rssmobility IDC RSS alerts Game On: IBM Domino 10 Moves to Rapid App Development; New Features – And Commits to Long Term Plans <P>IBM wanted you to know that Domino 10 is alive, is doing well, has grown more powerful and boasting a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). They are also repositioning Domino as a rapid development platform that still supports mail – but is doing much more. Announced on October 9, 2018 from Frankfurt, Germany with watch parties around the world, IBM is doing more than rolling out new features in Domino 10, but starting to share their plans for Domino 11 and beyond, supported with the hashtag #ominoforever. </P> IDC Link Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Wayne Kurtzman Huawei Announces Updated Mate Series Smartphone Flagships Along with New Wearable Devices <P>At its launch event in London, Huawei unveiled several new devices heading into the holiday quarter: the Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20, Mate 20 X, and Mate 20 Porsche Edition RS smartphones, the Smartwatch GT, and the Band 3 Pro fitness tracker. The Mate 20 Pro and Mate 20 represent Huawei’s answer to the Apple iPhone XS Max and Samsung Note9 and utilize the new Kirin 980 processor it unveiled at IFA in August of this year. Meanwhile, the Smartwatch GT and Band 3 Pro emphasize battery life and fitness, but little else beyond that. Altogether, Huawei has put together a strong portfolio of new devices that flex its innovation capabilities. However, without a strong presence in the U.S. market and with intense competition from other PRC OEMs such as Xiaomei and Oppo/Vivo, Huawei will face strong headwinds in its ongoing quest to displace Samsung as the top global smartphone OEM. </P> IDC Link Fri, 19 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Ramon T. Llamas, Anthony Scarsella, William Stofega Global 5G Spectrum Report: Asia/Pacific Update <P>Regulators and local country administrations have been actively developing 5G spectrum and LTE/NR coexistence spectrum strategies that will culminate in 5G auctions and/or spectrum assignments. "The next three years will see a flurry of activity as the world's leading incumbents build out the first 5G mobile and fixed wireless access (FWA) networks. Although there are many technical and engineering obstacles, the industry is highly motivated and determined to launch commercial 5G services by 2020," says Bill Rojas, IDC Asia/Pacific Adjunct Research Director. "Moreover, IDC believes that regulators will seek to identify additional bands to assist MNOs in keeping up with mobile consumer demand as well as future 5G enterprise and IoT traffic, which could account for as much as 15–20% of future 5G traffic by 2025," he adds.</P> Market Perspective Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Bill Rojas, Monica Collier, Hugh Ujhazy Splunk &gt; next: Make things happen with data <P>The running theme of Splunk.conf18 as expressed by Splunk CEO Doug Merritt was, "Make things happen with data." In security, 'data' has two, broad meanings. The first concept is that logs can be correlated to look for anomalous behavior or matched against pre-set rules to find indicators of compromise (IOC). But the second layer is the whole ecosystem around for using data in security including user interfaces (UI), data enrichment, the orchestration of tools, search, and event sequencing; and Splunk made appreciable strides in many of these facets of security. </P> IDC Link Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Konstantin Rychkov, Sean Pike, Christopher Kissel Worldwide Server Operating System Environments Forecast, 2018–2022 <P>This IDC study forecasts S-OSE shipments and installed base for the 2018–2022 forecast period. IDC projects total license shipments/subscriptions and nonpaid deployments of base S-OSEs associated with Microsoft Windows, all commercial Linux distributions, UNIX, and other S-OSEs will grow at a CAGR of 7.4% from 2017 to 2022 and reach 21.6 million shipments by the end of the forecast period.</P><P>"The emergence of newer applications, technologies, and use cases is helping set the macro direction for the market going forward," said Stephen Belanger, senior research analyst, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies at IDC. "Technologies such as heterogeneous and accelerated computing, computing architectures like massively parallel computing, and use cases like artificial intelligence and high-performance computing are putting server operating systems front and center of datacenter infrastructure."</P> Market Forecast Thu, 18 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Stephen Belanger, Ashish Nadkarni Digital Workspace, prende forma il lavoro del futuro MILANO, 17 ottobre 2018 – La tecnologia e soprattutto la digitalizzazione dell’esperienza del consumatore/utente stanno rivoluzionando il modo di lavorare, l'organizzazione e gli spazi fisici e logici aziendali, così come li abbiamo sempre conosciuti. “In ambienti sempre più popolati da lavoratori in movimento e device e app intelligenti, le postazioni fisiche di lavoro tendono ormai a essere sostituite dalle cosiddette piattaforme di Digital Workspace, ovvero spazi di lavoro online dove ogni individuo può accedere in maniera univoca alle proprie informazioni di lavoro indipendentemente dal luogo, dal momento o dal dispositivo utilizzato”, sottolinea Daniele Rao, Senior Director Research and Consulting di IDC Italia. “Il paradigma Digital Workspace oggi sostituisce quello della postazione fisica di lavoro: il focus si sposta su chi sei/cosa fai rispetto al quando entri/quando esci/dove sei”. Corporate Press Release Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT IoT Use Case Study: Termite Monitoring with Narrowband IoT in the Republic of China to Reduce the Use of Toxic Termiticides <P>Termite monitoring has relied on sophisticated radar instruments in the past. As a result, most households and many government structures have not had the ability to monitor termite invasion and thus could not realize an effective response. The utilization of low-power (LPWAN), Narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT), and custom miniature sensors has made it possible to monitor homes and public structures for possible infestation and thus reduce environmental pollution of the soil and ground water. "The ability to collect and aggregate the data by location enables pest control companies to exploit IoT and wireless access in order to reduce the use negative impact of toxic termiticides," says Bill Rojas, adjunct research director, IDC Asia/Pacific. He adds, "Moreover, this type of cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) analytics solution has many similarities with crime and disease control by providing crowdsourced data."</P> Market Note Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Bill Rojas, Shaily Shah, Hugh Ujhazy Kenya and East Africa Mobile Phones Gray Market Survey Report <P>This document details the gray trade in mobile devices in Kenya and East Africa, highlighting its impact on mainstream market players and assessing its advantages and disadvantages. It also describes the actions that global manufacturers and distributors of brand name mobile phones should take to address they gray market.</P><P>"Given the high volumes of mobile devices traded in the gray market in East Africa, vendors need to understand the underlying drivers if they are to regain control of their products. Indeed, manufacturers stand to lose market share due to brand erosion over the long term. As such, OEMs should take an active role in implementing consistent and effective strategies to control gray trade in the region." — Research Analyst George Mbuthia, IDC East Africa</P> Market Perspective Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT George Mbuthia Market Analysis Perspective: European Telecommunications Insights, 2018 — Technology Priorities and Strategies <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective examines the main challenges facing telcos and how best to overcome them. Like all enterprises, telcos need to transform how they operate their core businesses. For telcos, this not only means their network infrastructure and associated IT (both business support systems and operational support systems), but also where to operate in the digital value chain, who to partner with, and how to manage and orchestrate the resulting explosion of ICT complexity. This requires an infrastructure and operational transformation. The <I>IDC Telecommunications Insights: European Technology Priorities and Strategies</I> service presents our analysis on how telcos across Europe are addressing this transformation challenge.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Mike Cansfield, Rosalind Craven, John Delaney, James Eibisch, Dusanka Radonicic, Bruno Teyton Mobility Gets on the Fast Track in Europe: Market Value to Reach Nearly $325 Billion in 2022 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Prague — European spending on mobility solutions is forecast to reach $293 billion in 2018, according to a new update to the Worldwide Semiannual Mobility Spending Guide from International Data Corporation (IDC ). IDC expects the market to post a five-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.4%, leading to spending in excess of $325 billion in 2022. Research Press Release Wed, 17 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT