rssconsumer IDC RSS alerts Worldwide Content Delivery Network Services Forecast, 2018–2022 <P>This IDC study covers the worldwide CDN services market. This CDN services forecast comprises CDN services from commercial CDN vendors. </P><P>"The CDN market will continue to grow driven by the shift to OTT video, investment in 5G mobility, and emergence of IoT market," says Ghassan Abdo, research vice president, IDC's Worldwide Telecom. "Virtualization provides an opportunity to optimize CDN infrastructure investment and shift CDN services toward software-defined functions that can provide agility and flexibility in content distribution."</P> Market Forecast Thu, 24 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Ghassan Abdo, Melissa Fremeijer, Venkatesh Mahale, Kumar Abhishek 5G and Next-Gen Satellite Internet: Toward Low-Latency Pervasive Coverage <P>"The timing of the introduction in 2020 onward of 5G New Radio and global low Earth orbit satellites is fortuitous and will lead to marked economies of scale for satellite terminals. In contrast to 4G, which was primarily designed for faster consumer internet access, 5G will address the Internet of Things and enable many new uses cases such as autonomous robots, vehicles, and drones," says Bill Rojas, Adjunct Research Director, IDC Asia/Pacific. "The holy grail of connecting directly from mobile devices to LEO satellites is within reach and we could see significant strides to be made in the next three to five years," he adds.</P> Market Perspective Wed, 23 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Bill Rojas, Hugh Ujhazy IDC Expects Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending to Reach USD 11.1 Billion in 2018 SINGAPORE, May 24th, 2018 – Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) spending on augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) is forecast to reach US $11.1 billion in 2018, an increase of more than 100% from $4.6 billion the previous year. The latest update of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Augmented and Virtual Reality Spending Guide provides a detailed view at the investments on AR/VR products and services which have gained exceptional market momentum in 2018 and are expected to achieve a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 68.5% throughout the forecast period (2017-22). Research Press Release Wed, 23 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Facebook F8 2018: Am I Fraught or Not <P>This IDC Market Note discusses the Facebook F8 2018 event.</P><P>"2018's F8 fell at what Facebook hopes was a uniquely awkward time in the company's history, still in the throes of the Cambridge Analytica affair and on the heels of a strong quarterly earnings report that seemed to scream strength in the face of mounting adversity," said John Jackson, research vice president, Mobile and Connected Platforms at IDC. He continued, noting, "Amid the profusion of announcements, Watch Party, a dating feature, and the provocatively low-priced, well-executed Oculus Go headset stood out as most immediately poised to advance the company's reach for consumers and brands across the ever-expanding Facebook family. Everything we saw and heard remains consistent with our thesis that platforms such as Facebook, Amazon, Google, Alibaba, and Tencent will continue to evolve as multiservice distribution channels, attracting the attention of partners, competitors, and regulators alike worldwide."</P> Market Note Tue, 22 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT John Jackson IDC Perspective: Experiential Retail Demands Next-Generation Product Intelligence <P>This IDC Perspective examines experiential retail and its need for next-generation product intelligence. The digital transformation of retail to relevant and rewarding experience is driving new needs for bringing product information to bear on customer journeys — focused on "selling" and "living" product attributes. AI and product information are symbiotic — AI develops product information and product information trains AI. Last-generation product intelligence management (PIM) systems fall short of what's required — PIM systems to curate visual, dynamic, structured, and unstructured attributes across trading partner networks starting from the shoppers' point of view.</P><P>"Last-generation PIMs simply aren't up to these requirements," said Greg Girard, program director, IDC Retail Insights. "AI and the networked economy are changing both sides of the retailer-shopper relationship. The successful pivot to experiential retail demands the lynchpin of selling and living attributes to connect products to experience."</P> IDC Perspective Tue, 22 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Greg Girard, Melissa Webster IDC's Worldwide Marketing Taxonomy, 2018 <P>This IDC study is a reference guide for budget management and cost control. It can serve as the foundation for marketing and finance executives to better demonstrate fiscal management capabilities to C-level executives and to improve decision-making processes based on standardized resource allocations.</P><P>"Using IDC's marketing taxonomy, coupled with benchmarking against IDC's industry-leading technology marketing benchmarks database, will enable executives to advance their investment management capabilities," says Kathleen Schaub, program vice president of IDC's CMO Advisory and Customer Experience practices. "Executives should use this taxonomy guide as a tool to optimize return on their activities and expenses across the marketing functions."</P> Taxonomy Tue, 22 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Warren Lane, Kathleen Schaub, Gerry Murray, Karsten Weide, Wayne Kurtzman 国内コネクテッドビークルソフトウェア市場予測、2018年~2022年 <P>IDCはコネクテッドビークルを、ソフトウェア、ハードウェア、コネクティビティを包含するものとして定義しているが、本調査レポートでは、国内コネクテッドビークルソフトウェア市場について、支出額ベースでの2017年の見込みと2018年~2022年の予測を提供する。IDC Japanコミュニケーションズのリサーチマネージャーである敷田 康は、「自動車OEMはモビリティサービスプラットフォーマー企業へのシフトを図り、さまざまなサービス事業者を巻き込んだデータ駆動型サービスを展開する。自動車OEMやサービス事業者は、サービスの付加価値化、差別化のために、データ管理/解析ソフトウェアを始め、データの種類や量の増大に対応するITインフラストラクチャ関連ソフトウェア、有用なインサイトを生み出すためのコグニティブ/AIシステム、セキュリティソフトウェアに対する支出を拡大する」と述べている。</P> Market Forecast Tue, 22 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Ko Shikita Blockchain and Its Applications in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Manufacturing and Supply Chains <P>The challenges around supply chain management in the recent times have been largely around product traceability and condition monitoring for ensuring the authenticity of the products being delivered. Organizations have been spending a substantial amount of money on third-party independent auditors for ensuring data sanctity. The time taken for this exercise could be substantial and could adversely affect products that have limited shelf life. To circumvent this problem, organizations have been increasingly using Internet of Things technologies for real-time data collection and blockchains to validate the authenticity of the data thus collected. The combination of these two technologies could drastically reduce the time taken for product data authentication while ensuring substantial savings. This is one of the many use cases that this IDC Perspective talks about in this document. The report also provides data around typical drivers and challenges affecting the blockchain adoption along with the projected revenue opportunities.</P><P>Over time, blockchains are expected to become the backbone of every transaction and could substitute the role typically performed by independent auditors and financial institutions. "Blockchains will be one of the pivotal technologies that would allow organizations to measure the performance across their respective value chains through a 'single source of truth' and drastically reduce the challenges emanating from information gaps and inaccuracies," says Sampath Kumar Venkataswamy, research manager, IDC Manufacturing Insights.</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 21 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Sampath Kumar Venkataswamy The Digital Transformation Journey of the Indonesia Banking Industry, 2018 <P>Indonesia, with the fourth largest population in the world with 260 million people, is progressing the digital transformation of its financial services industry. Driven by the top-level banks in the country, the transformation promises great benefits, such as new products and services, convenience, efficiency, and reliability, to financial services users. The market also entices many technology providers and investors either locally or overseas. The regulators in the country are also being considerably responsive to the industry. The purpose of this research is to understand the digital transformation journey of the country's banking industry. "Overall, the Indonesia banking industry is catching up with the latest digital transformation best practices when looking at the vision, strategy, initiatives, products, and services. However, there are still several gaps, and there are opportunities to improve toward becoming the best banks," says Handojo Triyanto, senior manager, of IDC Financial Insights. </P> IDC Perspective Mon, 21 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Handojo Triyanto Verizon 1Q18 Wireless Results: Solid Subscriber Growth, Though Unlimited Still Challenging Service Revenue <P>This IDC Market Note examines Verizon's quarterly wireless business results discussed in its 1Q18 earnings announcement on April 24, 2018. In this document, IDC analyzes Verizon's wireless financial and operating metrics, and overall strategy in the context of the U.S. mobile operator landscape.</P> Market Note Mon, 21 May 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jason Leigh, Denise Lund