rssservices IDC RSS alerts 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 Assisting Digital Transformation Through Services: Cisco Profile <P>This IDC Vendor Profile analyzes Cisco, a large, well-known networking company, and its security service offerings that are specific to managed security services and the technical support portfolio. This Vendor Profile reviews key success factors including company strategy, managed security services (MSS), and technical services.</P> Vendor Profile Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Martha Vazquez Augmented/Virtual Reality Opportunities and Challenges: Adoption Cases, Government Initiatives Analysis, and Essential Guidance for Six Countries in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) <P>This IDC Presentation presents overview, opportunities, and challenges for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies as well as provides essential guidance for technology buyers and vendors. </P><P>Many enterprises are beginning to view AR/VR technologies as a computing platform and are developing applications for a variety of use cases, such as engaging customers at stores, for customer service and engagement, training and collaboration, product demos, project planning, and design applications as well as for data visualization and productivity tools. Adoption across sectors is growing rapidly. With a number of low-priced AR/VR headsets slated for launch in 2017 and an expanding ecosystem of enterprise applications, vendors will further propel adoption. As per IDCs' latest AR/VR Spending (includes hardware, software, and services) Guide, the worldwide market for AR/VR is forecast to reach US$143.3 billion in 2020 compared with US$6.1 billion in 2016. </P><P>In this document, we also analyze the key market developments, government initiatives, and adoption cases for six Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) markets: Australia, China, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea.</P> IDC Presentation Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Avinav Trigunait Current Stages of Digital Transformation in U.S. Government <P>This IDC Perspective highlights survey responses from 216 U.S. government decision makers regarding their agencies' deployment stage of digital transformation (DX) and their deployment stages of 3rd Platform technologies. </P><P>"Since DX relies on one or more of the 3rd Platform technologies, it isn't surprising that the survey responses for DX tend to mirror the responses for several of the 3rd Platform technologies," says Adelaide O'Brien, research director, IDC Government Insights. "Despite the 'digital' moniker, there is much more to DX than just technology. Digital transformation typically involves a relative increase in the speed with which products, services, or information can be created or consumed," she adds. </P> IDC Perspective Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Adelaide O'Brien Digital Strategy and Agency Services: A Study of Marketing Buyers in North America <P>This IDC Survey covers the highlights of IDC's 2016 <I>Worldwide Digital Enterprise </I><I>Survey</I> that captured buying trends and perceptions of marketing professionals across North America toward the use of digital consulting and agency services providers. In part, the survey was conducted to determine:</P><UL><LI>The state of digital strategy initiatives in brand marketing and communications</LI><LI>The pervasiveness of digital strategy consulting services in this corporate function in the EMEA region</LI><LI>The scope and budget trends of digital strategy projects in 2016</LI><LI>Key objectives for digital strategy projects</LI><LI>Most important skill sets and characteristics for digital strategy consultants</LI><LI>Which firms are most frequently engaged to deliver digital strategy projects</LI><LI>Future digital strategy project plans, objectives, scope, and budget changes </LI></UL><P>The survey overall studies how executives characterize digital strategy across their organization, identifies the issues that motivate the use of external consultants for DX initiatives, quantifies the perception of the value provided by external consultants, and identifies spending trends over a 12- to 24-month period. The 2016 survey touched 667 organizations, made up of G2000 and midmarket firms worldwide and across all IDC macroregions and industry sectors. The survey generated over 2,000 individual assessments, from all major corporate functions, of 30+ digital consulting service providers. More granular detail behind this survey is available upon request.</P> IDC Survey Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Gerry Murray, Michael Versace HPE Pointnext: HPE's Technology Services Rebrand — Something New or Something Old? <P>The unveiling of HPE Pointnext suggests that HPE is looking to establish a strong, independent identity for its advisory, transformation, professional, and operational services atop next-generation infrastructure offerings. This is evident from the service categories around specific technologies identified for focus within HPE Pointnext's catalog of offerings — hybrid IT and private cloud platforms, data and analytics, intelligent edge, and "forward-looking applications." IDC believes that the future-focused independent branding and clear positioning are welcome steps that will allow HPE to leverage its traditional strengths (technology consulting and support services) to optimize the value that can be derived from its recent strategic initiatives (acquisitions of SimpliVity and Nimble Storage, for instance). HPE will now need to complement the HPE Pointnext announcement with a corresponding strengthening of its digital-related services capabilities within HPE Pointnext and partnerships to be able to truly distinguish itself from the competition.</P> Market Note Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Linus Lai, Chris Morris 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 MaturityScape: Enterprise Risk Management 1.0 <P>This IDC study helps organizations understand the maturity life cycle of an enterprise risk management program. It also helps them identify where they fall in that cycle and what steps they need to take to advance to the next stage of maturity. </P><P>"Advancements in cognitive and analytics applications, changes to the regulatory environment, and digital transformation initiatives are pushing the enterprise to evolve its risk management strategies to overcome new challenges and ensure the business is operating at its optimal risk level," said Angela Gelnaw, senior analyst of Legal, Risk, and Compliance Solutions.</P> IDC MaturityScape Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Angela Gelnaw, Cushing Anderson, Michael Versace Is Test Data Management a Blind Spot for GDPR Compliance Activities? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight looks at the impact of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on test data management practices across Europe. It explores European organizations' use of real customer data in testing and the importance placed on data anonymization and customer consent; it also identifies future investment plans in test data management. This helps vendors understand prioritizations in terms of GDPR compliance as well as identify potential blind spots; this will aid in driving the right conversations with clients looking for support on their GDPR compliance journey. </P><P>The analysis is based on IDC's <I>European GDPR Survey</I>, 2017 of 560 organizations with at least 250 employees (80% of respondents have more than 500 employees) in six countries (the U.K., France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain) across 12 industries. The survey was carried out in February/March 2017.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Jennifer Thomson Market Analysis Perspective: Asia/Pacific Security Services Market 2016 Update <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective delivers a concise current state view of the Asia/Pacific security services market, including top trends, market sizing, forecast, and advice to service providers. The presentation was designed to give clients the opportunity to engage with IDC's analysts on key issues that have an impact on the Asia/Pacific security services market as well as future market directions. Some form of this presentation has been presented to clients throughout various dates since October 2016.</P><P>With security breaches and cyberattacks making the headlines almost on a daily basis, there has never been greater urgency than now for businesses to address cybersecurity. In a recent case of a data breach at a large internet company, we saw how such infringement directly affected the firm's deal valuation. "This is absolutely exciting and challenging times for security professionals, as organizations embark on their digital transformation journeys, which to a large extent fundamentally altering enterprise technology and process architectures, data value chain, and risk appetite, and at the same time creating new security challenges that organizations have never faced before," says Cathy Huang, lead analyst for IDC APEJ Security Services. "We see that mature organizations have always sought to maximize risk reduction while minimizing costs. They regularly monitor the cost-effectiveness of security functions and allow resources — including full-time employees, contractors, and third-party managed security service providers — and, of course, security technology investment that proactively work together," Huang added.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Tue, 28 Mar 2017 04:00:00 GMT Cathy Huang