the progress made so far in exploiting the opportunities emanating from these nascent technology areas.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Andy Hicks, Helena Schwenk