rsscloudcomputing IDC RSS alerts IBM Steps into NVMe in a Big Way with the New FlashSystem 9100 <P>This IDC Perspective briefly summarizes market trends that IBM's FlashSystem 9100 announcement addresses, provides an overview of the platform, and discusses the IBM platform enhancements and changes in terms of market significance. In July 2018, IBM made some key changes to its enterprise storage platform portfolio built around key new storage technologies like NVMe, artificial intelligence, software-defined storage, and multicloud. A major focus of the announcement was IBM's new FlashSystem 9100. A new CX offering, the IBM FlashWatch program, was also announced and should drive additional value for IBM AFA customers. </P><P>"Enterprises undergoing digital transformation are building and integrating real-time workloads that drive increasingly stringent performance requirements," said Eric Burgener, research vice president of Storage. "As a result, we are seeing established enterprise storage industry leaders like IBM integrate high-performance NVMe technologies into its flagship platform offerings."</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Eric Burgener Ricoh Driving Business Optimization with New Print Analytics-as-a-Service Offering <P>This IDC Market Note provides an overview of the Ricoh Analytics for Print service offering. Ricoh formally launched this consulting and analytics engagement offering in June 2018, providing customers with an initial assessment, a strategic road map, and recommendations on how to fine-tune customer processes.</P> Market Note Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Allison Correia, Robert Palmer Too Early to Dismiss IBM and Oracle from the Public Cloud IaaS Race, But the Window to Catch Up Is Narrowing <P>The public cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market still has a lot of growth remaining, and a big driver of growth is expected to be driven by enterprise IT adoption of public cloud IaaS. This link highlights how enterprise IT capabilities are important and can still be leveraged into differentiators in this market by providers like IBM and Oracle; alongside, it emphasizes the urgency of progress and investment in core cloud business dimensions, to capture mindshare and spend in this market.</P> IDC Link Fri, 20 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Deepak Mohan, Frank Gens IDC Survey Spotlight:2018年 国内クライアント仮想化市場 ユーザー動向分析調査 <P>本調査レポートは、IDCが2018年5月に実施した、国内クライアント仮想化市場に関するユーザー調査の結果から抜粋し、分析したものである。</P><P>本調査レポートでは、クライアント仮想化の導入を検討している企業について、どのような業務/用途へ導入を考えているかを調査したものである。一つは、オフィス構内での一般業務において、経営層/IT管理者/エンドユーザー別に、クライアント仮想化の採用を検討している業務/用途について調査、分析を行っている。もう一つは、金融、製造、流通(小売/卸売)、建設/土木、医療の各産業分野別に、それぞれの特殊な業務/用途における利用意向の調査、分析を行っている。</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 19 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Hiroshi Shibutani Market Analysis Perspective: Australia Cloud Services, 2018 <P>This Market Analysis Perspective presents IDC's view of the Australia cloud services market, with insights into cloud adoption and buyer needs, a competitive assessment of key players, and essential guidance for cloud services providers. The document analyzes how IT buyers are shifting their IT spend from traditional outsourcing to different cloud delivery models. It contains a view of the performance of leading vendors in the public cloud segment across infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS). It also provides a forecast for public cloud services and cloud professional services from 2017 through 2022.</P><P>Further, the document uses survey results from IDC's <I>2017 </I><I>CloudView</I><I> Survey</I> to understand end-user trends in cloud adoption. The survey asked over 2,000 respondents in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan), or APEJ, (including 150 respondents from Australia) a wide range of questions regarding their cloud usage and their current and expected cloud adoption.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Thu, 19 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Chris Morris, Prabhitha Sheethal Dcruz The State of Digital Transformation, 2018: Canadian Insurance <P>This IDC Perspective provides a state of the nation with respect to digital transformation (DX) initiatives in the Canadian insurance industry. The insurance industry in Canada is proceeding with digital transformation initiatives at varying paces driven mainly by a desire to reduce operating costs. While some have introduced direct to client sales and support channels, this must be done carefully to avoid antagonizing the insurance agent community that handles most sales today.</P><P>The most significant digital transformation initiatives today involve core systems enhancements and the automation of insurer and agent system channels and interfaces to increase process efficiencies. Because the brokers effectively own the client, there is little opportunity for insurance companies to establish direct client interfaces that would emulate the direct digital links banks have with their clients.</P><P>Fintechs are starting to become more prevalent in the insurance industry, but none are perceived as significant threats by the insurance establishment. The most successful insurance product vendors precede the fintech era and because of their formidable knowledge can outmaneuver fintechs trying to become vendors to the insurance companies.</P><P>Other than well-established direct to consumer insurance sales organizations, no disruptive fintech-driven competition has materialized. The insurance industry is ripe for the introduction of transformative DX process because of the inefficiencies that exist within the distribution channels. "The key question is will more efficient insurance business processes be introduced by incumbents via digital transformation or will some disruptive forces that are not clearly evident today totally change the insurance industry," says Robert Smythe, research associate, IDC Financial Insights.</P> IDC Perspective Thu, 19 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Robert Smythe, Jason Bremner What Is Driving Users to Move to the Cloud? <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight shows data from the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) sample of the CloudView 2018 survey results that are available. CloudView is IDC's premiere global benchmarking web survey, fielded in annually. The survey covered 2,000 respondents from countries across APEJ and asked heavy cloud-using qualified respondents a wide range of questions around cloud adoption and strategy. The survey topics included the adoption of specific cloud workloads, maturity, triggers for change, transformation criteria, spending decisions, and expected benefits of public, private, and hybrid cloud.</P><P>This IDC Survey Spotlight shows the results of what triggers users to consider and deploy cloud services in APEJ.</P><P>The survey question:</P><P>Which of the following "trigger factors" or events have been (or would be) most important in leading you to use or seriously consider using cloud services?</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 19 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Daphne Chung Being Born Digital, Services Start-Up Happiest Minds Achieves Rapid Growth <P>This IDC Market Note discusses Happiest Minds, an India-based start-up/scale-up with significant activity in Europe. Happiest Minds focuses on digital transformation and provides transformational services for both applications and infrastructure. This IDC Market Note is the second in a series of documents detailing new entrants (start-ups) in the services market.</P> Market Note Wed, 18 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Mette Ahorlu Commvault Updates Its Platform and Pricing to Better Align with Today's Secondary Storage and Data Management Buyer <P>Commvault announced an updated pricing and platform architecture designed to simplify and speed customer purchases and orient customer focus on an expanding set of new products and services like HyperScale.</P> IDC Link Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Andrew Smith, Brian E. Clarke, Eric Sheppard Germany Data Protection Software Market Shares, 2017: Spotlight on Vendor Shares and Competitive Differences Amid GDPR Priorities <P>"German organizations have aligned much of their data protection spend to GDPR compliance. The regulation will continue influencing investments through 2020 as organizations seek to scale and operationalize compliance," says Archana Venkatraman, research manager, European Storage Research, IDC. </P> Market Share Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Carla Arend, Archana Venkatraman