rsspricingandvaluation IDC RSS alerts IDC Market Glance: Pricing Ecosystem, 2Q21 <P>This Market Glance on the pricing ecosystem shows vendors offering key pricing technology and services that can help an organization set and manage prices.</P> Market Presentation Fri, 25 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Mark Thomason Worldwide IT Leasing and Financing Forecast, 2021–2025: Top 25 Countries Poised for Growth <P>This IDC study provides guidance and revised forecasts for IT leasing, financing, and flexible consumption providers as they navigate the next stages of enterprise resiliency.</P><P>"IDC is already seeing a steady improvement in both IT spending and IT leasing and financing forecasts, as the IT spending is improving faster than GDP spending in some regions. Most businesses have connected the importance of IT spending to their operational agility and resiliency, which equate to steady spending throughout the forecast period." — Susan G. Middleton, research director, Flexible Consumption and Financing Strategies for IT Infrastructure</P> Market Forecast Thu, 24 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton HPE FY 2Q21 Results: Improving Demand Across All Business Segments <P>On June 1, 2020, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) announced 2Q21 financial results. The company reported that second quarter total net revenue in constant currency increased 11% YOY to $6.7 billion. After stabilizing their revenues in late FY20 and early FY21, this represented a solid return to growth for the company as revenues improved for all business segments in the quarter. During the quarter, the company generated non-GAAP operating income of $685 million which was up 59% YOY but down 11% sequentially as some costs continue to come back into the business. And of course, HPE continues to work towards making all its offerings available via the company’s GreenLake as-a-service model by 2022. In Q2, HPE saw GreenLake services bookings continue to increase, and their annualized revenue run-rate (ARR) grew 30% YOY to $678 million.</P> IDC Link Tue, 08 Jun 2021 04:00:00 GMT Matthew Eastwood Dell Doubles Down on APEX <P>This IDC Link looks at Dell Technologies' APEX offering and the expanding consumption-based portfolio that Dell has brought to market, as well as the impact to the partner ecosystem. For Dell to be successful with APEX, it will be vital that it brings the partner community into the selling motion. IDC has seen a surge in interest by enterprises for these consumption-based models for their cloud-like, on-premises operating model and time to value of deployment. And with the increasing focus on edge deployments that IDC is forecasting, partners will be key enablers in the time-to-value deployment of these solutions.</P> IDC Link Tue, 18 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Rob Brothers, Matthew Eastwood, Susan G. Middleton, Leslie Rosenberg IDC to Acquire Metri; Creates End-to-End Data Source for IT Buyer Benchmarks IDC today announced its acquisition of Metri, an independent IT benchmarking, sourcing, and performance measurement firm. Corporate Press Release Tue, 18 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Nine Categories of Fintech and Digital Banks to Watch <P>This IDC report reveals 100 fintechs and digital banks across 9 different categories that are set to drive innovative use cases of technology in financial services across Europe, Asia/Pacific, and China. From ewallets to digital lending, alternative data, and account origination solutions, Asia/Pacific, China, and Europe have adopted innovative digital financial service solutions that coexist within ecosystems, such as ecommerce apps, and with other financial services industry players. The regions in scope have also experienced accelerated developments in financial technology coupled with a boom in digital banks.</P> Market Presentation Thu, 13 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Michael Araneta, Darshiniy Selvaratnam, Eric Gao, Thomas Zink PC Market Trends for Leasing and Financing: Post-COVID-19 Impact <P>This IDC Market Note provides IDC's view on the trends in the PC market and the impact on leasing and financing.</P><P>"Overall, the narrative about PC demand remains healthy, but the asset life-cycle dynamics will change as organizations now have different buying options: new, used, or PC or device as a service, which may impact the supply of used PCs and market values." — Susan Middleton, research director, Flexible Consumption and Financing Strategies for IT Infrastructure at IDC</P> Market Note Wed, 12 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton Dell Technologies' APEX Helping Partners Deliver Pay-as-You-Go Solutions <P>This IDC Market Note looks at Dell Technologies' APEX announcements regarding end-customer offerings and the recently announced channel partner participation model. APEX solutions are intended to unify the company's as-a-service and cloud strategies, technology offerings, and go-to-market efforts. Dell has expanded its APEX portfolio to now include channel partner offerings. For the next 90 days, metal tier solution providers can participate in APEX via a referral model. Dell anticipates that a resale model will be in proof of concept within 90 days and available for all its channel partners in 2H21. Dell anticipates that, within 6 months, APEX will be broadly available to partners via a hosted APEX console or a partner console, will enable two-tier distribution in the console, and will expand the capabilities within the console for both partners and end users. </P><P>"Distribution will play a key role in the success of Dell Technologies' APEX offerings. The sooner the two-tier APEX Console and a robust API are available, the sooner the distribution engine can help Dell scale this increasingly important product line." — Steve White, program VP, Channels and Alliances</P> Market Note Fri, 07 May 2021 04:00:00 GMT Steve White, Susan G. Middleton, Pam Miller VMware Cloud Provides More Flexible Consumption Options with VMware Cloud Universal <P>VMware Cloud Universal aims to reduce the complexity of multicloud environments with a flexible subscription than can be deployed anywhere and anytime. Its introduction and close linkage to VMware's Cloud console and App Navigator also represent critical components in VMware's effort to transform how the company engages with customers — from initial interactions to the introduction of new capabilities/products to sustained operations. The launch and continuous enhancement of a more automated, digitally sophisticated, and community-optimized engagement experience for customers and partners must be a top priority for all providers of digital infrastructure.</P> IDC Link Thu, 08 Apr 2021 04:00:00 GMT Gary Chen, Mary Johnston Turner, Susan G. Middleton, Rick Villars Update to Pricing in the Worldwide Services Market, 2021 <P>This IDC Market Perspective develops a comprehensive framework that explains in detail the terms used in the IT services pricing lexicon.</P><P>"The goal of this document is to develop a comprehensive framework that explains in detail the terms used in the IT services pricing lexicon. In addition, a robust data set has been developed, which provides both a demand-side view and a supply-side view of how IT services pricing is changing over time," said Chad Huston, research manager, IDC's Worldwide Services program. "Interest in variable-based pricing continued to trend downward in 2020, continuing the downward trend seen since 2019, after interest peaked in 2018. Because the decrease in interest began in 2019, IDC does not believe the COVID-19 pandemic was the major cause for the decline in interest as the trend started a full year prior."</P> Market Perspective Wed, 31 Mar 2021 04:00:00 GMT Chad Huston