rssconsumer IDC RSS alerts 2018 U.S. Buyer Expectations in Role of Platforms for Managed Digital Services <P>This IDC Survey provides an overview of the results from a U.S. survey of enterprises involving their expectations in the role of platforms (e.g. cloud, IoT, cognitive/AI, mobile, analytics, social) for managed services. This Survey involved 400 respondents from U.S. firms with 1,000+ employees. This Survey offers insight into enterprise expectations of providers in needing to own and manage their own platforms in provisioning managed services as well as core technology, sensing and learning capabilities that these platforms need to support as part of an "intelligent" platform environment.</P><P>This IDC Survey also provides IDC's essential guidance for service providers looking to compete effectively in the world of managed digital services. Key areas include investing in own platforms with cloud as core, developing an "intelligent" platform for service delivery, building partnerships with software vendors for core platform IP, and centering value proposition on business value.</P> IDC Survey Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:00:00 GMT David Tapper 2018 U.S. Managed Digital Services: Platforms Are a Requirement <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights results from the following question posed to 400 respondents from U.S. enterprises with 1,000+ employees in IDC's 2018 <I>U.S. Outsourcing-Managed Services Survey</I>: "Do you believe that providers of managed services need to provision these services using a platform model of delivery (e.g., cloud, IoT, mobile, analytics, cognitive/AI), which the provider would own and manage on behalf of customers, to be successful?" This Survey Spotlight also highlights respondent selection of the one type of platform that they believe is most critical for providers of managed services to manage on behalf of customers to be successful. This Survey Spotlight then analyzes the impact of U.S. buyers requiring providers of managed cloud services to have their own platforms and what are key building blocks to implement a successful strategy in meeting this requirement.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:00:00 GMT David Tapper Apple and Huawei Flex Their Strength in a Declining Tablet Market, Says IDC LONDON, August 14, 2018 — According to the latest figures published by International Data Corporation (IDC), the overall tablet market for Western Europe declined 10.1% YoY, shipping 6.3 million units in the second quarter of 2018 (2Q18). Tracker Press Release Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:00:00 GMT E3 2018: The Subscription Model Strikes Back, For Now <P>This IDC Market Perspective reviews the recent push by several prominent game publishers and platform operators to beef up their game subscription offerings, including potential cloud-streamed gaming service launches in the next few years. The primary conclusion is that while TV-based subscription revenue is trending up, this is probably a temporary phenomenon in the context of direct game service subscriptions, and the substitutability of free-to-play games may start eroding demand for direct game subscriptions by 2021.</P><P>"At E3 2018, Microsoft, Electronic Arts, and Ubisoft pushed a narrative that suggested the video game industry will inevitably move toward a subscription-based future," says Lewis Ward, IDC's research director of gaming and VR/AR. "This viewpoint is running headlong into the buzz saw of the free-to-play business model that doesn't comparably exist in other entertainment industries. Gamers are going to have a decisive say in what business model dominates in the future, and there's a strong case to be made that, long-term, it's a free-to-play future, not a subscription future." </P> Market Perspective Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:00:00 GMT Lewis Ward Home Security Camera Vendor Arlo Technologies Raises $163 Million in IPO <P>On August 3, home security camera vendor Arlo Technologies issued its IPO and raised $163 million. While Arlo’s $16-per-share offering was lower than the initial range of $18 to $20, the stock soared 38% on its debut, which placed the company’s current market cap at $1.6 billion. The IPO follows Arlo’s spinoff from networking hardware manufacturer Netgear, which still holds majority control of the company. </P> IDC Link Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:00:00 GMT Oren Raviv IDC FutureScape: European Digital Transformation 2018 Predictions <P>In this IDC FutureScape presentation, IDC's European Digital Transformation (DX) Strategies Practice members present the key DX predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals across all industries and enterprises. The predictions look at some significant trends in Europe that will change business operations significantly over the next one to three years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will obtain guidance for managing the implications that these predictions harbor for their IT investment priorities and implementation strategies. Listen to IDC's European Digital Transformation Practice team members to learn more about how your industry is being disrupted by DX.</P> Web Conference: Tech Supplier Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:00:00 GMT Danielle Hernandez, Jan van Vonno, Marianne Kolding, Alexandros Stratis, Mette Ahorlu Worldwide Digital Commerce Applications Forecast, 2018–2022 <P>This IDC study examines the worldwide market for digital commerce applications and provides a forecast of the market through 2022. This market is forecast to grow at a swift pace, with much higher demand from customers in cloud applications than in on-premises ones.</P><P>"Consumer and business customers have come to expect an excellent customer experience when they purchase products and services digitally. This is largely due to the improvements that have occurred in digital commerce applications, making it easier and quicker for customers to get what they want, when they want it," says Jordan Jewell, senior research analyst, Digital Commerce and Enterprise Applications. "As the digital commerce applications market continues to evolve over the next five years, businesses will continue to make digital commerce a strategic focus in their digital transformation efforts."</P> Market Forecast Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jordan Jewell Worldwide Digital Commerce Applications Market Shares, 2017: Year of B2B Commerce Maturity <P>This IDC study examines the worldwide market for digital commerce applications. This market continues to grow at a swift pace, with much higher demand from customers in cloud applications than on-premises applications.</P><P>"Digital commerce applications historically acted as a digital replica of an organization's physical store," says Jordan Jewell, senior research analyst, Digital Commerce and Enterprise Applications. "In the digital economy, digital commerce applications are enabling organizations to interact with their customers in an entirely different ways. These new digital commerce experiences must be personalized, support a wide range of touch points, and take place at the speed of transaction."</P> Market Share Tue, 14 Aug 2018 04:00:00 GMT Jordan Jewell IDC: Strong Public Private Collaborations Required to Achieve Malaysia’s Vision 2020/25 KUALA LUMPUR, August 14th, 2018 – IDC ASEAN is calling for the new government to focus on public-private collaborations to achieve Vision 2020/25. As the initial Vision 2020 set higher goals to transform the country’s society and economy, the public sector needs to step up to set the direction and planning towards building a balanced ecosystem through collaborations and creating an advanced economy. Corporate Press Release Mon, 13 Aug 2018 04:00:00 GMT Samsung Galaxy Watch: Highlighting Convenience But Still Not a Breakout Star Among Smartwatches <P>At its Unpacked event in New York City on Thursday, Samsung unveiled its latest smartwatch, the Galaxy Watch. The new wearable keeps the same industrial design as previous models, gains some shortcuts for notifications and schedules, and gets updates to its health and fitness apps. Samsung also continues to make a case for considering its wearables as productivity tools for enterprise users. Despite these developments, IDC believes that Samsung will perform behind smartwatch market leader Apple. In the end, the Galaxy Watch will appeal more to Samsung enthusiasts than those outside that group and only raise volumes incrementally over last year's levels.</P> IDC Link Mon, 13 Aug 2018 04:00:00 GMT Ramon T. Llamas, Phil Hochmuth