rsspricingandvaluation http://www.idc.com/rss/2808.do IDC RSS alerts Romania's Smartphone Market Inhibited by Lower-Volume, Higher-Value Consumer Purchasing Trends, Says IDC http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prCEMA43729718 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, Prague — The smartphone market in Romania stagnated somewhat in 2017, following several years of rapid growth. Shipment volume was 3.1 million units, down nearly 4% against the previous year, while market value was similar to that in 2016, at $687 million, according to International Data Corporation (IDC). This was a disappointing result for many vendors, considering Romania’s burgeoning economy, which grew by 7% year on year in 2017, and had the fastest growth rate in the European Union in the fourth quarter. Research Press Release Tue, 10 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT CyberArk Product and Pricing Guide: April 2018 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43720918 <P>This IDC Pivot Table provides a synopsis of the vendor's recent product, pricing, and discounting actions. Content for this study is derived from vendor, channel, and customer sources and follows a tab structure as follows:</P><UL><LI>About — About this pricing guide</LI><LI>Price Guide — Current estimated pricing and price history for all products, current and discontinued</LI><LI>Discounting — Customer pricing based off MSRP (manufacturer's suggested selling price)</LI><LI>BOM Example — Represents typical BOM (bill of materials) quote format</LI></UL><P>Regular content updates to this report are available to subscribed users at myIDC — Data Products</P> Pivot Table Fri, 06 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Brian E. Clarke How Do Organizations Want to Pay for Cognitive/AI Applications? http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43705318 <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight provides analysis of the results of IDC's <I>Cognitive/AI Adoption Survey </I>of 301 respondents from companies of various sizes that included business and IT users. This IDC Survey Spotlight focuses on the types of payment and pricing strategies that organizations are willing to consider when purchasing a cognitive/AI application.</P><P>"This IDC Survey Spotlight highlights how organizations feel about various pricing and payment strategies for cognitive/AI applications," said David Schubmehl, research director, Cognitive/AI Systems. "Vendors of cognitive/AI applications should recognize that while organizations will adopt traditional pricing strategies, they are also open to evaluating pricing/payment strategies based on shared value or other considerations."</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Mon, 02 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT David Schubmehl INFINIDAT Product and Pricing Guide, March 2018 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43706118 <P>This IDC Pivot Table provides a synopsis of INFINIDAT'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>About — about this pricing guide</LI><LI>Price guide — current estimated pricing and price history for all products, current and discontinued</LI><LI>Specifications — specifications for current models</LI><LI>Discounting — customer pricing based off Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)</LI><LI>BOM example — represents typical bill of materials (BOM) quote format</LI></UL><P>Regular content updates related to this vendor are available to subscribed users at myIDC — Data Products (<B>www.idc.com/myidc/products.jsp</B>)<B>.</B></P> Pivot Table Mon, 02 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Brian E. Clarke Skillsoft Product and Pricing Guide, March 2018 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43707418 <P>This IDC Pivot Table provides a synopsis of Skillsoft'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>About — about this pricing guide</LI><LI>Price guide — current estimated pricing and price history for all products, current and discontinued</LI><LI>BOM example — represents typical bill of materials (BOM) quote format</LI></UL> Pivot Table Mon, 02 Apr 2018 04:00:00 GMT Brian E. Clarke Dell EMC Enterprise Storage Residual Value Forecast, March 2018 http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43635518 <P>This IDC Market Perspective includes residual value and specification charts for select Dell EMC enterprise storage products. It offers primary and secondary market analysis for the vendor and its products.</P><P>"The enterprise storage market finished the third quarter of 2017, posting strong year-over-year growth and the first double-digit growth in several years. Demand for all-flash, software-defined, and converged/hyperconverged systems continue to be the driving force for traditional storage vendors. The increased demand for new storage architectures will impact market values for older storage devices." — Susan G. Middleton, research director, Technology Financial Strategies</P> Market Perspective Thu, 22 Mar 2018 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton Interest in As a Service Models Shifts to Phones and Tablets http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43607218 <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight looks at the new procurement models that companies are reviewing for these devices and the impact this will have on future buying behaviors. In IDC's <I>U</I><I>.</I><I>S</I><I>.</I><I> IT Leasing and Financing Survey,</I> September 2017, we asked 300 U.S. enterprises about their current BYOD models for both mobile phones and tablets and if they anticipated any changes to these models in the next 12–24 months.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Tue, 06 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT Rob Brothers, Susan G. Middleton Why the Availability of Leasing and Financing Matters http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43606618 <P>The IDC Survey Spotlight highlights the importance of procurement method. In September 2017, IDC conducted a survey of 300 U.S. IT buyers and asked if the availability of leasing and financing was a factor in their provider selection process. This Survey Spotlight highlights the importance of this procurement method to the respondents that work with an OEM or a value-added reseller and the key attributes of leasing and financing that drive demand for these models.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Tue, 06 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton IDC Survey Spotlight: Pricing Models Used for Procurement as a Service Delivery http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US43599618 <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight leverages data from <I>ID</I><I>C</I><I> MarketScape:</I><I> Worldwide Procurement as a Service 2018 Vendor Assessment</I> (IDC #<B><A href="/getdoc.jsp?containerId=US42630617">US42630617</A></B>, February 2018) and illustrates which pricing models are used for procurement as a service delivery. Data includes the percentage of procurement-as-a-service engagements (the low and high ranges) delivered using an FTE-based model, an outcomes-based model, or a risk/reward model, to name a few.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 02 Mar 2018 05:00:00 GMT Alison Close State of Local Vendors in the MEA PC and Tablet Markets http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=CEMA43509917 <P>The PC and tablet markets in the MEA region, as well as those around the world, have been steady declining over the last few years. Owing to falling levels of consumer demand and stiffer competition, several vendors in the region are increasing focused on maintaining margins rather than market share. A number of white box players have also pulled out from the regional tablet market to focus on other technologies. At the same time, local players that offer PCs, tablets, and other accessories — such as i-Life, Touchmate, Casper, and Condor Electronics — have emerged and gained market share from white box players and large established vendors. This paper discusses the impact of local players on the regional PC and tablet markets.</P> Market Perspective Tue, 30 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT Nakul Dogra