rssitbuyer https://www.idc.com/rss/29928.do IDC RSS alerts IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Industrial IoT Platforms in Energy 2019 Vendor Assessment https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US45116919&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of vendors participating in the industrial IoT platform market. This study specifically analyzed these offerings from an energy industry perspective. </P><P>"The energy sector is being asked to become more responsive to customer and market demands. The incorporation of IoT is enabling these organizations to improve efficiency and reliability and reduce costs, all while staying more connected to their customers," says Reid Paquin, research director Manufacturing IT Priorities and Strategies (ITP&S). </P><P>"By providing industrial companies with a common way to access, manage, and visualize IoT data, as well as build and deploy IoT applications, industrial IoT platforms play a key role in supporting the goals of organizations in the energy vertical today," says Stacy Crook, research director, IoT, IDC.</P> IDC MarketScape Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Stacy Crook, Reid Paquin IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Industrial IoT Platforms in Manufacturing 2019 Vendor Assessment https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US45116819&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC study uses the IDC MarketScape model to provide an assessment of vendors participating in the industrial IoT platform market. This study specifically analyzed these offerings from a manufacturing industry perspective.</P><P>"IoT is a hot topic across all industries but even more so among manufacturers as the opportunity for transformation is largest," says Reid Paquin, research director, Manufacturing IT Priorities and Strategies (ITP&S). "Manufacturers are well underway in terms of adopting IoT into their products and processes, and the most advanced manufacturers are already changing the way they operate and their business models because of IoT"</P><P>"By providing industrial companies with a common way to access, manage, and visualize IoT data, as well as build and deploy IoT applications, industrial IoT platforms play a key role in supporting the goals of manufacturing organizations today," says Stacy Crook, research director, IoT, IDC.</P> IDC MarketScape Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Stacy Crook, Reid Paquin Infosec 2019: Harnessing EDR and Threat Intelligence, and Going Beyond Zero Trust https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=lcEUR245196619&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>IDC's European Security Research team pounded the floors of InfoSec last week to deep dive with dozens of vendors into the key trends on the security market and the directions of future developments. We heard a huge buzz around endpoint detection and response (EDR) and around vendor efforts to derive and deliver optimum outcomes from ever-greater threat intelligence, as well as a strong consensus to move beyond restrictive zero-trust approaches to delivering contextually aware discretionary trust for end-to-end security and a seamless, productive customer experience.</P> IDC Link Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Mark Child, Konstantin Rychkov JDA ICON 2019 https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US45123617&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Perspective looks at the JDA ICON 2019 event.</P><P>"JDA ICON was an excellent forum for discussions on all things supply chain. It brought practitioners, customers, and theoreticians together for a robust and thought-provoking supply chain discussion. If ICON was not on your calendar this year, it is well worth making time for it next year in Colorado," says Simon Ellis, program VP for Supply Chain.</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Victoria Brown, Simon Ellis Using Digital Platforms for Business Model Innovation https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=AP44699819&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>Business model innovation is one of business leaders' top concerns. Driven by price erosion and competitive pressure, organizations are responding with platform thinking in evolving their business models. Platform thinking is a fundamental shift in business strategy, moving beyond product differentiation and pricing, toward ecosystem-based value creation. It also represents the long-term, sustainable response to new realities in the DX economy. However, the evolution of one's business model must be supported by an underlying digital platform. This IDC Perspective looks at how leading organizations are evolving their business models through digital platforms and technologies by addressing the following questions:</P><UL><LI>What is platform thinking and how does it differ from product-based business strategies?</LI><LI>What is the digital platform's unique characteristics that support platform-based business models?</LI><LI>How do digital platforms enable an organization to innovate its product, service, and business model?</LI></UL><P>The confluence of global connectivity, vast data-generating online communities, and 3rd Platform technologies are fueling new business models. An organization's ability to quickly adapt its business model hinges on the capabilities that its digital platforms afford it.</P><P>Platform-based business models are no longer confined to the domain of digital natives and start-ups. The long-term sustainable response to the DX economy involves a fundamental transformation of an organization's business and operating model. Platform thinking, an ecosystem-based strategy, is one way an organization can evolve its business model. However, it must be supported by an underlying digital platform that supports unique characteristics of platform-based business models.</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 17 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Lawrence Cheok, Daniel-Zoe Jimenez, Jessie Danqing Cai, Sandeep Sharma, Christopher Lee Marshall His Excellency Dr. Amr Talaat to Present Keynote at IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2019 in Cairo https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prMETA45235219&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication Cairo, June 16, 2019 – International Data Corporation (IDC) is delighted to announce that His Excellency Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, will deliver an honorary keynote address at the upcoming IDC Egypt CIO Summit 2019. Taking place on June 18 at the Marriott Hotel Zamalek in Cairo, the event will host 300 of Egypt's most influential ICT leaders as they gather to discuss strategies for succeeding in an era of multiplied innovation and automation. Corporate Press Release Sun, 16 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Dropbox Evolves: Brings Content, Tools and Team Collaboration Together https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=lcUS45215419&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>Dropbox, long known for enterprise cloud file storage announced on June 11, 2019, a new user interface and a series of deep integrations with collaboration applications including Slack, Zoom and coming soon, Atlassian. This effectively changes the trajectory of Dropbox from file storage to an integrated enterprise collaboration application that aims to provide one place to bring content, tools and teams together. </P> IDC Link Fri, 14 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Wayne Kurtzman, Marci Maddox Micro Focus: Setting the Foundation for Global Customer Growth https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=lcUS45215919&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>Micro Focus (LSE: MCRO; NYSE: MFGP) recently held its Micro Focus Universe 2019 conference in Vienna, with over 1400 attendees. The company announced its latest acquisition, Interset, which brings Advanced Machine Learning, and User and Entity Behavioral Analytics (UEBA) to its existing Security, Risk & Governance Portfolio. The company has grown to $4 billion in revenues, with 13,879 employees (up from 4,826 in April 2017) through acquisitions such as the former Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) software business, Attachmate, and numerous other companies. Over the past 24 months, the Micro Focus executive leadership team has taken critical steps to reorganize the organization, conduct portfolio alignment, hire top talent, and reinvest in sales and marketing capabilities. The company now has a strong clarity of purpose and a tighter focus on customer relationships, as well as enhanced go to market sales expertise and product adoption. </P> IDC Link Fri, 14 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Stephen Elliot Transforming U.S. Banking Landscape and Impact on Overall Digital Transformation Strategy https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US45126819&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC Perspective discusses the changing landscape of the U.S. banking and credit union industry and what this means as they lay out their long-term business and IT strategies. For this document, we focused on looking at the numbers of institutions and the asset distribution over the years as well as the staggering rate of consolidation through failures, mergers and acquisitions, and a lack of <I>de novo</I> growth. We provide an impact of what this means for the remaining institutions and how fintech may help stave off further consolidation.</P><P>"It is staggering to look back and see how much the financial services industry in the United States has consolidated over the past 20 years and how the vast majority of bank deposits are held by a couple dozen of the largest banks and credit unions," according to Marc DeCastro, research director at IDC Financial Insights. "The need for regional and community banks remains strong, and the technology to allow these institutions to survive for now and thrive in the future is here, so the decision will come down to strategy and execution by the senior executives at those institutions. For the largest banks, the ability to grow organically will be fueled by their own digital transformation strategies, taking advantage of the same digital offerings being deployed by the smaller banks and oftentimes using the same vendors." </P> IDC Perspective Fri, 14 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Marc DeCastro, Jerry Silva IDC PeerScape: Practices to Rebalance the Global Outsourcing Portfolio for Digital Transformation https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US45104519&utm_medium=rss_feed&utm_source=Alert&utm_campaign=rss_syndication <P>This IDC PeerScape describes how three CIOs have strategically worked with their outsourcing partners to meet not only the current demands on legacy IT but also have expanded the relationship to gain access to new technologies and skill sets that provide a path forward to deliver competitive advantage into the future. This document will describe how three CIOs from companies of very different sizes and industries have successfully and uniquely rebalanced their global outsourcing portfolios and will relay their best practices in the following areas:</P><UL><LI>Creating strategic partnerships to gain strategic capabilities</LI><LI>Revitalizing the product life cycle of the product portfolio</LI><LI>Rebalancing the mix of in-house and outsourced resources</LI></UL><P>"The CIOs featured in this document tell how they supported their companies' digital transformation by building strategic relationships with their outsourcing partners," says Bob Multhaup, adjunct analyst, IT Business and Service Management for the IDC Executive Program. "These strategic relationships are founded on creating the 'right mix' of in-house, outsourced, and cloud-based capabilities where all parties are leveraged and focused on meeting the CIO's goals."</P> IDC PeerScape Thu, 13 Jun 2019 04:00:00 GMT Robert Multhaup