TECH BUYER Apr 2019 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # US44514819

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Artificial Intelligence Services 2019 Vendor Assessment

By: Jennifer HamelResearch Manager, Analytics and Intelligent Automation Services, Ali ZaidiResearch Vice President, IT Consulting, Systems Integration, and Artificial Intelligence Services


This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the artificial intelligence (AI) services market through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain success in the AI services market. This IDC MarketScape covers a variety of vendors participating in the AI services space. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses vendors relative to the criteria and to one another and highlights the factors expected to be the most influential for success in the market in both the short term and the long term.

"As the AI services market continues to mature, customers will need partners that not only demonstrate expertise in AI-enabling technologies but also develop solutions that achieve customers' business objectives and address the human impacts of AI adoption. Success in this rapidly evolving space will require services providers to continue to invest in skills, IP, and alliance ecosystems to remain competitive," says Jennifer Hamel, research manager, Analytics and Intelligent Automation Services at IDC.

"While the rate of AI adoption is on the rise, concerns around AI ethics and its implication on business processes and people and underlying data challenges such as data curation, migration, governance, and security continue to be key barriers to adoption. Vendors that are addressing these two concerns up front in addition to providing the necessary domain, industry, and technology expertise required to deliver AI solutions for customers will be more successful in helping enterprises take on AI initiatives," says Ali Zaidi, research director, IT Project Based Services at IDC.



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