rsspricingandvaluation IDC RSS alerts HPE Enterprise Storage Residual Value Forecast, April 2019 <P>This IDC Market Perspective includes current fair market value, residual value, and specification charts for HPE's enterprise and midrange disk storage systems. It offers primary and secondary market analysis for the vendor and its products.</P><P>"Demand for storage remains steady as data growth continues to multiply; growing investments in digital use cases and supporting emerging technologies are largely driving this growth." — Susan G. Middleton, research director, Technology Financing Strategies</P> Market Perspective Tue, 09 Apr 2019 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton 2019 Update to Pricing in the Worldwide Services Market <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 in IDC's Worldwide Services program." Demand-side buyer interest in variable-based pricing is increasing for the fourth straight year (2015–2018), while supply-side contract data shows the share of 'fixed price' contracts is declining in favor of 'consumption based/on demand.' In addition, buyers still prefer technological-based outcomes as the underlying factor to base the variable price upon; however, that preference is declining in favor of financial outcomes and relational outcomes."</P> Market Perspective Tue, 19 Mar 2019 04:00:00 GMT Chad Huston PC Market Overview and 2019 Outlook for IT Leasing and Financing Firms <P>This IDC Market Note provides an overview of the PC market including current market trends, vendor market shares, and future processor trends.</P><P>"Business and government PC refreshes to Windows 10 are driving demand in the otherwise flat to declining desktop PC market. Through 2022, IDC forecasts the U.S. commercial portable PC market to grow 2–3% per year in unit shipments. New procurement models like PC as a service (PCaaS) will continue to gain traction as organizations strike a balance between rising maintenance costs and increased security risk with aging PCs and investment in new devices," says Jennifer Cooke, research director, Technology Financial Strategies.</P> Market Note Fri, 01 Mar 2019 05:00:00 GMT Jennifer Cooke, Susan G. Middleton Accelerate IT's Project to Product Management Transition: A Financial Management Toolkit <P>This IDC Perspective focuses on the business and financial skills that drive empowered product teams through the new role of the IT product manager. This shift from a project-driven IT to a new business model of empowered product teams is founded on competitive cloud-based products, the innovative products of digital transformation industry leaders, and Agile development.</P><P>"IT product managers are at the heart of rapid software solutions that link business value streams to IT use cases and features," says Bob Multhaup, adjunct analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs (IEP). "This approach creates an elevated business mindedness that is focused less on completing projects on time and on budget and more on continually improving product performance, customer value, and customer satisfaction."</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 30 Jan 2019 05:00:00 GMT Robert Multhaup IDC FutureScape: Worldwide Datacenter 2019 Predictions <P>This IDC study discusses the worldwide datacenter top 10 predictions for 2019.</P><P>"In a digital economy where owning the customer experience is the goal, a premium must be placed guaranteeing response time and rapid but secure data movement. Greater use of data vaults, increasing service interconnect of composite workloads, and the creation of a service delivery edge will dominate datacenter decisions," says Richard Villars, research vice president, Datacenter and Cloud</P> IDC FutureScape Wed, 31 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Richard L. Villars, Jennifer Cooke, Susan G. Middleton, Glen Duncan, Mimei Ito, Cynthia Ho, Giorgio Nebuloni, Jiri Helebrand, Eckhardt Fischer FASB Releases an ASU to Clarify How to Report Cloud Implementation Expenses <P>This Market Note reviews a recent ASU by the FASB that provides guidance about implementation costs for cloud services. </P><P>"IDC research shows that customers adoption of flexible consumption models is increasing because of the agility, transparency, and simplicity of these models, but concerns about accounting treatment continue to linger. IDC applauds the FASB for addressing topics of concern in this space and removing barriers to compliance." — Susan G. Middleton, research director, Technology Financial Strategies</P> Market Note Tue, 23 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Rob Brothers, Susan G. Middleton The Impact of Flexible Consumption Models on the IT Procurement Process <P>This IDC Survey discusses the impact of flexible consumption models on the IT procurement process. In August, IDC's Technology Financial Strategies team conducted a survey of 300 United States–based ITDMs to understand their views of flexible consumption offers. Questions about the current offers available today, buying patterns, the relationship with OEMs or partners, and the preferred services for these offers were the topics addressed in this survey.</P><P>Adoption of flexible consumption options continues to grow, and because of this growth, customers are fine-tuning their needs and OEMs are responding. In 2018, IDC observed many OEMs updating and expanding their flexible consumption offers to address the maturing needs of their customers. This survey provides insights to fine-tune future flexible consumption offers.</P> IDC Survey Mon, 15 Oct 2018 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton Worldwide Software License, Maintenance, and Subscription Forecast, 2018–2022 <P>This IDC study provides IDC's forecast for the software license, maintenance, and subscription market.</P><P>"The strong user preference for cloud services continues to transform the software industry and its underlying business models. While the subscription business model isn't applicable for all software companies, most will transition to enable new cloud service offerings while leveraging existing delivered software," said Mark Thomason, research director for Digital Business Models and Monetization with IDC.</P> Market Forecast Tue, 31 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Mark Thomason Commvault Updates Its Platform and Pricing to Better Align with Today's Secondary Storage and Data Management Buyer <P>Commvault announced an updated pricing and platform architecture designed to simplify and speed customer purchases and orient customer focus on an expanding set of new products and services like HyperScale.</P> IDC Link Tue, 17 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Andrew Smith, Brian E. Clarke, Eric Sheppard Cylance Product and Pricing Guide: June 2018 <P>This IDC Pivot Table provides a synopsis of the vendor's recent product, pricing, and discounting actions. Content for this document is derived from vendor, channel, and customer sources and follows a tab structure as follows:</P><UL><LI><B>About</B><B>:</B> About this pricing guide</LI><LI><B>Price </B><B>guide</B><B>:</B> Current estimated pricing and price history for all products, current and discontinued</LI><LI><B>BOM </B><B>example:</B> Represents typical bill of materials (BOM) quote format</LI></UL><P>This is part of IDC's coverage of security software and appliance pricing.</P><P>Regular content updates to this document are available to subscribed users at myIDC — Data Products (see <B></B>).</P> Pivot Table Thu, 28 Jun 2018 04:00:00 GMT Brian E. Clarke