rssmobility IDC RSS alerts Adobe Doubles Down On Its Advertising Technology Business IDC Link Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Karsten Weide Concur Fusion 2017: Customers Come Front and Center <P>This IDC Link provides a summary and highlights of Fusion 2017, Concur's annual user and partner conference, held March 14-17 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Concur, an SAP company, is a leading developer and provider of travel, expense, and invoice management software.</P><P>Fusion 2017 was Concur's largest conference to date with 3,000 attendees in total, 600 partners, over 500 Concur employees, and 206 speakers. The conference theme, "The Power of You", was captured throughout the keynotes and presentations, focusing heavily on how Concur's customers help drive key innovations that are seen in Concur products.</P> IDC Link Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Jordan Jewell, Nakul Narayan 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 Streaming Rights for Select National Football League Games Up for Grabs: A Harbinger of Things to Come for OTT Video Services <P>Reports that leading Internet giants Facebook, Google/YouTube, Amazon and Twitter are bidding for streaming rights to Thursday night National Football League (NFL) games serve as an indicator of things to come in the over-the-top (OTT) video services market as traditional pay TV comes under increased threat from emerging competition. </P> IDC Link Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Greg Ireland Canadian Retail ICT Landscape, 2017 <P>This IDC Presentation provides an analysis on the drivers and priorities for ICT spending in the retail sector in Canada. This Presentation draws on IDC's surveys of CIOs and line-of-business executives across the Canadian market as well as discussions across both IT users and the supply side of the market to provide a map of where short- and long-term opportunities can be found. It highlights the imperatives for spending that exist across the market at present. After examining the business pressures that are determining corporate investments and decisions, the Presentation looks at how this is affecting technology decision making.</P><P>"The Canadian retail sector is an attractive target for ICT vendors of all stripes. IDC Canada estimates that the ICT opportunity will expand to $3.78 billion in 2020 from $3.4 billion in 2016 — at a compound annual growth rate of 2.6%." — Nigel Wallis, vice president at IDC Canada</P><P>This Presentation is part of a series of documents focusing on specific vertical markets. It includes the Canadian ICT market size for 2015 along with forecasts for 2016–2020, including five-year compound annual growth rates for hardware, software, services, and telecommunications.</P> IDC Presentation Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Nigel Wallis, Vladyslav Mukherjee IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Enterprise Mobility in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan), 2016 <P>To help the business and IT executives within organizations better understand the elements of a successful enterprise mobility strategy, IDC has developed an enterprise mobility maturity model that identifies the five stages of maturity and the critical competencies, measures, outcomes, and actions that are required for organizations to improve their mobility-related strategies. This IDC study aims to help enterprises assess their current enterprise mobility maturity and uncover gaps in their mobility strategies. It also provides a framework to assist enterprises in planning, developing, and executing their mobility initiatives. Specifically, this study enables enterprises to:</P><UL><LI>Assess their mobility competency and maturity</LI><LI>Prioritize mobility technology, their partners, and other related investment decisions</LI><LI>Benchmark mobile maturity against country and industry trends</LI><LI>Uncover maturity gaps and identify the resources required to deliver and support enterprise mobility initiatives</LI></UL><P>"Mobility has entered mainstream across many Asian organizations today, as firms have learnt to leverage at least the basic benefits that mobile technology has to offer. However, as with any technology adoption, this one is also a journey, with only a few organizations embracing the value that mobility offers as a competitive business advantage. This is where the next phase of the journey stands for most organizations today — moving from tolerating mobility as an employee choice toward embracing mobility as a business imperative to drive the organization's digital transformation agenda," says Avinash K. Sundaram, research manager, Enterprise Mobility, IDC Asia/Pacific.</P> IDC MaturityScape Benchmark Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Avinash Kalyana Sundaram Worldwide Mobile and Handheld Gaming Forecast, 2017–2021 <P>This IDC study sizes and characterizes the mobile games marketplace from several vantage points through 2021. It also forecasts demand for handheld game console hardware and packaged/digital game software through 2021. The study breaks down annualized revenue (direct spending and in-game display ad campaign outlays), gamers, and device installed bases into four major regions: North America, Western Europe, Asia/Pacific, and the rest of the world (ROW). Metrics such as gamer ARPU and handheld hardware ASPs are explored, and a characterization of the competitive dynamic between iOS and Android gaming receives significant attention.</P><P>"The rise of mobile AR and VR games, ongoing growth in Asia/Pacific, and additional investments in in-game display ad campaigns all helped mobile and handheld gaming top $52 billion worldwide last year. The scale and dynamism in the mobile games market is remarkable, and ecosystem suppliers must remain vigilant and agile in order to capitalize on emerging trends." — Lewis Ward, research director, IDC's Gaming and VR/AR</P> Market Forecast Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Lewis Ward IDC's Forecast Scenario Assumptions for the ICT Markets and Historical Market Values and Exchange Rates, Version 1, 2017 <P>This IDC Presentation provides IDC's forecast assumptions for the worldwide ICT markets in 1Q17 and historical market values and exchange rate information for 2008–2016 in the attached PowerPoint file. This information complements published IDC forecast documents.</P> IDC Presentation Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Stephen Minton European Healthcare Providers' Progress in Digital Transformation: IDC Vertical Markets Survey, 2016 <P>This IDC Survey analyzes a portion of the 2016 <I>IDC European Vertical Markets Survey</I> for the Western European healthcare sector. This presentation analyzes healthcare providers' digital transformation trends and the related business expectations and IT budget dynamics in 2017. The analysis compares hospitals and other healthcare providers across the different dimensions and areas of mastery that measure progress in improving performance and achieve excellence in digital transformation.</P><P>The key findings of this documents include: </P><UL><LI>Mastery of information is high on the priorities of Western European healthcare, driven by the need to integrate and secure information assets.</LI><LI>Looking at actual investment plans, though Western European providers are prioritizing solutions that support more operational aspects.</LI><LI>3rd Platform laggards are becoming a minority, but still, less than half of respondents can leverage the benefits of the interplay between three or four 3rd Platform pillar technologies. The low uptake of Innovation Accelerators highlights the need for further education on use cases.</LI><LI>The need for a proactive approach to data security is acknowledged, but the adoption of end-to-end information governance is not a priority, despite it being strategic to digital transformation and critical to the implementation of new regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).</LI></UL> IDC Survey Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Silvia Piai, Jonas Knudsen IDC Perspective: Insights from HIMSS 2017 <P>This IDC Perspective summarizes observations of IDC Health Insights' analysts who attended HIMSS17, this year's iteration of the annual U.S. conference for the Health Information and Management Systems Society. Held in Orlando, Florida, February 19–23, the conference drew more than 44,000 health IT professionals, clinicians, and executives and more than 1,300 exhibitors.</P><P>"HIMSS 2017 offered exciting examples of how digital technologies are transforming healthcare," says Sven Lohse, research manager, Healthcare IT Services Strategies. "IDC Health Insights is excited that transformative technology is tightening the links in healthcare between enterprise environments, external ecosystems, patients, and customers."</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 24 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Cynthia Burghard, Lynne Dunbrack, Sven Lohse, Jeff Rivkin