rssitbuyer IDC RSS alerts First-Ever IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Professional Services Firms for Mining Operational Process Optimization 2018 Vendor Assessment SINGAPORE, February 20th, 2018 - IDC Asia/Pacific just released its first-ever IDC MarketScape for Worldwide Professional Services Firms for Mining Operational Process Optimization 2018 Vendor Assessment , where Accenture, Deloitte, and IBM were named to the Leaders category. The report assesses the services from eight global professional services firms for optimization of mining operational processes and identifies their strengths and challenges. A comprehensive framework is used to evaluate the various capabilities of the vendors' professional services across core mining operational processes including supply chain, asset management and maintenance, health and safety, mining operations, logistics and transportation, and energy management. Research Press Release Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Payment System Implementation Services 2018 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC Financial Insights report uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of service providers participating in the digital transformation of payment services within financial institutions. This IDC MarketScape is an evaluation based on a comprehensive framework and a set of parameters that assesses providers relative to one another and to those factors expected to be most conducive to success in this market over both the short term and the long term.</P><P>"Financial institutions are increasingly relying on systems integrators and technology services firms to assist them in their efforts to move to next-generation payment platforms," says James Wester, research director for Worldwide Payment Strategies at IDC Financial Insights. "IDC Financial Insights expects the process of transforming payment systems within financial institutions will be ongoing and require the coordinated effort of internal resources, technology vendors, and service providers. Selecting the right systems integrator as a partner will be an important component of a successful transformation journey."</P> IDC MarketScape Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT James Wester, Karen Massey, Marc DeCastro IDC PeerScape: Practices for Supply Chain Optimization for Oil and Gas Companies in the Asia/Pacific Region <P>This IDC PeerScape explores four key practices that oil and gas organizations in the Asia/Pacific region should consider when preparing to undertake supply chain transformation.</P><P>"Oil and gas supply chains are complex systems of people, processes, and technology that are often siloed and poorly integrated and aligned to business objectives. Tackling this disconnect is an absolute requirement for oil and gas companies in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) seeking to drive achievements in efficiency and productivity," says Emilie Ditton, associate vice president, Energy Insights at IDC. "Effective data management capabilities, utilization of digital twins to support far more dynamic scenario planning, collaboration, and having the right skills strategy in place are all critical components of moving toward delivering performance improvements while at the same time achieving a step change in efficiency."</P> IDC PeerScape Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Emilie Ditton IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide Taxonomy, 1H17 <P>This IDC study provides a detailed description of IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide methodology and taxonomy. It should be used as a companion piece for IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide data deliverable and all of IDC's worldwide vertical research. Technology suppliers may utilize this approach and structure as well to help them build an industry-focused organization.</P><P>"IDC's Worldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide presents a comprehensive, global, and detailed view of the marketplace," said Jessica Goepfert, program director, IDC's Customer Insights and Analysis group. "It is an invaluable resource to help vendors define and standardize their vocabulary for mobility."</P> Taxonomy Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Jessica Goepfert, Gabriele Roberti, Roberto Membrila, Ashutosh Bisht, Andrea Siviero, Yash Ahuja, Naoko Iwamoto, Elena Szolgayova, Denise Lund, Phil Hochmuth, Carrie MacGillivray Oracle's Autonomous Database: AI-Based Automation for Database Management and Operations <P>This IDC Perspective reviews Oracle's recent Autonomous Database announcement and examines how one customer is planning to make use of the automation capabilities provided in its day-to-day business processes. </P><P>"AI and machine learning are increasingly pervasive technologies that are being used now in a wide range of products and services," says Carl Olofson, research vice president, Data Management Software at IDC. "Oracle has recently launched its Autonomous Database product that uses AI and machine learning to automate operations and management of the product. Organizations should consider Oracle's Autonomous Database cloud offering if they are evaluating cloud database offerings and are looking for a fully managed database service from a proven database vendor. The future of autonomous products like Oracle's Autonomous Database is bright, but organizations need to also assess the impact these types of products will have on their IT staff."</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Carl W. Olofson, David Schubmehl Perspective: More Game Changers in Asia/Pacific's Race for Connected Core Banking <P>This document discusses the makings of a resurgence of core banking modernization among Asia/Pacific banks. The new era will be marked by banks' preference for a platform-based, componentized, and open API-enabled core banking systems. This will support banks' intentions to be as digital as possible. This report also highlights the propositions of four software providers that can support this drive toward banks' digital core. </P><P>Michael Araneta, AVP for IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific comments, "Across many years of research on core banking transformations, we have always recognized core banking modernization for their significant pull-through — they inevitably cause an increase in IT spending in other noncore areas. The pull-through becomes stronger this time around as the organization will have to skill up in many areas, such as information architecture discipline, knowledge on open API frameworks, and competencies in iterative development. All these make core banking modernization truly transformative."</P><P>"Banks now will have to assess how transformation of their core system will be a key part of their overall transformation. The decision will most likely be to not decommission the old core system and replace it with a new one but rather to abstract as much business logic from their current core and iteratively improve digital capabilities around that core," adds Sneha Kapoor, senior research manager, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific.</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 19 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Michael Araneta, Sneha Kapoor, Jerry Silva 5G Fixed Wireless Access: A Gateway Use Case for Broader 5G Infrastructure Deployments <P>This IDC Perspective examines 5G ecosystem with respect to FWA business use case. This document discusses the motivations, drivers, and challenges associated with bringing this early 5G use case to market.</P><P>"5G solutions are rapidly changing the landscape for MNOs and hold the potential of developing profitable new revenue stream for them. Before that, however, several important steps need to be taken — SA standards finalized, mmWave technology evaluated, and most importantly, a business case for delivering FWA and other future use cases on a common network infrastructure foundation developed," says Rajesh Ghai, research director, Carrier Network Infrastructure.</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Rajesh Ghai, Rohit Mehra The Use of Industry Clouds for KYC Compliance <P>This IDC Perspective focuses on the use of industry clouds for KYC compliance. This document highlights the many opportunities and challenges associated with adopting an industry cloud approach to KYC.</P><P>Steven D'Alfonso, research director, IDC Financial Insights, reports, "Many financial institutions view KYC compliance as a top priority because of evolving regulatory requirements and the threat of punitive fines resulting from violations. KYC industry cloud may offer an alternative business process that can lead to cost reductions, reduced errors, and other benefits."</P> IDC Perspective Fri, 16 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Steven D’Alfonso, Eric Newmark AWS re:Invent 2017: Implications for Retailers <P>This IDC Perspective discusses Amazon Web Services' (AWS) re:Invent 2017 event. This cloud computing event attracted 43,000 attendees, up significantly from last year, and sent attendees home with much to talk about. AWS delivered over 80 announcements of new products or product enhancements, which was a dramatic increase over the 2016 event, focused on AI, IoT/edge, data tools, container management, and serverless computing.</P><P>"Retailers are feeling the urgency to embrace the digital transformation, in search of efficiency and agility in their application portfolio and IT infrastructure. If and when retailers move their applications to the cloud, the competitive landscape offers several choices. As the AWS re:Invent event showed, AWS is strengthening its services and capabilities. While some retailers will do a deeper assessment of the relative business and competitive risk of jumping on the AWS bandwagon, AWS is showing that there is technology reward for retailers whose go-to-market strategies are not risk from Amazon." — Robert Eastman, research manager, Retail Omni-Channel IT Strategies</P> IDC Perspective Thu, 15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Robert Eastman, Frank Gens, Robert Parker Accelerated Team and Culture Building for the First 100 Days of a Digital Transformation Project <P>This IDC Perspective discusses the process of assembling a cohesive and fully functional team for a digital transformation (DX) initiative. Since a wide range of stakeholders, technologies, and business areas are involved, a cohesive, high-performing team is critical. The typical digital transformation project carries a high degree of visibility to senior management, a significant number of processes to be modified, revenue expectations; budgets that are created, enhanced, or cannibalized; and many affected employees. In many cases, these organizational, cultural, and interpersonal issues — rather than the technology — represent the most difficult and challenging components of the digital transformation implementation process.</P><P>"Digital transformation projects, by their nature, are typically highly visible, organizationally disruptive, and cross-functional," says Eric Bloom, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "It's crucial that your DX projects have an exceptional first 100 days."</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 GMT Eric Bloom