rsscloudcomputing IDC RSS alerts VMware Acquires Mobile APM Company Apteligent <P>On May 15, VMware announced it had acquired Apteligent, a provider of mobile application performance management (APM) solutions. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. VMware was one of the investors in Apteligent and participated in its $30.0 million Series C funding round in May 2014. In total, Apteligent raised more than $48 million. According to IDC's research, Apteligent generated $17.7 million in revenue in 2015, giving it a 0.6% share of the APM market that year.</P> IDC Link Tue, 30 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Dan Yachin Evaluation Criteria for Professional Storage Services <P>This IDC Survey displays a select set of questions related to end-user considerations on storage-related professional services, including how they typically purchase, evaluate vendors, and measure services received. IDC's Infrastructure Services and Storage teams conducted an end-user survey in 4Q16 that analyzed customer's storage environments. The primary research effort involved 350 U.S. companies, and respondents had responsibility and influence in selecting storage-related products and services. The objective of the survey was to identify current trends in the market, top initiatives for customers, what potential challenges they are facing, and expectations on service engagements.</P> IDC Survey Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Jed Scaramella Russia IT Services Market 2017–2021 Forecast and 2016 Analysis <P>This IDC study examines the state of the IT services industry in Russia in 2016, and forecasts IT services expenditure through 2021. The study contains market size and distribution by both foundation market and vertical market, and presents forecasts for 13 foundation market categories.</P><P>The study answers the following questions:</P><UL><LI>What are IDC's predictions for IT services spending in Russia? What are the assumptions behind the forecast numbers, and what impact will the related issues have on the market during the forecast period?</LI><LI>What do end users in Russia say about their concerns and preferences regarding IT services procurement?</LI><LI>What are the latest trends in IT services delivery in Russia, such as hybrid cloud, digital transformation, and IT security?</LI></UL><P>"The situation in the Russian IT services market did not change dramatically in 2016 compared with the previous year, apart from the fact that both customers and IT services providers have now completely adapted to the country's current adverse economic situation. Some are looking for opportunities to cut IT spending, while others are bending with the wind and embracing digital transformation solutions that allow organizations to reduce costs and provide significant competitive advantages." — Research Analyst Vasily Agapov, IDC Russia</P> Technology Segment Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Vasily Agapov The Impact of Automation on Network Consulting and Integration Services <P>This IDC Web Conference examines the impact that investments in automation, including artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and cognitive computing, have on the development of offers and the delivery of services in the network consulting and integration services market. The discussion includes how these investments are differentiating services firms' offers, accelerating service delivery, and providing more value for end customers.</P> Web Conference Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Chris Barnard, Leslie Rosenberg Red Hat targets developers by expanding development portfolio with Codenvy acquisition <P>Red Hat's decision to acquire Codenvy, one of its partners whose product leverages open source Eclipse Che, gives the company an additional tool with which to engage developers and to augment its cloud platform portfolio. In the past, Red Hat acquisitions and product launches primarily targeted technologies in the infrastructure and middleware space, supporting customers in the information technology operations space. Codenvy seeks to address a cumbersome problem – configuring developer workspaces, the environment that developers use to edit, debug and link code to test as part of the continuous integration workflow handoff. Typically, the instructions about how to set up these workspaces are located on wiki pages and the creation process is highly manual and inefficient. The overhead can be so significant (depending on size and complexity), that during the first few days of a project developers spend substantial time on environmental configuration rather than coding. This acquisition is part of a shift in priorities the company is making to collect additional capabilities needed to improve developer productivity. Codenvy was already integrated with Red Hat OpenShift so IDC does not foresee challenges in making the products work together.</P> IDC Link Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Larry Carvalho, Melinda-Carol Ballou, Al Gillen Worldwide Archiving Software Market Shares, 2016: A Shifting Landscape Brings New Opportunity <P>This IDC study discusses the worldwide archiving software market, which is made up of revenue from both on-premises arching software and public cloud/SaaS-based archiving services. This study highlights the key trends impacting market growth and explores how some of the largest providers are responding to shifts among their customer base. </P><P>"We're reaching a significant tipping point in the archiving software market," said Andrew Smith, senior research analyst, Storage Software. "Revenue from cloud- and SaaS-based solutions is on pace to surpass on-premises revenue within the next several years. This has never happened before in this market. Clearly, customers are looking for cloud-friendly archiving platforms that allow them to choose a range of ediscovery, compliance, and regulatory tools to meet their needs. Many providers have already responded to this shift in consumption preference, but the amount of merger and acquisition activity happening among top market share holders indicates there is still much work to be done to effectively engage and retain customers."</P> Market Share Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Andrew Smith, Eric Sheppard Worldwide Enterprise Capture Software Forecast, 2017-2021 <P>This IDC study provides a sizing of the worldwide enterprise capture software market in 2016 and a five-year forecast through 2021 by geographic region and type of deployment (public cloud versus on-premise/other software). It updates <I>Worldwide Enterprise Capture Software Forecast, 2016–2020: Transforming Business Processes</I> (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US40151415">US40151415</A></B>, August 2016).</P><P>"The worldwide enterprise capture software market will grow at a CAGR of 5.2% over the next five years," according to Holly Muscolino, vice president, IDC's Enterprise Content Management and Document Workflow Transformation research programs. "Capture is a key technology in the document and content workflow automation ecosystem. The digitization, automation — and ultimate transformation — of content-intensive business workflows is a cornerstone of digital transformation initiatives."</P> Market Forecast Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Holly Muscolino Worldwide Enterprise Content Management Software Market Shares, 2016: Shift to New Models <P>This IDC study contains vendor shares for the enterprise content management software market for 2014–2016. It includes commentary on the growth of the market and emerging trends and provides actionable advice for technology suppliers. This document updates the ECM market view included in <I>Worldwide Content Management Software Market Shares, 2015: Uneven Performance</I> (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US40811416">US40811416</A></B>, July 2016). (Market share data for other segments of the content management market will be covered in separate reports.)</P><P>"The enterprise content management market will continue to be modest over the next five years," according to Holly Muscolino, vice president, IDC's Enterprise Content Management research program. "Growth will be driven, in part, by expansion in the midmarket and the replacement of legacy enterprise systems with newer, more modern cloud-enabled solutions. An important driver continues to be the automation of internally and externally facing business processes as part of a larger enterprise digital transformation initiative."</P> Market Share Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Holly Muscolino 国内クライアント仮想化市場予測、2017年~2021年 <P>本調査レポートでは、2016年の国内クライアント仮想化市場について分析し、同市場が現在置かれている状況を明確にすると共に、今後の予測を行っている。IDC Japan PC、携帯端末&クライアントソリューションのシニアマーケットアナリストである渋谷 寛は「ワークスタイル変革、ワークソース変革、ワークスペースにおけるクライアント仮想化の需要は高まっている。IDCの提唱するデジタルトランスフォーメーション(DX)によるイノベーションが有効な施策となるであろう」と指摘している。</P> Market Forecast Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Hiroshi Shibutani 国内クラウドITインフラストラクチャ市場シェア、 2016年:変化の表れたベンダー競合状況 <P>本調査レポートは、国内エンタープライズITインフラストラクチャ市場のサブマーケットである国内クラウドITインフラストラクチャ市場におけるベンダーシェアを提供するものである。成熟した国内市場では、処理能力(Compute)、データ保存(Store)、トラフィック(Networking)に対する需要を増やさない限り、エンタープライズITインフラストラクチャに対する需要は縮小均衡する。サーバー、エンタープライズストレージシステム、イーサネットスイッチのいずれのコンポーネントを見ても、テクノロジーの進化に伴い価格性能比は高まる上に、リソースの高効率利用を実現するソフトウェアが製品化されるからである。</P><P>IDC Japan エンタープライズインフラストラクチャのグループマネージャーである福冨 里志は「エンタープライズITインフラストラクチャベンダーは、既存の優良顧客を取り込むばかりではなく、IT活用による新規ビジネス創出を目指す顧客とのエンゲージメントを深め、自ら優良顧客を育てる取り組みが不可欠である」と述べている。</P> Market Share Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Satoshi Fukutomi, Masaaki Moriyama, Kenichi Kusano