rsshardware 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 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 U.S. 3D Printer Forecast, 2017–2021 <P>This IDC study for the U.S. 3D printer market covers printer shipments and hardware revenue for the 2017–2021 forecast period. The data is split by the following technologies: fused filament fabrication/fused deposition modeling (FDM/FFF), stereolithography (SLA), powder-bed fusion, select deposition lamination (SDL), binder jetting, and materials jetting. Data is also split by the following price bands: <$1,000, $1,000–2,499, $2,500–4,999, $5000–10,000, $10,000–24,999, $25,000–100,000, and $100,000+.</P><P>"Shipments in the U.S. 3D printer market are expected to grow at a 14% CAGR over the forecast period, and within that number, the professional and production markets for 3D printing systems are expected to grow more than twice as fast as the low-end/consumer market," according to Tim Greene, research director with IDC's Hardcopy Solutions Group. "Our forecast looks hard at some of the fundamentals that are propelling the 3D printing market as well as some of the factors that we expect will drive change in the coming years." </P> Market Forecast Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Tim Greene Worldwide Hardware Security Modules Revenue Forecast, 2017–2021: First Look <P>This IDC study included interviews with HSM users, manufacturers, and installers. It also included a review of current and historical financial information to validate and support growth projections for the 2016–2021 period. Key findings from this forecast are as follows:</P><UL><LI>IDC forecasts the market for general-purpose HSMs to grow significantly, rising at a five-year compound annual growth rate of 12.1%, reaching $679.5 million in 2021. This growth is driven by organizations taking advantage of the increased flexibility general-purpose HSMs provide over payment authorization HSMs. </LI><LI>IDC projects the market for payment authorization HSMs to grow at a healthy five-year compound annual growth rate of 7.0%, reaching $403.9 million by 2021. Growth will be fueled by HSM refreshes, potential updates to HSM certification requirements maintained by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards Council, and the need to meet increased processing demand. </LI></UL><P>"IDC's first examination of the worldwide market for hardware security modules (HSMs) found strong growth for these products driven by the need to protect critical data residing in public cloud services. HSMs are also emerging as a secure method to track and validate the integrity of internet of things device identity and ensuring the trust required to validate the integrity of cryptocurrency transactions. The HSM market is expected to achieve double-digit growth over the next five years as organizations increasingly focus on the visibility and control of their precious data assets," said Robert Westervelt, research manager and lead of IDC's Data Security practice. </P> Market Forecast Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Robert Westervelt, Sean Pike Worldwide Internet of Things Security Products Forecast, 2017–2021: Emerging Security Segments <P>This IDC study presents a five-year forecast for the worldwide Internet of Things security products market.</P><P>"Enterprise IT security teams are addressing security and compliance to emerging IoT business projects by turning to their existing security architecture for visibility and security policy enforcement. But this study found some innovative security technologies merging to address new requirements prompted by unique IoT use cases. Therefore, IDC projects healthy, double-digit growth across all the IoT security product market segments through 2021," said Robert Westervelt, research manager, Security Products and IoT Security researcher. </P> Market Forecast Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Robert Westervelt, Abhi Dugar, Sean Pike 国内外付型エンタープライズストレージシステム 市場シェア、2016年:次世代製品へのシフトが加速 <P>本調査レポートは、国内外付型エンタープライズストレージシステム市場の2016年の実績を示すと共に、ベンダー別の実績とシェアの分析、およびシェアの変化をもたらした要因について分析している。</P><P>IDC Japanのグループディレクターである森山 正秋は、「2016年の国内ストレージシステム市場では、自社製品を次世代製品に置き換える動きを加速させるベンダーが増えた。次世代製品とはオールフラッシュアレイ(AFA)のほか、スケールアウトストレージ、オブジェクトストレージ、Software-Defined Storage(SDS)、ハイパーコンバージドシステムなどである。次世代製品は成長性が高いだけではなく、ユーザー企業のデジタルトランスフォーメーション(DX)を支えるインフラストラクチャとなるため、次世代製品への移行スピードは、ユーザー企業との新たな協業関係を構築するためにも重要になる」と分析している。</P> Market Share Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Masaaki Moriyama Google I/O 2017: Google Extends Intelligent Assistant and Smart Home Capabilities, but Falls Short on Visual Experiences <P>The battle for dominance in the intelligent assistant and smart home markets continues to tighten following several key announcements from Google at its developer conference on May 17, 2017. For some time, Google has been gaining an edge in both of these areas through its extensive cognitive systems and its conversational experiences – and could further this edge with the latest lineup of new features, such as the incorporation of Google Assistant's conversational abilities with Google Lens, and Google Home's hands-free calling and proactive assistance skills – but it has fallen short on matching Amazon's visual experience, which is something that affords Amazon a lead over Google for now.</P> IDC Link Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Adam Wright HP Inc. Strengthens High-End A4 Laser Line with Printers and MFPs Targeting the Changing Office Environment <P>This IDC Market Note details HP Inc.'s new high-end color and monochrome laser printer and MFP lineup announced on May 16. This 10-model announcement targets business markets. This announcement builds on HP Inc.'s recent focus on increased print security and will strengthen its core A4 lineup after the recent A3 product launch based on Samsung engine technology.</P> Market Note Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Alyson Frasco Herjavec Group: Pursuing Managed Security Services Growth in Complex, Multi-Technology Environments <P>This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes the MSS offerings of Herjavec Group and reviews key success factors, including company strategy, services strategy, partnerships, challenges, and opportunities. </P> Vendor Profile Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Martha Vazquez How Is IoT Data Used and Organized at the Edge? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight provides analysis of impact on storage infrastructure on U.S. organizations due to Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. Specifically, this Survey Spotlight highlights the increased use of object-based storage (OBS) at the edge for deep analysis and pattern recognition purposes. </P><P>"Today most IoT data is stored in file-based storage environments with an increase in object-based deployments at the edge in the next 24 months," said Amita Potnis, research manager, File- and Object-Based Storage Solutions at IDC. "This will mean increased storage budgets as data sets continue to grow and a possible uptick of commercial distribution of object-based storage." </P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Amita Potnis, Natalya Yezhkova