rssitbuyer IDC RSS alerts IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) IT Training Services 2022 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC MarketScape assessment focuses on the market for IT training in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ). This research includes an analysis of the most well-known IT training firms with portfolios that are appropriate to organizations considering "significant transformation initiatives." Therefore, we have included organizations with a wide breadth of offerings and those with specific technical expertise important to transformation initiatives. This evaluation found that both breadth of training content and relevance to a role are almost equal in importance in learners' perception of training quality — suggesting that while some training buyers are seeking training services from fewer providers, in other cases, organizations are seeking technical depth and expertise.</P><P>"Although every training vendor assessed in this study can provide IT training adequately, each is unique with distinct strengths and key challenges to address. This study aims to showcase the different strategies and approaches of leading IT training vendors for learners' unique requirements and needs," said Muhammad Aiman Abu Sopian, research manager, Services Research.</P> IDC MarketScape Tue, 17 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Muhammad Aiman Abu Sopian, Pushkaraksh Shanbhag, Cushing Anderson IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Digital SMB in Asia/Pacific (Including Japan), 2022 <P>This document is designed for SMB decision makers or influencers and their teams who are responsible for the creation and delivery technology-related capabilities aligned with their business priorities. It presents the APJ results of <I>IDC</I><I>'</I><I>s 202</I><I>2</I><I> Digital SMB </I><I>MaturityScape</I><I> Benchmark Survey</I> and should be viewed alongside <I>IDC </I><I>MaturityScape</I><I>: The Digital SMB — A Framework for Resiliency</I> (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=AP46602321">AP46602321</A></B>, October 2020). Together, these research documents provide a comprehensive overview of IDC's digital SMB maturity model.</P><P>"Going digital is no longer an option. It is now a business imperative in today's digital-first world. The digital SMB framework serves as a guide for SMBs so that they may know how to organize and invest to attain long-term agility and resiliency. Fundamentally, the digital SMB comprises of five individual and intertwined dimensions namely resilient culture, predictable capital, responsive experiences, agile processes, and dynamic partnerships. Mastering these dimensions requires a skillful execution of strategy, people, process, technology, governance, and data," says Daniel-Zoe Jimenez, associate VP and head of digital transformation and SMB research, IDC Asia/Pacific.</P> IDC MaturityScape Benchmark Tue, 17 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Sabrina Tamayo, Daniel-Zoe Jimenez Red Hat Summit 2022: Key DevOps Considerations for Europe Around Red Hat's Car Software Platform Announcement with General Motors <P>Through its partnership with General Motors (GM), Red Hat is operationalizing its car software platform in one of the world's largest car manufacturers. The implications for both the vendor and the wider car industry could be substantial. The engagement is strategic and is proof that Red Hat has credible product capabilities to help GM execute on its "future car" vision. It also provides Red Hat with the opportunity to have more strategic discussions with European auto makers as it seeks to help them unify their car software activities into a comprehensive platform for software-defined vehicles.</P> IDC Link Tue, 17 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT George Mironescu Red Hat Summit 2022: Key Developer and DevOps Takeaways for European Organizations <P>Red Hat's core mission remains simplifying the software development and delivery stack for development and DevOps teams so that they can focus on solving business problems. At the Red Hat Summit 2022 the company made a series of announcements and introductions that substantiate its vision to help organizations transition to digital-innovation-led operating models.</P> IDC Link Tue, 17 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT George Mironescu AI and Its Evolutionary Impact on Data Protection When Building a Future of Trust <P>This IDC Perspective describes how organizations expect AI to evolve in data protection and the functionality that IT buyers should look for in related products. Ransomware has become a feature of the business landscape and no organization is immune. IDC research indicates that fewer than one-third of organizations attacked by ransomware were able to fully recover data without paying a ransom. In the long run, AI is the only method that can help take a proactive approach to repelling attacks. We are in the early stages of AI for data protection, and this document describes how organizations can expect the capabilities to evolve and what best practices and KPIs to implement as a foundation for future technology.</P><P>"The question is not if and now when organizations will be attacked by ransomware but rather how often," said Phil Goodwin, research vice president, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies Group, at IDC. "AI functionality is nascent in data protection today, but it will play a critical role in the future. In fact, AI is the only way organizations will be able to stay ahead of cybercriminals."</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 16 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Phil Goodwin Future of Trust: Creating Trust Through Data Privacy Compliance <P>This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation presents steps for leaders to consider taking across their organization to protect the data privacy of their consumers and build trust with the business world.</P><P>This document highlights the key ways in which organizations can embrace and enhance privacy compliance to better facilitate trust in their business activities and their brand.</P> Tech Buyer Presentation Mon, 16 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Ryan O’Leary IDC MaturityScape Benchmark: Digital Supply Chain Resiliency in North America, 2022 <P>This IDC study presents the North American results of IDC's 2022 <I>Digital</I> <I>Supply Chain</I> <I>Resiliency </I><I>MaturityScape</I><I> Benchmark Survey</I> and should be viewed as a supplement to <I>IDC </I><I>MaturityScape</I><I>: </I><I>Digita</I><I>l </I><I>Supply Chain</I><I> Resiliency</I><I> 1.0</I> (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US48402418">US48402418</A></B>, December 2021). Together, they provide a comprehensive overview of IDC's digital supply chain resiliency maturity model.</P><P>"To meet their business goals, North American companies must be able to quickly adapt to disruption and adopt new business model where opportunity presents," says Simon Ellis, program vice president, IDC's Worldwide Supply Chain programs. "This requires a resilient supply chain that can see what is happening in real time, analyze the necessary inputs, and then act on the resulting insights. Supply chain resiliency is a journey that represents a significant transformation for many companies and leadership teams but is critical to ensure that their business can deliver consistently against revenue and profit goals."</P> IDC MaturityScape Benchmark Mon, 16 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Simon Ellis IDC PeerScape: Frontline, Field, and Operations Technology Practices for Future IT <P>This IDC PeerScape describes the frontline, field, and operations technology practices for future IT. </P><P>"The leaders featured in this document have developed unique frontline cyberphysical systems, which create for them a clear digital advantage in the marketplace," says Robert Multhaup, adjunct research advisor with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP).</P> IDC PeerScape Mon, 16 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Robert Multhaup IDC Perspective: Westpac Takes the Lead as Banking-As-A-Service Comes to Asia/Pacific <P>This IDC Perspective looks at the emergence of banking as a service (BaaS) as a strategic imperative for Asia/Pacific banks, enabling banks to offer financial products and services from within the distribution channels of nonbank third parties. Some banks, such as Australia's Westpac Banking Corporation (Westpac), are noted to stand out in the eight key components of BaaS.</P><P>"Seemingly making up for the distraction of the past two years, many banks are poised to go beyond open banking, priming themselves for BaaS. BaaS, however, is not just another distribution strategy for the bank. BaaS can help banks create truly innovative business models, creating new sources of revenue. The point of some BaaS strategies might very well be in the growth of partner-generated revenues," says Michael Araneta, associate VP, IDC Asia/Pacific Financial Insights.</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 16 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Michael Araneta IDC TechBrief: The Enterprise Metaverse <P>This IDC TechBrief provides IT leaders with an executive snapshot of the nascent enterprise metaverse and seeks to arm them with a basic working knowledge of the concept, descriptions of key technologies, and a shortlist of potential products and vendor partners.</P><P>"The metaverse today is more concept than reality, but that won't be the case for long," says Tom Mainelli, GVP and lead Metaverse analyst, Device and Consumer research at IDC. "Major tech companies are rushing to bring to fruition a highly immersive future environment that blends the physical and digital to drive a shared sense of presence, interaction, and continuity. Forward-thinking companies are already mapping out their metaverse strategies, and if you're not, you risk falling behind."</P> IDC TechBrief Mon, 16 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Tom Mainelli, Rick Villars, Amy Loomis, Ph.D., Jennifer Cooke