rsshardware IDC RSS alerts Accelerated Computing Is Quickly Gaining Traction as Enterprises Seek to Manage Cognitive Workloads, According to IDC In a recent survey, IDC found that accelerated computing is quickly gaining traction in the enterprise as businesses embrace these technologies to overcome the limitations of CPUs. Research Press Release Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Cisco Channel Strategy Update <P>"As customers are demanding more customized solutions, traditional partners are struggling to meet requirements using their old business models." — Pam Miller, director, Infrastructure Channels Research</P> Market Perspective Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Pam Miller, Leslie Rosenberg, Chris Barnard IDC Analyzes the Latest Vendor Strategies in Place for the Anticipated Print Market Transformation <P>This IDC Market Perspective examines the recent activity of each major vendor as they seek to capitalize on the market's evolution and transformation.</P><P>The print industry is in an obvious state of maturity with several internal and external market dynamics intended to lessen its use in the future. </P><P>In the face of this maturity, however, the print market is still a huge technology segment that will not deteriorate quickly in the near term. In fact, what we have observed in recent history is the transition of technology, including print, toward the 3rd Platform to gain growth and remain relevant in the future. Current and future IT growth will come from technologies that leverage 3rd Platform and innovation accelerator technologies. Those that are relying on older 2nd Platform technologies will be relegated to a declining opportunity that will increase in irrelevancy over time.</P><P>The expected monumental influence of the 3rd Platform has had almost all print market participants wonder about their future. There are, of course, two primary paths to take. One is to work toward a transformation of the print business and seek adjacencies and new markets to find growth; the other route stays the course and follows the conventional print market path with a plan for improved execution. </P><P>Up until recently, it seemed the market's prevailing opinion was to transform the business from a print focus to higher growth segments that may or may not include printing. In preparation for market transformation, some print vendors started to tout services-led or software strategies that seem to indicate a de-emphasis on their core print product offerings. </P><P>Most recently, we have observed several activities that point toward a refocus on print. These recent examples point to a fundamental change in the best path for ongoing growth. As an industry, the print market should assess these examples with a mindset of where the industry is headed — transformation or back to the future (print) — and where the best opportunities lie for the greatest ROI. </P><P>"While the print market is still a huge opportunity, the inevitability of market maturity will provide the impetus for vendor participants to refine their approach to ensure market growth and relevance. This will include strategies that leverage the 3rd Platform as well as making attempts to improve positioning in established market segments," said Keith Kmetz, program vice president for IDC's Imaging, Printing and Document Solutions research practices. "This study captures the latest vendor 'jockeying for positioning' market activity in the midst of digital transformation."</P> Market Perspective Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Keith Kmetz, Robert Palmer, Allison Correia IDC TechBrief: Operations Management Systems <P>This IDC TechBrief discusses operations management systems for oil and gas environment, health, and safety.</P><P>According to Chris Niven, research director, IDC Energy Insights, "Most oil and gas companies are using in-house software solutions and spreadsheets to monitor and manage EHS for potential violations and risk and should look to other solutions for improving performance."</P> IDC TechBrief Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Chris Niven, Kevin Prouty Implications of the EU Cloud Code of Conduct on European Cloud Infrastructure <P>This IDC Market Perspective focuses on the 1Q17 launch of the EU Cloud Code of Conduct. The goal of the CoC is to make cloud adoption in Europe more secure and transparent, particularly in light of the forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. This report includes a preliminary summary of the CoC's development, adherence processes, as well as opportunities and challenges for European cloud service providers.</P> Market Perspective Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Michael Ceroici, Duncan Brown, Giorgio Nebuloni Intigriti Building a Crowdsourced Platform to Terminate Testing Troubles <P>The field of penetration testing struggles with many fundamental issues. In the current era of the rapid development and deployment of business applications, the testing game needs to be raised to a whole new level. Intigriti's crowdsourced platform could be just the solution to do that.</P> IDC Link Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Mark Child Printer Market News, July 2017 <P>This IDC Market Note includes news about printer vendors in June and July 2017.</P> Market Note Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Julio Vial Which Groups or Teams Have the Greatest Influence When Buying Hyperconverged Systems? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight looks at the groups and/or teams that have the greatest influence on the purchasing decision for hyperconverged systems. Although focus should be made on the C-level IT executives, hyperconverged system vendors would be well advised to undertake a holistic approach that addresses all stakeholders in the acquisition process.</P><P>This Survey Spotlight is based on IDC's 2016 <I>Hyperconverged</I><I> Systems Survey</I> carried out in November 2016, with over 300 North American organizations (companies with over 500 employees) in 8 vertical markets.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT David Laing, Eric Sheppard Worldwide Communications Processor Market Shares, 2016: M&A Continues <P>This IDC study covers the revenue for communications processor semiconductors, including system-on-a-chip (SoC) ASSPs and general-purpose standalone microprocessors, for the calendar year 2016. It also provides a competitive analysis of the worldwide communications processor market for the calendar year 2016.</P><P>"Following the megamergers of 2015, large-scale mergers and acquisitions (M&As) and consolidation continued in 2016," said Abhi Dugar, research director, Semiconductor Core Technologies: Cloud Infrastructure. "Meanwhile, migration of workloads to public cloud and the adoption of SDN/NFV-based architectures and open source technologies are creating new opportunities for vendors of communications processors."</P> Market Share Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Abhi Dugar 国内CSP向けネットワーク機器市場シェア、2016年: 通信事業者向けルーター、イーサネットスイッチ <P>本調査レポートは、通信事業者を始めとする国内CSP(Communication Service Provider)向けネットワーク機器市場に関して、市場全体およびルーター、イーサネットスイッチの各市場に関する2016年のベンダーシェアとベンダー動向を分析している。2016年の国内CSP向けネットワーク機器市場は、2014年まで続いていたLTEサービス投資の一巡と、それに代わる新たなサービス向け投資が存在しないという厳しい市場環境が続いた。そのような厳しい市場環境の中で、顧客基盤の広範さと強固さでシスコシステムズが強みを発揮し、およそ半分の市場シェアを抑えた。また、アラクサラネットワークスは、低迷するCSP向けイーサネットスイッチ市場で一人気を吐き、同市場でシェアを高めることに成功した。</P><P>今後の国内CSP向けネットワーク機器市場に対して、IDC Japan コミュニケーションズのグループマネージャーである草野 賢一は、「あらゆるベンダーは、次世代CSPネットワークで鍵を握るネットワーク仮想化に注力すべきである。特に、2番手以下のベンダーは、競合ベンダーが既存ビジネスの毀損を恐れて二の足を踏むような仮想ルーターやNetwork Disaggregationに大胆に取り組むべきである。ネットワーク仮想化の現在の課題に積極的に取り組むことで、新たなそして強力な競争優位を確立できる」と述べている。</P> Market Share Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Kenichi Kusano