rsscloudcomputing IDC RSS alerts Are Organizations in Europe Prepared to Pay Extra for Sovereign Cloud? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight looks at how much IT spending organizations in Europe are willing to allocate to solutions for cloud sovereignty. As interest in sovereign cloud grows across all sectors, many organizations on the continent are willing to pay extra for such solutions, but this can vary according to sector.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 19 Apr 2024 04:00:00 GMT Rahiel Nasir Google Cloud Next ’24: Optimizing Infrastructure for Generative AI <P>At the Next '24 event, Google Cloud unveiled various announcements, highlighting their momentum in Generative AI (GenAI) and cloud infrastructure technologies. One of the primary focus areas was delivering an infrastructure optimized for GenAI workloads with a range of customer, partner, and product innovations. </P><P>Google unveiled their new Arm-based Axion CPU and multiple enhancements across Google Cloud’s AI Hypercomputer architecture and workload-optimized infrastructure, as well as innovations in Google Distributed Cloud, to boost performance and expand capabilities for AI workloads and sensitive enterprise data processing. They featured startups and enterprises like Bayer, Best Buy, Cintas, Discover Financial, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Mercedes Benz, Orange, and TD Bank who are utilizing Google Cloud and GenAI to transform their technology capabilities and enhance their services. </P><P>Finally, Google Cloud showcased how they are enhancing AI capabilities and cloud-driven transformations with partners such as Broadcom, CrowdStrike, Palo Alto Networks, and PwC, each contributing uniquely to migrating workloads, enhancing security, extending commitments, and building AI-optimized solutions.</P> IDC Link Fri, 19 Apr 2024 04:00:00 GMT Matthew Eastwood, Dave McCarthy, Jasdeep Singh, Taranvir Singh Why Are So Many Cloud Buyers Blowing Their Cloud Budgets? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight draws upon <I>Cloud Pulse</I> 4Q23 data which shows close to half of cloud buyers spent more on cloud than they expected to in 2023. In 2024, a high number already expect to see cloud spend overruns, but the reasons why are quite different to those in previous years.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 19 Apr 2024 04:00:00 GMT Penny Madsen Generative AI in CPaaS <P>This IDC Market Perspective looks at the development and dynamics regarding the use of GenAI in the CPaaS market. It provides insight into various implementations of GenAI in several key CPaaS providers' solutions portfolios, mostly covering customer engagement. Although the main focus is on penetration of generative AI in CPaaS, other AI/ML technologies that are relevant for CPaaS solutions and/or closely related to generative AI are also included when applicable.</P><P>"While most CPaaS vendors are well underway in terms of investing and implementing GenAI into their customer engagement solutions, GenAI can also serve to optimize the automation and orchestration of data exchanges on a broader level," said Melissa Holtz-Fremeijer, research manager, European Infrastructure and Communications. "As GenAI moves from its experimental phase to use cases in the CPaaS market, vendors must also continue their focus on the responsible use of GenAI to remove anxieties among enterprises, so it can reach its full potential." </P> Market Perspective Thu, 18 Apr 2024 04:00:00 GMT Melissa Holtz-Fremeijer 1 Billion New Logical Applications: More Background <P>This IDC Market Note publishes a forecast for the number of total logical applications periodically, with this update extending the previously published forecast from 2025 to 2028. </P><P>"The industry's use of modern application development techniques, increasingly augmented with generative AI, along with modern packaging such as containers, has led to an explosion of software applications that form the modern digital world," said Gary Chen, research director, Software Defined Compute at IDC. "The technology industry continues to lower the barrier to creating and running software, which fosters new digital innovation."</P> Market Note Wed, 17 Apr 2024 04:00:00 GMT Gary Chen, Jim Mercer 2024年 国内ユーザー企業調査:産業分野別/企業規模別/地域別 IT投資動向と課題 <P>本調査レポートは、2024年2月に実施したユーザー調査を基に、国内企業のIT投資動向について、産業分野別、企業規模別および地域別に分析を行ったものである。2024年の経済状況の変化(円安の進行、価格上昇、金利引き上げ懸念、欧米経済の減速、2024年1月に発生した能登半島地震、ロシア・ウクライナ戦争、イスラエル・ハマス戦争といった地政学的な不確実性の高まりなど)の影響、IT支出状況、経営層からIT部門に出される課題、ユーザー企業のIT活用に関する課題に加えて、デジタルトランスフォーメーション(DX)の取り組みの状況とその目的、新規技術としてのパブリッククラウド、データアナリティクス、AI(Artificial Intelligence:人工知能)システム、Generative AI(生成系AI)の利活用状況についても調査した。</P><P>本調査レポートで分析した項目は以下の通りである。</P><UL><LI><B>2024</B><B>年の経済状況の変化の影響</B></LI><LI>2024年の経済状況の変化による経営環境への影響</LI><LI>2024年の経済状況の変化によるIT支出への影響</LI><LI><B>産業分野別、企業規模別、地域別</B><B>IT</B><B>支出の全体傾向</B></LI><LI>国内IT支出の増減</LI><LI>2024年度にIT支出を拡大させる分野</LI><LI>売上高に占めるIT支出予算の割合</LI><LI><B>ユーザー企業が抱える課題</B></LI><LI>経営層からIT部門への指示</LI><LI>IT部門が抱える課題</LI><LI>IT人材不足の理由</LI></UL><UL><LI>ITノウハウ不足の理由</LI><LI><B>最新テクノロジーの利用動向</B><B>/</B><B>DX</B><B>取り組みの動向</B></LI><LI>パブリッククラウドの導入状況、目的、アプリケーション</LI><LI>データアナリティクス、AI、Generative AIの導入状況、目的</LI><LI>DX取り組み状況</LI><LI>DX推進目的</LI><LI>DX推進課題</LI></UL> IDC Survey Wed, 17 Apr 2024 04:00:00 GMT Hitoshi Ichimura EMEA ISV Survey, 2024: Go-to-Market Insights & Marketplace Strategies <P>This IDC Survey is based on IDC's 2024 <I>Europe, Middle East</I><I>,</I> <I>and</I> <I>Africa (EMEA) ISV </I><I>Survey</I> and provides insights into go-to-market approaches and cloud marketplace strategies. The survey was fielded from January to March 2024 and combines responses from over 400 ISVs and SaaS providers across 16 countries.</P> IDC Survey Wed, 17 Apr 2024 04:00:00 GMT Andreas Storz, Stuart Wilson, Josh Budd Enabling Technologies: Networking and Communications Infrastructure Processing, 4Q23: FPGAs and Communication Processors/ASSPs <P>This IDC Market Presentation discusses the results for 4Q23 for networking and communications infrastructure processing semiconductors. This IDC Market Presentation covers the overall networking and communications infrastructure semiconductor market, FPGAs, and communication processors/ASSPs revenue by vendor. Network and communications functions processing in 5G cellular wireless infrastructure, virtualized systems, and datacenter applications are analyzed.</P><P>This is presented to clients of IDC's Enabling Technologies: Networking and Communications Infrastructure research program.</P> Market Presentation Wed, 17 Apr 2024 04:00:00 GMT Brandon Hoff IDC Survey Spotlight: Enterprise Infrastructure Leaders Expect to Fund Core GenAI Platforms Spanning Cloud and Dedicated Systems <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights the results of IDC's February 2024 <I>Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending Survey</I><I>,</I><I> Wave 2</I><I>.</I> The survey results showed that 85% of organizations that are actively testing or implementing GenAI expect central IT teams to design and govern core corporate GenAI infrastructure platforms. As more and more organizations make plans to build out computing and storage environments optimized for GenAI, corporate IT leaders are being chartered to create shared, corporate GenAI platforms that support workload-specific deployment choices while ensuring consistent end-to-end application performance, data integrity, and workload scalability — while maintaining security and regulatory compliance. </P><P>"Each specific GenAI workload will have unique performance, latency, data security, and cost constraints that will determine where it is best deployed," explains Mary Johnston Turner, research vice president, IDC's Future of Digital Infrastructure Agenda. "However, regardless of where any one workload runs, it is imperative that the organization be able to seamlessly integrate data sources, automate infrastructure scalability, and standardize security controls across cloud and dedicated infrastructure assets in order to efficiently support ongoing GenAI-powered business agility and innovation."</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 17 Apr 2024 04:00:00 GMT Mary Johnston Turner Unlocking the Power of SaaS and AI: The Next Generation of Intelligent Applications <P>This IDC Web Conference is an insightful webinar that explores the unparalleled success and evolution of software as a service (SaaS) and how AI is revolutionizing the application development landscape. Over the past three years, SaaS has emerged as a dominant force, reshaping how businesses access and utilize software applications. Now, with the integration of advanced AI technologies, we're witnessing a paradigm shift in the way applications are designed, built, and marketed.</P><P>In this session, we'll dive into the key drivers behind the exponential growth of SaaS and explore the transformative impact of AI on application design, development, and deployment. Through real-world examples and industry insights, we'll showcase how businesses can leverage this synergy between SaaS and AI to drive innovation, enhance customer experiences, and stay ahead in today's competitive market landscape.</P> Web Conference Proceeding: Tech Supplier Wed, 17 Apr 2024 04:00:00 GMT Frank Della Rosa