idcpressreleases IDC RSS alerts Directing the Way to Digital Transformation Success in South Africa Johannesburg – More than 90% of South African organizations are either already engaged in digital transformation or in the process of planning and evaluating their transformation strategies. That's according to global technology research and advisory services firm International Data Corporation (IDC), which says vendors and channel partners will also have to evolve their strategies to meet their customers' changing needs. Corporate Press Release Thu, 22 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Worldwide Hardcopy Peripherals Market Grew 1.2% Year Over Year to More Than 28 Million Units Shipped in the Fourth Quarter of 2017, According to IDC The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market increased 1.2% year over year to nearly 28.1 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to the IDC Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Tracker Press Release Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Detachable Tablets Continue to Grow in Value Despite a Decline in YoY Shipments as Important Players Focus on Profitability, Says IDC LONDON, February 20, 2018 — According to the latest figures published by International Data Corporation (IDC), the overall tablet market for Western Europe declined 13.1% YoY, shipping 10.6 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017 (2017Q4), indicating a continued weakening of the market. Slate tablets continue to be the primary driver of this market erosion, declining by 15.4% YoY, as their productive use cases pale in comparison to newer form factors, and they increasingly become relegated to simple media consumption devices. Detachable tablets have slowed down but continue to see traction in certain areas. They posted a minor 2.0% YoY decline, but thanks to increasing interest in premium devices, coupled with a very strong commercial performance of 8.5% YoY growth, the value of their sales (in euros) rose by 3.2%. Tracker Press Release Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT IDC Philippines Unveils its Top ICT Predictions for 2018 and Beyond for Enterprises to Become Digital Natives MANILA, 21st February 2018 – IDC Philippines announced today its top 10 predictions for the Philippine ICT industry for 2018 and beyond. This year's predictions highlighted the maturity and growth of the Philippines' digital economy as many local organizations are accustomed to leveraging strong digital innovation platforms. Corporate Press Release Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Investments in Technologies Enabling Smart Cities Initiatives Are Forecast to Reach $80 Billion in 2018, According to a New IDC Spending Guide Worldwide spending on the technologies that enable Smart Cities initiatives is forecast to reach $80 billion in 2018, according to the first release of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Smart Cities Spending Guide. Research Press Release Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Race for Digital Banking-Ready Core Systems Revs Up as 35 Top APeJ Banks Prepares to Invest in Connected Core: IDC Financial Insights Connected Core Banking Discussions to Heat Up at the 2018 IDC Asian Financial Services Congress Research Press Release Tue, 20 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT First-Ever IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Professional Services Firms for Mining Operational Process Optimization 2018 Vendor Assessment SINGAPORE, February 20th, 2018 - IDC Asia/Pacific just released its first-ever IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Professional Services Firms for Mining Operational Process Optimization 2018 Vendor Assessment , where Accenture, Deloitte, and IBM were named to the Leaders category. The report assesses the services from eight global professional services firms for optimization of mining operational processes and identifies their strengths and challenges. A comprehensive framework is used to evaluate the various capabilities of the vendors' professional services across core mining operational processes including supply chain, asset management and maintenance, health and safety, mining operations, logistics and transportation, and energy management. Research Press Release Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT IDC Government Insights' Ruthbea Yesner Recognized as One of 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders at World CSR Day IDC Smart Cities Strategies Vice President Ruthbea Yesner has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Impactful Smart Cities Leaders at World CSR Day. Corporate Press Release Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT More than 300 of the Region's Most Influential ICT Leaders Gather in Dubai for IDC’s Middle East CIO Summit 2018 Dubai – International Data Corporation (IDC) today launched the eleventh edition of its annual Middle East CIO Summit, with more than 300 of the region's most influential ICT leaders in attendance. Hosted at Dubai's JW Marriott Marquis hotel, the event is showcasing innovative insights from respected industry experts and visionaries, and concludes tomorrow when the winners of the IDC CIO Excellence Awards 2018 will be announced during a dedicated ceremony. Corporate Press Release Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Annual IT Spending by Western European Healthcare Providers to Reach $14.1 Billion in 2021, says IDC Health Insights LONDON, February 16, 2018 — According to an International Data Corporation (IDC) Health Insights IT spending forecast report, IT spending by the Western European healthcare sector is forecast grow from $12.9 billion in 2016 to $14.1 billion in 2021. The CAGR is forecast at 1.9%, with growth slowed down by hardware (-0.9% CAGR), while software (4.9% CAGR) and IT services (1.6% CAGR) will grow at modest rates. Overall, the public healthcare segment continues to grow faster than private healthcare (2.0% vs. 1.6%) despite the high priority of cost-control initiatives in the agendas of European governments. Hospitals represent around 62% of total Western European healthcare IT spending, and that is expected to grow at 1.9% CAGR to 2021. Research Press Release Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT