rsscloudcomputing 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 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 OutSystems: An Omni-Channel Low-Code Application Development Platform <P>This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes OutSystems, a company competing in low-code development platforms, which is part of the model-driven application platform software market. This document reviews key success factors of OutSystems, including its market potential, technology/solution, corporate strategy, competitive edge, and customers, and provides essential guidance for technology adopters.</P> Vendor Profile Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Larry Carvalho, Donna Nitchie 2017年 国内情報セキュリティユーザー調査: 企業における対策の現状 <P>本調査レポートは2017年1月に実施した情報セキュリティ対策の実態調査に基づき、官公庁を含めた国内の企業/組織673社の導入実態と今後の方向性について分析した結果をまとめたものである。</P><P>ITサプライヤーの戦略策定、開発計画、マーケティング活動に資する分析を提供するため、情報セキュリティ対策をすでに導入している企業だけでなく、導入を検討している企業についても調査を行っている。そして情報セキュリティ対策の導入状況を15項目に分けて分析している。また情報セキュリティサービスの利用状況についても調査/分析を行った。</P> IDC Survey Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Tsuneo Tosaka 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: Asia/Pacific Next-Generation Telcos: Telecom Services 2016–2017 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC study is the seventh yearly assessment of next-generation telecom operators in Asia/Pacific. The primary focus of this study is to assess SPs' capabilities to meet the telecommunication and ICT needs of various customer segments and it leverages the IDC MarketScape framework to evaluate 11 leading regional and global telecommunications SPs in Asia/Pacific. The evaluation framework consists of a large variety of parameters such as comprehensiveness of service offerings, datacenter and cloud capabilities, go-to-market strategy, growth strategy, partner ecosystem, and innovation strategy. SPs are evaluated based on their current capabilities and the strategies they set in the next three to five years for the enterprise segment in Asia/Pacific.</P><P>"The telco landscape is being reshaped by enterprise transformation to digital platforms. The impact of key 3rd Platform technologies and accelerators, and the enterprise desire to leverage those technologies to differentiate themselves in a crowded marketplace, is clearly visible. In the short term, SD-WAN and enterprise cloud connect will be important, followed by 5G, software-defined networks, and virtual network services (VNS), with a distinct focus on customer experience throughout. Most of the SPs today have responded to these enterprise requirements by expanding into adjacent areas and providing not just the technology, but the business expertise along with it. However, they differentiate themselves based on their focus and key strategic capabilities. It's an interesting era for the telecom sector," according to Nikhil Batra, senior research manager, IDC AP Telecom.</P> IDC MarketScape Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Nikhil Batra, Sandra Ng, Hugh Ujhazy, Shiv Putcha Market Analysis Perspective: Australia Datacenter Infrastructure Trends, 2017 — Delivering "New IT" via Transformed Datacenters <P>The IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) delivers an overview of the current state of the Australian datacenter market as well as an insight into the impact of datacenter market drivers, datacenter trends, a market forecast, and competitive information. </P><P>It includes specific sections on:</P><UL><LI>Industry and market overview</LI><LI>Competitive landscape</LI><LI>Buyer perspective</LI><LI>Future view of the market</LI><LI>Advice for the technology supplier</LI></UL> Market Analysis Perspective Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Annemarie AJ Kikos, Chris Morris, Glen Duncan Micro Focus — Archiving Software Capabilities <P>This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes Micro Focus and its Retain Unified Archiving solution. Micro focus acquired GWAVA and the Retain portfolio in October 2016. GWAVA was a provider of cloud-based information archiving, disaster recovery, and security solutions. GWAVA was founded in 2001 and has its headquarters in Montreal, Québec, Canada. This document focuses on Micro Focus Retain and assesses Retain's market potential, product strategy, go to market, and differentiation. This IDC Vendor Profile also explores some of the challenges facing the Retain platform, recent implications of GWAVA's acquisition by Micro Focus, and a summary of major trends in the archiving software market. Finally, we provide guidance on how Micro Focus can continue to experience success in a rapidly changing market.</P> Vendor Profile Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Andrew Smith, Laura DuBois, Eric Sheppard 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 Profile: Quebec Datacenter Market, 2017 <P>This IDC Presentation profiles the datacenter market in the Canadian province of Quebec. Since 2014, the city of Montreal, Quebec, has emerged as a key datacenter hub in Canada, attracting large capital investment from companies to build commercial datacenters for enterprise and wholesale clients. IDC highlights several factors that underlie the emergence as a datacenter hub, including industry and market environment factors, and buyer behavior intentions and preferences, that result in Quebec having a robust, highly competitive datacenter market.</P> IDC Presentation Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Jason Bremner