rssservices 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 China Business Internet of Things End-User Perception and Adoption Research <P>The IDC Survey analyzes global business user internet of things (IoT) deployment and application in 2016 in detail. First, it summarizes Chinese business users' recognition of IoT technology. Second, it provides research on Chinese companies' IoT applications and analyzes companies' IoT decisions and groups responsible for IoT decisions as well as the most important factors in deploying IoT. Next, it investigates the drivers and barriers of companies deploying IoT applications. Finally, this presentation comes up with conclusions and suggestions.</P><P>"Starting from the stages of fragmentation and contextualization and then to the stages of inter-scenarios and inter-industries, the IoT market is growing rapidly. Meanwhile, the central government has positioned the IoT industry as a national strategic new industry, influencing Chinese companies' recognition of IoT technology and applications and making them consider IoT from a strategic perspective so it can serve the companies' long-term development. Furthermore, Chinese companies also realize that instead of sticking to the internal market, they should grow in the national market as well. Therefore, to become more successful, when making IoT decisions, companies must consider both the internal and global markets," says Antonio Liu, senior market analyst of IoT research, IDC China.</P> IDC Survey Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Antonio Liu Russia IT Services Market 2017–2021 Forecast and 2016 Analysis <P>This IDC study examines the state of the IT services industry in Russia in 2016, and forecasts IT services expenditure through 2021. The study contains market size and distribution by both foundation market and vertical market, and presents forecasts for 13 foundation market categories.</P><P>The study answers the following questions:</P><UL><LI>What are IDC's predictions for IT services spending in Russia? What are the assumptions behind the forecast numbers, and what impact will the related issues have on the market during the forecast period?</LI><LI>What do end users in Russia say about their concerns and preferences regarding IT services procurement?</LI><LI>What are the latest trends in IT services delivery in Russia, such as hybrid cloud, digital transformation, and IT security?</LI></UL><P>"The situation in the Russian IT services market did not change dramatically in 2016 compared with the previous year, apart from the fact that both customers and IT services providers have now completely adapted to the country's current adverse economic situation. Some are looking for opportunities to cut IT spending, while others are bending with the wind and embracing digital transformation solutions that allow organizations to reduce costs and provide significant competitive advantages." — Research Analyst Vasily Agapov, IDC Russia</P> Technology Segment Mon, 29 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Vasily Agapov 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 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 Market-Shaping Developments at RAPID 2017 <P>This IDC Market Note details the major trends identified by analyzing the news and products unveiled at RAPID 2017.</P><P>"3D printing technologies are making more and more inroads into real manufacturing, and some of the products and technologies unveiled at the RAPID 2017 show advance that trend," said Tim Greene, research director, IDC's Hardcopy Solutions group. New equipment configurations, new lower-priced metal printing systems, and the scale up of HP Inc.'s market entry signal new growth in the production segment." This Market Note highlights some of those key products and technology announcements. </P> Market Note Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Tim Greene 中国ICT市场预测,2017–2021 <P>本IDC研究报告通过对2016年的实际市场数据和对2017至2021年的预测,揭示了中国ICT市场的动态及发展趋势。本报告对ICT各类产品做了未来五年的市场预测,对市场发展趋势做了分析,对于ICT市场发展的关键驱动因素进行了分析。本报告为IT厂商、电信运营商、IT渠道经销商等做出正确决策提供了富有价值的信息。</P> Market Forecast Fri, 26 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Leon Xiao IDC Asia/Pacific 2017 Business and IT Services End-User Survey Results I: Acceleration of Digital Transformation Initiatives in the Region <P>This IDC Survey provides a comprehensive insight into the market dynamics currently shaping the business and IT services market in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) based on the findings of IDC's <I>2017 Annual </I><I>Business and IT Services Survey</I>. This study analyzes the spending intentions of IT and line-of-business buyers engaging with external SPs to build or implement innovation initiatives using digital transformation (DX). The study highlights an organization's digital transformation adoption patterns as well as its focus of digital transformation initiatives. </P><P>The survey was conducted between December 2016 and January 2017, and 1,302 business and IT services decision makers across industries were interviewed among 13 APEJ markets.</P><P>"Majority of the organizations in the region are in the early stages of DX adoption, are yet to set up DX functional teams, and are in the process of understanding and evaluating various digital solutions. Having stated that, organizations are desperate for innovation related to DX, requiring SPs to aggressively pursue co-innovation with their customers," says Sherrel Roche, senior market analyst, IDC's Asia/Pacific Business and IT Services Research.</P> IDC Survey Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Sherrel Roche Western Europe Enterprise Mobile Application Development Platform Forecast, 2016-2021 <P>This IDC study examines the Western European Enterprise Mobile Application Development Platform (MADP) software market from 2016 to 2021. The document also identifies key market and technology developments as well as the drivers and inhibitors that will shape its evolution in the future. Market sizing and forecast are split by delivery model (on premise and as a service).</P><P>"A quarter of Western European companies claim to develop custom mobile apps in-house, but over half of them have only developed (or are developing) their first applications. The economics of purchasing an MADP solution are not yet justified by most Western European organizations at present," said Angela Salmeron, research manager, IDC EMEA Mobile Enterprise Strategies. "Nevertheless, IDC is optimistic about the future of MADP solutions. A new era is positioning mobility as the face of digital transformation (DX) strategies, with mobile apps at the core of business-to-consumer (B2C) and business-to-business (B2B) interaction; MADP solutions together with the application of DevOps practices can be a powerful competitive weapon for digital disrupters."</P> Market Forecast Thu, 25 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Angela Salmeron 2H16 Country Report on IT Services — People's Republic of China <P>This IDC Presentation provides a detailed analysis of the market and competitive landscape in IT services in the People's Republic of China (PRC) from July to December 2016 (2H16). It covers the market size movements and growth trends in each of the macromarkets (i.e., project oriented, outsourcing, and support and training services) as well as the key industries, such as finance, manufacturing and resources, public sector, distribution and services, and infrastructure. The report also provides a market and vendor analysis of 3rd Platform technologies as the key market drivers. The competitive analysis section includes key strategies and activities of large global and local IT services providers in the market.</P><P>The data and insights within this presentation are a part of the "Asia/Pacific Semiannual Services Tracker" research, which covers 14 foundation markets across 14 Asia/Pacific countries.</P><P>China’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 6.7% year over year (YoY) in 3Q16 and 6.8% in 4Q16. China’s economy has shifted from high-speed development into mid-speed development. The industrial structure continued to be optimized, and the tertiary industry accounted for an increasing proportion in the national economy. The local policies, including Made in China 2025, Internet Plus, and the mass entrepreneurship and innovation strategy, continued to stimulate the development of high-tech services and encouraged the demand for advanced technologies. As part of the high-tech services, the IT services market has sustained a good growth momentum.</P><P>The outsourcing services market achieved double-digit growth because of strong domestic outsourcing demand and an increased demand for cloud services. Both the project-oriented services and support and training services markets have been growing steadily thanks to an increased demand for IT infrastructure upgrade among enterprises. The digital transformation of enterprises has created greater opportunities for IT SPs, especially for system integrators (SI), and ISVs. The adoption of cloud, big data, mobility, and social technology in digital transformation is increasing. Hence, most services vendors have been actively developing their infrastructure capacity around 3rd Platform technologies.</P><P>The government, healthcare, and retail sectors have seen higher investments in IT services in 2H16. The government has further promoted the construction of new Smart City and smart government affairs in its 13th Five-Year Plan. Following the healthcare reform, Chinese public hospitals have embraced IT, whereas the retail industry has actively developed a viable retail channel by leveraging on big data, mobility, and other new technologies.</P> IDC Presentation Wed, 24 May 2017 04:00:00 GMT Richard Zhao, Henry Yan, Emily Zhang, Tommy Zhao, Nina Nie