rsspricingandvaluation http://www.idc.com/rss/2808.do IDC RSS alerts HPE Integrity Server Residual Value Forecast, June 2017 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US42829417 <P>This IDC Market Perspective includes residual value and specification charts for select HPE Integrity high-end servers. It offers primary and secondary market analysis for the vendor and its products.</P><P>"IDC expects customer spending on server systems will be significantly influenced by form factors, energy specifications, consolidation, and virtualization technologies. HPE's recent acquisitions will help it compete in this rapidly changing server market." — Susan Middleton, research director, Technology Financing Strategies</P> Market Perspective Fri, 07 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton Worldwide Software License, Maintenance, and Subscription Forecast, 2017–2021 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US42825517 <P>This IDC study provides IDC's forecast for the software license, maintenance, and subscription market. The growth trajectory for software license, maintenance, and subscription revenues remains relatively unchanged from the previous forecast, in part due to the large size of the categories being forecast. Customer preference for license type varies by software type, and an overall software market picture does not always capture these nuances. However, the big picture perspective in this study is designed to help the reader understand the rate and magnitude of major industry shifts.</P><P>"Most software companies want to be able to offer customers flexibility and choice in software deployment and pricing, while others are shifting entirely to cloud/subscription approaches. There will still be applications on-premises, licensed in the traditional sense. But growth is in subscription and cloud offerings," said Amy Konary, program vice president for Software Business Models and Monetization with IDC. "This means that most of the largest software companies will be managing a hybrid scenario, from both a technology and a business model perspective — a tall order."</P> Market Forecast Thu, 06 Jul 2017 04:00:00 GMT Amy Konary Worldwide Software Configuration, Change, and Process Management Forecast, 2017–2021: Agile, Emerging DevOps Leveraging Cognitive and Targeting IoT Will Drive Growth http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US42822317 <P>This IDC study provides the 2017–2021 forecast for the worldwide software configuration, change, and process management (SCCPM) market. Revenue growth from leading vendors resulting from G2000 and SMB 2015 investment led to revenue growth of 3.5% to reach $2.55 billion in 2016. This resulted from some growth on the part of some major vendors across areas of innovation in this broad market, investment by organizations seeking to gain agile automation and management for requirements, and DevOps expenditures in the wake of higher investment during 2015. The need for governance began to drive growth, and it will continue to do so in 2017–2021.</P><P>"Ongoing volatility in the world economy and the position of software as a competitive driver drove the need for effective management, resulting in growth for the 2016 SCCPM market at 3.5% as companies sought to drive innovation and manage complex IT initiatives," says Melinda Ballou, IDC research director, Agile Application Life-Cycle Management, Quality and Portfolio Strategies. "The impact of OSS complicated purchase patterns for commercial offerings, and we are increasingly seeing integration with key OSS solutions such as Git and commitment to OSS standards such as OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. We expect that a number of factors will continue to contribute to SCCPM growth across the forecast period of 2017–2021, including the strong emergence of agile and DevOps environments to help address mobile, embedded IoT and cloud development, complex sourcing, and the need to manage distributed development, open source, increased compliance demands, and the evolution of SaaS deployment models that enable faster adoption and decapitalized spending models. Indeed, we saw high-double-digit revenue growth in 2016 for many innovative vendors targeting these areas. We expect the push toward multimodal, multiplatform deployments (including mobile, social media applications, and embedded with big data analytics) to drive stronger growth in the forecast period with a CAGR of 6.1% to revenue of around $3.4 billion by 2021 as platforms consolidate via acquisition and organic evolution and as platform-as-a-service ALM solutions emerge over time."</P> Market Forecast Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT Melinda-Carol Ballou Worldwide Software Configuration, Change, and Process Management Market Shares, 2016: Agile Automation Enables DevOps Releases and Market Growth http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US42822017 <P>This IDC study provides 2016 vendor share analysis for the worldwide software configuration, change, and process management (SCCPM) market. Revenue growth from leading vendors resulting from Global 2000 and SMB 2015 investment led to revenue growth of 3.5% and $2.55 billion in 2016. This resulted from some growth on the part of some major vendors across areas of innovation in this broad market, extremely high-double-digit growth from innovators (such as Atlassian, Black Duck Software, Electric Cloud, and VersionOne), investment by organizations seeking to gain agile automation and management for requirements, and DevOps expenditures in the wake of higher investment during 2016. The need for governance began to drive growth, and it will continue to do so in 2017–2019.</P><P>"Ongoing volatility in the world economy and the position of software as a competitive driver drove the need for effective management, resulting in growth for the 2016 SCCPM market at 3.5% as companies sought to drive innovation and manage complex IT initiatives," says Melinda Ballou, IDC research director, Agile ALM, Quality and Portfolio Strategies. "The impact of OSS complicated purchase patterns for commercial offerings, and we are increasingly seeing integration with key OSS solutions such as Git and commitment to OSS standards such as OpenStack and Cloud Foundry. We expect that a number of factors will continue to contribute to SCCPM growth, including the strong emergence of agile and DevOps environments to help address mobile, cloud and embedded development and systems engineering as IoT emerges, complex sourcing, and the need to manage distributed development, open source, increased compliance demands, and the evolution of SaaS deployment models that enable faster adoption and decapitalized spending models. Indeed, we saw high-double-digit revenue growth in 2016 for many innovative vendors targeting these areas, mitigating double-digit losses for legacy solutions. We expect the push toward multimodal, multiplatform deployments (including mobile, social media applications, and those embedded with big data analytics) to drive stronger growth in the 2017–2021 forecast period as platforms consolidate via acquisition and organic evolution and as platform-as-a-service (PaaS) application life-cycle management (ALM) solutions emerge over time."</P> Market Share Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT Melinda-Carol Ballou Worldwide Storage Software, Public Cloud SaaS, and IaaS Market Shares, 1Q17: SaaS Solutions Are Unable to Offset Continued License Declines http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US42778917 <P>This IDC study provides a brief overview of the worldwide storage software and public cloud SaaS and IaaS market performance during the first calendar quarter of 2017 (1Q17).</P><P>"The worldwide storage software market experienced a slow first quarter, declining 2.6% year over year," said Andrew Smith, senior research analyst, Storage Software. "Declines continue to be driven by traditional, close-to-the-box technologies like replication software, which are increasingly being bundled or discounted by both multiline and SaaS providers. The demand for this type of technology is not going away, but as customers shift to SaaS, converged, and hyperconverged solutions, vendors are challenged to retain the value of some standalone storage technologies."</P> Market Share Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT Andrew Smith, Eric Sheppard SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2017: Course Correction on Licensing and a Race to Deliver Intelligent Applications http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US42736417 <P>This IDC Market Perspective discusses SAP SAPPHIRE NOW 2017 held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from May 16 to 18, 2017. </P><P>"At this year's SAPSAPPHIRE NOW conference, SAP showed good progress in key areas. These include licensing policies to enable indirect access, delivery of intelligent applications and the SAP Data Network, broadening of the SAP Leonardo program, and a new release of SAP S/4HANA public cloud edition containing the copilot UX." — Henry D. Morris, IDC Fellow, Big Data, Analytics, and Cognitive Software research</P> Market Perspective Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:00:00 GMT Henry D. Morris, Amy Konary, Mickey North Rizza, David Schubmehl, Raymond Boggs, Gard Little, Margaret Adam Worldwide IT Leasing and Financing Forecast, 2017–2020: Top 25 Countries http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US40887317 <P>This IDC study presents an updated five-year forecast for the worldwide IT leasing and financing market in the top 25 countries. It also updates Worldwide IT Leasing and Financing Forecast Update, 2016–2020: Top 25 Countries, December 2016 (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US42011616">US42011616</A></B>, December 2016), which is the previous forecast published for this market.</P><P>"The forecast for IT leasing and financing markets continues to trend positively, as customers still embrace the advantages that leasing offers like preservation of capital, protection from technology obsolescence, and life-cycle asset management. However, the source of demand for leasing will continue to evolve as service providers will become the main buyer of IT equipment throughout the forecast period. Diversification of financing and payment solutions is required to meet the changing needs of this buyer." — Susan G. Middleton, research director, IDC's Technology Financing Strategies</P> Market Forecast Mon, 22 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Jennifer Cooke, Susan G. Middleton Point of sales techniques and word of mouth most important for smartphone purchase decision: IDC http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAP42527117 According to International Data Corporation (IDC)s Smartphone PULSE (Indian smartphone end consumer research study), Point of Sales techniques and Word of Mouth are the most prominent factors influencing the smartphone consumers purchase decision. Also, 2 out of every 3 smartphone buyers are male, every 2nd buyer is below the age of 25 years and more than 2/3rd of the consumers prefer touch and feel of the offline over convenience of the online. Research Press Release Mon, 08 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT New IDC MarketScape Evaluates Worldwide Manufacturing Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ) Applications Vendors http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS42486717 IDC Manufacturing Insights today announced a new IDC MarketScape report to help end users assess current and anticipated performance of configure, price, quote (CPQ) applications vendors in the manufacturing marketplace. Research Press Release Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT How Quickly Will PC-as-a-Service Adopters Shift to the New PC Procurement Model? http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US42464317 <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight looks at the adoption plans of the U.S. respondents that have PCaaS already in place at their organizations. In August 2016, IDC conducted a survey about PC as a service to understand insights on PCaaS adoption rates, motivations, buyer trends, and satisfaction levels.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Tue, 11 Apr 2017 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton