rssbigdata IDC RSS alerts New IDC Report Examines Saudi Arabia's Digital Government Ambitions Riyadh – As digital transformation continues to play a fundamental role in shaping the way governments across the world adapt to new opportunities and challenges, International Data Corporation (IDC) has published an in-depth analysis to spur debate, share data, highlight best practices, and assess the impact of ICT on digital government initiatives globally and in Saudi Arabia. Titled ' A Digital Government Vision for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ' , the report leverages insights from the Kingdom’s most senior ICT decision makers to help guide the implementation of Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program (NTP). Research Press Release Mon, 22 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Where Will Telcos Find the Most Receptive Audience for Data/Analytics Services? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses the extent of the role that enterprises expect telcos will play in their data/analytics strategies.</P><P>This document is based on the results of IDC's 2018 <I>European Enterprise Communications Survey</I>, which covered 1,055 organizations in nine countries (Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the U.K.), six industries (finance, manufacturing, public sector, retail/wholesale, business services, and transport), and six business size categories measured by number of employees (50–99; 100–249; 250–499; 500–999; 1,000–4,999; and 5,000+). Results are shown by country and by the level of importance companies attach to data and analytics.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT James Eibisch Amidst Trade Tensions, U.S. and China Follow Different Paths to the 3rd Platform as New Technologies Drive Worldwide ICT Market Towards $6 Trillion in Annual Spending by 2022, According to IDC New technologies will drive information and communications technology (ICT) spending to more than $6 trillion by 2022 with growth accelerating through the end of the forecast period to more than 6% per year, according to the latest IDC Worldwide Black Book: 3rd Platform Edition. Research Press Release Tue, 16 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Evaluating OSIsoft: Adding Intelligence to IoT Analytics and Information Management <P>This IDC Perspective describes OSIsoft and the application of its PI System to bridge the gap between OT and IT and positions OSIsoft within IDC's decision-centric computing framework for consideration in solutions that may fall outside of the scope of the industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).</P><P>"IoT sensor data on its own doesn't have a lot of value; it is dirty, unstructured, and disorganized, and unless the context in which it was captured is known, deriving insights from it is difficult without significant downstream data preparation efforts," says Stewart Bond, director of Data Integration and Integrity Software research at IDC. "OSIsoft's PI System collects sensor data, persists it into a time series database, and connects the physical to digital with its Asset Framework in which data is organized and structured with context and provides a suite of applications for operational analytics and a set of interfaces to the PI System that enables connectivity with business applications and non-IoT technologies, avoiding the need to perform downstream sensor data preparation in business analytics and decision-centric computing use cases."</P> IDC Perspective Tue, 16 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Maureen Fleming, Stewart Bond Oracle Autonomous Database Demonstrates Why Channel Partners Must Evolve to Stay Relevant <P>In this Market Note, we analyze the impact that Oracle's new Oracle Automation Platform will have on its partners. Oracle Automation Platform was announced in February at Oracle OpenWorld and is claimed to reduce cost for customers by automating the management of the database — eliminating human error and the need for human intervention. </P> Market Note Tue, 16 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Hannah Breeze, Philip Carter HP Inc. Expands PrintOS to Help Its Customers Grow and Create <P>This IDC Market Note examines the fall launch of HP Inc.'s PrintOS platform.</P><P>HP Inc. announced the fall launch of PrintOS, a cloud-based platform that optimizes print and automates production for its customers. The newest additions, which include third-party apps available on its Marketplace, will help HP Inc. customers grow and collaborate to find higher-value print. </P> Market Note Wed, 10 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Amy Machado Edge IT: Most Influential Supplier Types <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight provides a snapshot of customers' current and future edge IT deployments. Data is taken from IDC's March 2018 <I>Enterprise Datacenter Edge Survey</I><I>.</I> This IDC Survey Spotlight identifies who customers consulted in designing their edge IT deployments.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Tue, 09 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jed Scaramella, Leslie Rosenberg Bridging the Talent Gap in Europe <P>This IDC Market Perspective presents results from a series of interviews with large European employers on issues around hiring, retention, and upskilling — and the skills that are needed now and in the next few years. Europe is facing a talent crisis. There has long been excess demand for IT skills, but the strong digital transformation trend is only exacerbating the issue. Estimates developed by IDC and consortium partners for the European Commission show a gap of 750,000 people across the EU by 2020. How does Europe face this significant talent challenge? </P><P>"While European employers would like to be able to hire the exact technology skills they need, there is a clear trend to upskill and retrain the existing workforce. New graduates are also part of the talent strategy but are not expected to be experts when they join — employers are ready to provide training. Talent management is clearly becoming a strong strategic imperative for European organizations," said Marianne Kolding, vice president, European Skills Practice.</P> Market Perspective Mon, 08 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Marianne Kolding, Martin Sundblad, Jan Alexa IDC Financial Insights Expects Growing Investment in Intelligent Automation to Reshape the Indonesian Financial Market and Improve Customer Engagement JAKARTA, October 4th, 2018 – IDC hosted its annual Fintech Innovation Summit at the Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta today, exploring the roadmap of technology strategies for leading banks and insurers in the country. It was revealed during the summit that the emergence of Intelligent Automation will be a key area of investment among leading Indonesian financial institutions to improve customer engagement. Intelligent Automation brings together cognitive-enabled channels, business process reengineering, Robotics Automation, and Human-Augmentation through Artificial Intelligence. IDC expects technology spending for the Indonesia financial services industry will have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.5%, reaching IDR 23 trillion in 2022 from IDR 12 trillion in 2017. Research Press Release Wed, 03 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled B2B Digital Commerce Platforms 2018 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC study provides an assessment of the principal SaaS and cloud-enabled B2B digital commerce platforms and discusses what criteria are most important for companies to consider when selecting a system.</P><P>"Selecting the right cloud B2B digital commerce platform can be extremely hard; there isn't a one-size-fits-all vendor and the market is moving extremely fast," says Jordan Jewell, senior research analyst of IDC's Digital Commerce program. "Instead, technology buyers need to envision what they want their commerce operations to look like in 5+ years and to build the platform backwards from there. The right platform should provide you with a competitive advantage when selling to other organizations and also be flexible enough to support commerce business model changes in the years to come."</P> IDC MarketScape Fri, 28 Sep 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jordan Jewell, Frank Della Rosa, Mark Thomason