rssitbuyer IDC RSS alerts CSG Acquires DGIT Systems to Streamline the Complexities of Commercializing Multi-Party Digital Offerings in the 5G Era <P>Complex service offerings involving relationships between communications service providers (Comms SPs), a growing number of partners, and digital customers, are dramatically increasing as 5G networks are deployed. Automation is the key to addressing complexity and in helping to satisfy critical upstream issues that affect downstream systems. CSG's acquisition of DGIT Systems is a good step forward in helping to address the complex B2B2x needs of the expanding 5G services market.</P> IDC Link Wed, 20 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Karl Whitelock IDC Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending Survey Highlights Key Findings in the Areas of Customer Experience, Enterprise Intelligence, and Digital Sovereignty Recent data from the IDC Future Enterprise Resiliency and Spending (FERS) survey shed light on several key areas in the digital transformation plans of global enterprises. Research Press Release Wed, 20 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT IDC MarketScape: Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Vision Artificial Intelligence Software Platform 2021 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC MarketScape provides an assessment of vision artificial intelligence (AI) software platform service vendors, covering multiple Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) (APEJ) locations and discussing the important success factors for companies looking to leverage vision AI for improved productivity, user experience (UX), and decision recommendation.</P><P>"Vision AI is one of the emerging technology markets," says Christopher Lee Marshall, associate VP, AI and analytics strategies, IDC Asia/Pacific. "It is critical to watch major vendors and more mature market solutions because the early movers tend to consolidate their strengths with greater access to training data, more iterations of algorithm variations, deeper understanding of the operation contexts that are inclusive of constraints and noises, and more systematic approaches to work with solution partners in the ecosystem," he adds.</P> IDC MarketScape Wed, 20 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Christopher Lee Marshall, Jessie Danqing Cai, Sandeep Sharma, Dylan Yap Edge Spreads its Wings in Europe: How Digital Leaders are Solving Their Edge Challenges <P>This IDC Web Conference features Gabriele Roberti and Andrew Buss — with the contributions from the European Edge Practice team — to give an overview how the market is developing, the key players and ecosystems, and the impact on related markets. </P><P>Edge continues to go from strength to strength — half of European organizations are already looking at edge with some sort of early-stage implementation, whereas 1 in 6 have already reached a more established phase. Interest is high, and so is the need for solutions that distribute resources to accomplish better performance along with increased innovation, security, and compliance. Other emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are further driving up attention. But enterprises are challenged in managing the complexity of multiple architectures as well as the misalignment of IT, operations, and business when looking at how the technology can be developed over multiple use cases and dealing with a still-maturing value chain.</P><P>Some of the key points discussed in the webcast are:</P><UL><LI>Solutions, drivers, and challenges for edge</LI><LI>How are digital leaders embracing edge? How does edge fit into companies' growth?</LI><LI>Edge use cases and its relationship with other emerging technologies</LI><LI>Edge value chain buildup and the role of service providers: The benefits of compute into communication networks</LI></UL> Web Conference Proceeding: Tech Buyer Tue, 19 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Andrew Buss, Gabriele Roberti Examples and Case Studies of Organizations Enabling Cross-Enterprise Visibility Through IT/Operational Technology integration in Asia/Pacific (Excluding Japan) Manufacturing <P>IT/operational technology (OT) convergence is a key enabler of a highly responsive and agile organization. The most challenging aspect of the integration space is to understand how to consolidate the operational data and perform additional analyses enabled through technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT), big data and analytics (BDA), artificial intelligence (AI), and so forth. This document highlights some of the examples in which organizations achieved higher operational productivity and efficiency by effectively streamlining their data streams. </P><P>"The key focus for several organizations is to find a viable way to integrate process data to identify hidden optimization opportunities. The associated implications extend beyond the shop floor and impact organizations' response frameworks regarding value chain disruptions and digital resilience," says Sampath Kumar Venkataswamy, senior research manager, Asia/Pacific Manufacturing Insights.</P> IDC Perspective Tue, 19 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Sampath Kumar Venkataswamy, Gokul Krishna Perumal Global PLM Priorities by Industry <P>This IDC Perspective examines survey responses from more than 800 PLM and SLM decision makers regarding current business concerns, future priorities, and PLM implementation goals. These manufacturing companies are looking forward from the challenges of trade wars and COVID-19 disruptions, to generating new revenue and penetrating new markets. Manufacturers are looking to PLM to enable higher product quality and increased collaboration, as necessary components of a growth strategy while managing increasing product complexity. </P><P>"Manufacturers are in the middle of a strategic transition, from crafting responses to prolonged disruptions to implementing aggressive growth strategies. Mounting costs and delays within product development, production, and support have become untenable. Manufacturers are defining a new normal that addresses the uncertainties of workforces, supply chains, and market demands with greater efficiency, agility, and resilience. For these manufacturers, PLM is the foundation for key initiatives such as higher quality, inclusive collaboration, data-driven innovation, and portfolio management," said John Snow, research director, Product Innovation Strategies at IDC.</P> IDC Perspective Tue, 19 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT John Snow Questions Enterprise Digital Infrastructure Buyers Should Be Asking After VMworld 2021 <P>At VMworld 2021, VMware announced VMware Cross-Cloud services, its expanded strategy to enable customers to consistently manage and consume all VMware technologies across legacy environments and modern cloud native platforms, regardless of whether they are deployed in dedicated data centers, edge locations or public cloud infrastructure. Several tech previews of important enabling infrastructure technology projects were also introduced. To effectively evaluate, deploy and operate the highly integrated digital infrastructure envisioned by VMware's announcements, Enterprise customers need to pivot from focusing on KPIs for cost savings and system availability to aligning with business outcomes and risk management priorities. The introduction of the Cross-Cloud services strategy and its enabling tech preview projects presents an opportunity for VMware customers to begin this conversation.</P> IDC Link Mon, 18 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Mary Johnston Turner, Stephen Elliot VMworld 2021: VMware Brings the Power of "AND" to Multi-Cloud Era <P>Broadcasted from its original "campus in the forest" HQ in Palo Alto, VMworld 2021 was kicked off online marking this its 17<SUP>th</SUP> conference. VMware is once again at the heart of digital transformation with multi-cloud as the backdrop for its new Cross Cloud Services including VMware Cloud (VMC). VMware reinforces that customers can experience an accelerated cloud journey that is cost efficient, flexible, secure, and fully customizable. As illustrated by Raghu Raghuram, CEO "Every business should have freedom <I>and</I> control". It should not be an "either, or" proposition. </P><P>VMware itself is no stranger to transformation, having been acquired by EMC and now slated to be spun off later this year to become an independent company. At the end of the opening keynote session Mr. Raghuram acknowledged "I hope to see you all in person next year." We couldn't agree more.</P> IDC Link Mon, 18 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Philip Bues, Frank Dickson, Jay Bretzmann 5G Americas 2021: Notable Shift in Tone to Operationalizing 5G For Unlocking New Opportunities, Particularly Those In the Enterprise <P>5G Americas 2021 focused on how 5G is beginning to deliver on the promises of improving the business and enterprise customer experience, especially tied to certain industry verticals such as healthcare, industry 4.0, education, and smart cities. Speakers also noted that there is much still to be done in technology development, business strategy, and operations management.</P> IDC Link Sat, 16 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Karl Whitelock, Patrick Filkins Google Distributed Cloud Strengthens the Vendor's Position as a Telco Partner <P>To be a stronger partner to telco SPs and to catch up to the competition, Google needed to expand its cloud service portfolio. Its recent Google Distributed Cloud announcement did just that by providing a wider range of cloud service options for telcos to sell along with the ability to support telco network workloads in its cloud environment. </P> IDC Link Fri, 15 Oct 2021 04:00:00 GMT Daryl Schoolar