rsscloudcomputing IDC RSS alerts Google Cloud Next: Addressing Enterprise Needs While Elevating Developers and DevOps to a High Priority <P>At Google Cloud Next 2019, there was a markedly sharp focus on addressing enterprise customer needs. This was the first major conference led by Google's new CEO, Thomas Kurian. While Kurian is still new to Google, his presence was clear in the keynotes which pivoted heavily around what enterprise customers need from Google to address their digital transformation needs. There was a strong focus on enterprise developers and DevOps professionals as well.</P> IDC Link Fri, 19 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Al Gillen, Larry Carvalho, Arnal Dayaratna, Jim Mercer 1H18 Cloud Services Country Report — Thailand <P>This IDC Presentation provides a detailed analysis of the market and competitive landscape of the cloud services in Thailand from January to June 2018 (1H18). It covers the market size movements and growth trends in cloud-related project-oriented services, managed cloud services, and cloud workloads. The report also provides revenue snapshots for public cloud services (infrastructure as a service [IaaS], platform as a service [PaaS], and software as a service [SaaS]) and analyzes the key vendor strategies, market share, and growth perspectives.</P><P>The data and insights within this presentation are a part of the "Worldwide Semiannual Public Cloud Services Tracker" research, in which the Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) region covers 14 countries.</P> Market Presentation Wed, 17 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Prapussorn Pechkaew 2019年 国内インダストリークラウドディレクトリー <P>国内インダストリークラウド(IC)市場が発展の初期段階にある中で、ICサービスプロバイダーがさまざまな産業分野/業態向けに誕生している。本調査レポートでは、国内IC市場におけるサービスプロバイダーの状況について、どのようなプレイヤーが各産業に存在しているか、および主要なICサービスプロバイダー各社の取り組みの動向についてディレクトリーおよびプロファイルとして定性的に分析しまとめている。</P><P>国内IC市場では、スタートアップやグローバルSaaSの国内展開など、小規模からサービスを提供開始する新たなプレイヤーの増加と、以前から存在する産業特化型共同マネージドサービスのクラウド移行という2つの大きな流れが見られる。「初期段階におけるICの発展に当たっては、アプリケーションサービスの重要性が高い。改善要望といった初期顧客の声だけでなく、顧客が持つ本来の課題に応えつつ、必要とされる機能を迅速にプロダクトに反映していくためのカスタマーサクセスの仕組み/体制の構築が重要である」と、IDC Japan ITサービスのグループマネージャーである植村 卓弥は述べている。</P> Market Perspective Wed, 17 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Takuya Uemura 5G-NFV Commercial Readiness: B2B2X Partner Ecosystem Enablement Is Strategic for Digital Services Rollout <P>This IDC Market Perspective explains some of the business strategies and operational IT challenges that comm. SPs and other industry verticals face. Growing top-line revenue means that business model innovation must be a key part of the ongoing strategy of any business, as technology evolution, competition, and regulatory change alter the global business landscape. Taking advantage of a digital services strategy will help comm. SPs define compelling new services and contextual customer experiences while enhancing partner channels, increasing operational efficiency, and adding speed to value. However, most installed IT systems were never meant to address multiparty collaboration, combine digital services and experience with products sold, or simultaneously process real-time revenue flows for both customers and partners as resources are consumed. Meeting these and other requirements from today's services environment, while bridging the gap between "old business" and "new business," is the primary purpose of a digital business platform (DBP). DBPs can deliver the needed capabilities that can arm comm. SPs with the ability to address real customer challenges rather than continuing to offer traditional predefined services.</P><P>"Many companies have found that inventing, delivering, and inventing again to stay abreast of customer expectations is not prudent, too costly, and not fast enough to satisfy demand. This is where partners add significant value, regardless of industry or geography. But orchestrating partner contributions and interfacing with installed systems to maintain continuity between a company's past and its changing future means complexity in service design, partner expectations, and revenue tracking needs. This is why a digital business platform is so relevant," says Karl Whitelock, research vice president, Communications Service Provider Operations and Monetization.</P> Market Perspective Wed, 17 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Karl Whitelock HPE Announcements Highlight the Importance of Alliances for Hybrid Cloud Solutions <P>HPE made two major announcements last week, one with Nutanix and the other with Google, that highlight the growing demand from customers for integrated hybrid cloud solutions, based on best of breed infrastructure platforms and solutions from technology vendors and their alliance partners. HPE and Nutanix announced a global partnership to deliver an integrated hybrid cloud as a Service (aaS) solution to the market, leveraging Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software – all delivered through HPE GreenLake. In addition, Nutanix partners will be able to sell HPE branded servers, factory pre-configured with Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud OS software stack as an integrated appliance. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is partnering with Google Cloud to deliver HPE Validated Designs for Google Cloud's Anthos, with choice of solutions with HPE SimpliVity HCI, HPE Nimble Storage and HPE ProLiant, apart from offering it as a consumption model using its Greenlake service. </P> IDC Link Wed, 17 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Chris Morris, Rajnish Arora Oracle OpenWorld Singapore — An Eclectic Solution Strategy for Asia/Pacific <P>This IDC Market Note provides an analysis of the recent Oracle OpenWorld (OOW) event held in Singapore in March 2019. Oracle announced its efforts toward shifting gear in the OOW San Francisco in October 2018. This conference was an opportunity to determine how successful the transition to new solutions and new market opportunities is progressing. By driving midmarket ERP solutions such as NetSuite, and replacing on-premise database with Oracle Autonomous Database, the longer-term prognosis looks positive.</P> Market Note Wed, 17 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Nigel Parsons Telecommunications Insights: European Technology Priorities and Strategies Outlook 2019 <P>This IDC Market Presentation outlines the major themes that will affect European communications service providers in 2019 and beyond and the impact these changes will have on their suppliers and partners. They relate to areas including 5G, network virtualization, and telco cloud, telco Capex/Opex, customer experience, AI customer service, edge computing, and narrowband IoT.</P> Market Presentation Wed, 17 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Mike Cansfield, Bruno Teyton, Dusanka Radonicic, James Eibisch, John Delaney, Rosalind Craven Worldwide and U.S. Hosted Application Management Services Forecast, 2019–2023 <P>This IDC study presents forecasts of spending (customer expenditures) for the hosted application management (HAM) services market for 2019-2023. This IDC document includes advice to providers of HAM services, an analysis of key market and industry trends by importing market, key market drivers and inhibitors, significant market developments, and highlights of key changes from the prior forecast. This study also updates the previous forecast published in <I>Worldwide and U.S. Hosted Application Management Services Forecast, 2018–2022</I> (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43736616">US43736616</A></B>, April 2018).</P><P>"IDC expects that cloud and hybrid cloud models will further become engrained in hosted application management services. Organizations will continue to selectively choose where to leverage HAM service providers for hosted application management, especially when scalability, speed, data security, and cost reductions are mission-critical business imperatives." — Pete Marston, research director, Application Life-Cycle and Cloud Services</P> Market Forecast Wed, 17 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Peter Marston 2019年 国内ユーザー企業調査 産業分野別/企業規模別 IT投資動向と課題 <P>本調査レポートは、2019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、産業分野別および企業規模別に分析を行ったものである。IT支出状況、第3のプラットフォームの活用状況とその目的に加えて、ITが解決し得る経営課題や、経営層からIT部門に出される課題、企業のデジタルトランスフォーメーションの推進に重要な役割を果たす新規技術としてのIoT(Internet of Things)、AI(Artificial Intelligence:人工知能)システム、RPA(Robotic Process Automation)の取り組み状況と推進課題など、ユーザー企業のIT活用に関連する課題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>産業分野別、企業規模別IT支出の全体傾向</LI><LI>国内IT支出の増減</LI><LI>IT支出に占める新規システム向け投資の比率</LI><LI>IT支出の増加項目</LI><LI>働き方改革、インバウンド需要増加などのIT支出への影響</LI><LI>米国を中心とした保護貿易主義に対するIT投資への影響</LI><LI>国内企業の第3のプラットフォームへの支出</LI><LI>タブレットの導入状況と目的</LI><LI>ビッグデータ分析の導入状況と目的</LI><LI>PaaS(Platform as a Service)の導入状況、およびPaaSの未導入の背景</LI><LI>ユーザー企業が抱える課題</LI><LI>経営課題のうち、IT活用によって効果が期待できる項目</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><LI>IoT、コグニティブ/AIシステム、RPAの導入状況、および導入の障壁</LI></UL> IDC Survey Tue, 16 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Akira Muranishi, Hitoshi Ichimura Inside Atos' AI Lab: Making AI Real for Businesses <P>This IDC Perspective provides a review of Atos AI Lab efforts based on IDC visits to the Atos office in London. This highlighted not only the significance of the lab-style approach to co-creation, but also the importance to this effort of the Atos-Google Cloud partnership based on open source technology and Atos' acquisition of Syntel.</P><P>"To help them on their critical digitization journeys, European companies need to develop and leverage effective AI processes and systems," said Erica Spinoni, IDC European Software research analyst. "Through external validation and project implementation, many organizations can more easily realize appropriate AI and ML deployments to proactively engage competition and deliver ever-increasing customer satisfaction and experience." </P> IDC Perspective Tue, 16 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Erica Spinoni, Philip Carnelley, Sabitha Majukumar, Gerry Brown