rssbigdata IDC RSS alerts Early Views into Automation and AI Adoption in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Today <P>This IDC Perspective provides insights gathered by IDC Health Insights' analysts participating in the Infosys Automation and AI in the Life Sciences and Healthcare Industry event held at the Hanover Marriott on August 9, 2017. David Schubmehl and I co-presented the event keynote, followed by an introduction to Infosys' Nia AI platform and closing with a panel discussion on industry AI trends with contributions from IDC, Infosys, representatives from both the life science and healthcare industries, and an active industry audience.</P><P>"With improved availability of organizational (and extra-organizational) data becoming the norm and initial analytical dashboards in place, leading life science companies are beginning to explore cognitive technologies to further extract value from their data resources. As demonstrated by strong life science and healthcare participation in the recent New Jersey event, a renewed interest in cognitive use cases and vendors that can help implement cognitive solutions has followed, with significant opportunities for innovation over both the near term and the longer term," said Alan S. Louie, research director, IDC Health Insights Life Science R&D Strategies and Technology.</P> IDC Perspective Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Alan S. Louie, Ph.D. Hitachi Creates New Business to Drive IoT Strategy <P>Hitachi has combined its data management, analytics and industry businesses into a new legal entity called Hitachi Vantara. The goal of the new entity is to help customers make sense of the ever-growing mass of data in their environments and use those insights to improve business outcomes. Hitachi's presence in both the operational and information technology worlds could give it an advantage in the crowded IoT Platform market – if it can effectively position itself as a key partner for digital transformation in the minds of customers and prospects. </P> IDC Link Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Stacy Crook, Vernon Turner IDC TechBrief: Intelligent ERP <P>This IDC TechBrief discusses i-ERP and intelligent systems.</P><P>"Intelligent systems are impacting the way we think about our traditional ERP systems and enterprise applications," said Mickey North Rizza, program VP, Enterprise Applications and Digital Commerce. "The ability to optimize your resources of people, process, and technology while consuming massive amounts of data and applying advanced analytics on a cloud platform is enabling the intelligent enterprise — an organization that is highly profitable and controls its own destiny."</P> IDC TechBrief Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Mickey North Rizza Insights from Optum Forum 2017: "How Well Gets Done" <P>This IDC Market Note discusses about the key conversations and Optum's idea of growing partnerships to tackle the biggest challenges in healthcare at the Optum Forum 2017. At the Optum Forum 2017, Optum's senior executives shared their vision for how Optum — its products, services, and expertise — will help healthcare organizations (itself included) address the immense challenges faced by an industry transforming itself to survive disruption and regulatory uncertainty.</P><P>"With the launch of OptumIQ, Optum is clearly accelerating the move toward data as a service," states Lynne Dunbrack, research vice president, IDC Health Insights. "This business model unifies Optum's portfolio of analytic, data, software, and service offerings in a more easily consumable and understandable way."</P> Market Note Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Cynthia Burghard, Lynne Dunbrack, Sven Lohse, Jeff Rivkin, Mutaz Shegewi Lenovo Brings Software Defined Scale-Up to S/4HANA, Providing 36TB Memory <P>The Lenovo Scalable Solution for SAP S/4HANA delivers ScaleMP technology where it matters. Scaling to 36TB, it addresses SAP S/4HANA large memory application requirements.</P> IDC Link Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Peter Rutten Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Software-Defined Compute, 2017 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective presents the overall market perspective on the software-defined compute market, which is made up of hypervisor software, container infrastructure software, and cloud system software. Server virtualization, a standard datacenter technology, continues to serve as the foundation for the software-defined datacenter and is increasingly being combined with cloud system software to create private clouds. Containers, ignited by Docker and subsequently Kubernetes, is an OS-level technology that is driving disruptive innovation across the stack with significant impacts on the role of hypervisors and VM-based clouds. This presentation covers core technology trends, current and emerging industry trends, drivers for and barriers to adoption, and IDC's essential guidance for IT suppliers.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Gary Chen ZAP: Improving Time to Insight for Midsize Firms <P>This IDC Market Note outlines how ZAP (a provider of data and analytics software) is carving out its niche in the midmarket with an end-to-end solution designed to fast-track the time and effort involved in kick-starting a data warehousing and BI project. </P><P>"In IDC's view, midsize firms are typically characterized by their unique business challenges and processes as well as their limited IT infrastructure, restricted IT budgets, and scarce in-house BI skills — all of which impact the downstream requirements of a data warehousing and BI solution," said Helena Schwenk, research manager, IDC Big Data and Analytics. "ZAP's offering helps midsize firms circumnavigate some of these issues by fast-tracking the more complex elements and tasks associated with deployments, specifically in terms of data transformation and warehouse build. It is however, operating in a crowded and competitive market, and so needs to continue to emphasize, promote and develop its prebuilt assets and approach, including leveraging its strategic relationship with Sage."</P> Market Note Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Helena Schwenk 2017年 国内の製造/流通分野における 第3のプラットフォーム需要動向調査 <P>本調査レポートでは、国内の製造および流通における第3のプラットフォーム関連の支出動向を調査した結果を分析している。製造には、組立製造およびプロセス製造が含まれ、流通には小売および卸売が含まれる。それぞれの産業分野における第3のプラットフォームの市場動向を分析するほか、2つのユーザー企業の事例を取り上げて、企業の事業成長の取り組みに対し、第3のプラットフォームがもたらすインパクトを考察する。</P><P>イノベーションアクセラレーターを活用した業務変革や新たな商品やサービスの展開がITバイヤー企業内で本格化することを見据え、ITサプライヤーの体制の強化が急がれる。IDC Japan ITスペンディングのシニアマーケットアナリストである岩本 直子は、「ITサプライヤーは、顧客企業のビジネスの理解を深め、IT部門のパートナーとして、事業部門や業務部門の課題とビジネス目標を把握しそれに応じて、最適なテクノロジーのアドバイザリーを行うことが求められる」と述べている。</P> Market Perspective Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Naoko Iwamoto Japan Financial Markets Business IT Usage of 3rd Platform 2017 <P>This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId= "> </A></B>JPJ41781617 and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.</P><P>All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:</P><UL><LI>IDC Opinion</LI><LI>Methodology</LI><LI>Definition</LI><LI>Executive Summary</LI><LI>Future Outlook</LI><LI>Essential Guidance</LI><LI>Synopsis</LI></UL><P>This IDC study analyzes the 3rd Platform spending trends in Japanese financial institutions (banks, insurance, securities, and other financial services) by providing the results for 2016 and forecasts from 2017 to 2021. It also analyzes the demand trends and the related case studies for the 3rd Platform and innovation accelerators in Japanese financial institutions. The study also provides the overview for fintech solutions that are earnestly being deployed in Japanese financial institutions. In addition to fintech-related initiatives and the related IT spending forecast, this study also analyzes the fintech ecosystem that includes the impact of fintech solutions on companies in other industries and provides the related IT spending trends. </P><P>Majority of the Japanese financial institutions are actively seeking the utilization of IT to create new businesses and strengthen products and services and therefore are expanding the usage of the 3rd Platform and innovation accelerators. The provision of fintech solutions and their earnest utilization in many financial institutions are likely to boost the spending toward 3rd Platform and innovation accelerators in the future. The impact of these solutions will not only be felt by financial institutions but also by systems and businesses of many companies in the fintech ecosystem developed to include start-up companies and companies in other industries. </P><P>"IT suppliers should actively support the construction of a fintech ecosystem targeting financial institutions so as to create an impact," said Hitoshi Ichimura, research manager, IT Spending Group, IDC Japan. </P><P>This IDC study is a translation of the Japanese document IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=JPJ41781617">JPJ41781617</A></B> and is summarized to reduce the gap in time since the original version was published.</P><P>All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:</P><UL><LI>IDC Opinion</LI><LI>Methodology</LI><LI>Definition</LI><LI>Executive Summary</LI><LI>Future Outlook</LI><LI>Essential Guidance</LI><LI>Synopsis</LI></UL> Industry Development and Models Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Hitoshi Ichimura Memory-Driven Computing: The Next Phase in Composable/Disaggregated Infrastructure <P>This IDC Presentation presents quick overview of memory-driven computing and presents an approach that IDC is evaluating to assess and size it. "IDC views memory-driven computing as the next phase of composable/disaggregated infrastructure," said Ashish Nadkarni, program director, Computing Platforms at IDC. "As the appetite for real-time and in-memory analytics of large quantities of data increases, processor-centric computing (PCC) becomes a limiting model. Vendors, like HPE, are developing memory-driven computing as an alternative model that can overcome the limitations of processor-centric computing."</P> Market Presentation Mon, 18 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Ashish Nadkarni