rsspricingandvaluation IDC RSS alerts Samsung Goes Foldable and 5G to Celebrate Galaxy's 10th Anniversary <P>At its UnPacked event in San Francisco on February 20, Samsung unveiled its highly-anticipated foldable smartphone, aptly named the Galaxy Fold. Additionally, Samsung celebrated the tenth anniversary of its popular flagship phone by unveiling four different versions coming to market: the traditional Galaxy S10, the compact Galaxy S10e, the larger Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10 5G. </P><P>A multiple device launch at increased price points is a bold approach for Samsung given the slowing smartphone growth worldwide. Most of the features provide incremental improvements on previous Galaxy S smartphones, and the new features keep Samsung in pace with other innovators in the market. However, Samsung still faces an audience that has been holding on to their older smartphones longer than ever before and skeptical of new features. Moreover, the new Galaxy S10 prices could stall sales. Samsung will sell millions of units, but total volumes will struggle to grow year over year. </P> IDC Link Thu, 21 Feb 2019 05:00:00 GMT Ramon T. Llamas, John Jackson, William Stofega, Anthony Scarsella 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 Kenya Hardcopy Peripherals Market Analysis and Vendor Profiles, 2018 <P>This IDC Technology Segment study provides HCP market data in Kenya in volume (units), value ($M), and share (%) for the period ended December 2017. The document presents profiles of the top-performing vendors, local setup, 2017 revenue breakdowns by line of business, distribution channel structure, major contracts and projects won during the year, marketing campaigns, campaigns and promotions conducted, services and document solutions offered, and channel partner programs.</P><P>"The overall Kenyan HCP market is expected to continue growing in the coming years. The country is steadily recovering from a prolonged electioneering period in 2017. According to Economist Intelligence Unit data, Kenya's GDP is anticipated to grow 5.5% in 2018. The country has also witnessed increasing levels of foreign direct investment since the start of the year. With these promising conditions, vendors should forge strong relationships with channel partners to bring their products and services to market." — Research Analyst Sharon Rono, IDC East Africa</P> Technology Segment Fri, 27 Jul 2018 04:00:00 GMT Sharon Rono 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 U.S. Commercial Awareness and Interest in Device as a Service <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the current state of the U.S. device-as-a-service (DaaS) market. DaaS combines hardware, software, and services into one contract, provisioned by one vendor, and paid for in subscription-style payments. DaaS has potential significant benefits for enrollees along the lines of accelerated refresh, cost reduction, workload reduction, and fleet modernization.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 28 Jun 2018 04:00:00 GMT Linn Huang