rsspricingandvaluation IDC RSS alerts Divergent Strategies for Dealing with Software Price Inflation <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight illustrates the divergent strategies that different market segments and industries may use to cope with software costs should inflationary pressure cause vendors to raise prices.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Fri, 13 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Gerry Murray IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Point-of-Sale Software Vendors in Grocery and Food Store Retail 2022 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC MarketScape assesses the capabilities and strategies of enterprise POS software solution providers that have a significant presence in the global grocery/food store segment. A key component of the evaluation is how IT buyers perceive the benefits of the POS software in meeting the unique and ever-changing needs of grocery stores as well as the providers' strategy and commitment to innovation to enable retailers' ongoing omni-channel success. </P><P>"The complexities of the current landscape in grocery means that POS providers must address not only the omni-channel needs of today but have a strong strategy for powering the omni-channel needs of tomorrow with the rapid innovation," says Margot Juros, research manager, Worldwide Retail Technology Strategies at IDC. "Successful players need to enable the visibility and democratization of data that comes from each customer touch point. One key differentiator among leaders in this space is the ability to provide real-time, actionable data to help grocery retailers make impactful changes at the store level."</P> IDC MarketScape Thu, 12 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Margot Juros, Dorothy Creamer HPE GreenLake Announcements: Modernizing the Digital Infrastructure and Digital Business Transformation <P>This IDC Market Note discusses HPE GreenLake announcements. The expanded HPE GreenLake portfolio addresses a wider range of digital infrastructure modernization and digital business transformation programs. </P><P>"This portfolio allows customers to experience a consistent security and operational experience regardless of where the infrastructure resources are physically deployed". — Rob Brothers, program VP, Datacenter Services and Hardware and Software Support and Deployment Services</P> Market Note Mon, 09 May 2022 04:00:00 GMT Rob Brothers, Susan G. Middleton Building a Consumption-Based Digital Infrastructure Procurement Framework to Accelerate Business Outcomes <P>This IDC Perspective reviews how consumption models can address the complexity of managing all the new ecosystems that span across multiple platforms and locations and provides guidance about how to develop a framework for the adoption of these models.</P><P>"When selecting an as-a-service provider, consider an organization that can become a strategic partner to your organization to help increase your organization's agility and competitiveness." — Susan Middleton, research VP, Flexible Consumption and Financing for IT Infrastructure at IDC</P> IDC Perspective Wed, 06 Apr 2022 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton Contract Analysis: Canadian Federal Government IT Contracts — 2021 in Review <P>This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation provides an analysis of the IT-related contracts signed by the Canadian government in 2021. The summary outlines all contracts of C$10,000+ in value, covering the areas of hardware, software, IT services, and IT-related business consulting. Various sources include IDC's contract database as well as open government and public accounts reporting of the federal government.</P> Tech Buyer Presentation Wed, 30 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT Mark Schrutt, Jason Bremner Edge Deployment Payment Options for IT Infrastructure <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight shares the results from IDC's December 2021 <I>EdgeView</I> <I>S</I><I>urvey</I> and also provides guidance. IDC surveyed 1,500 IT decision makers in North America, Asia/Pacific, and Western Europe to understand their edge deployment plans and explore aspects such as latency, cost, resiliency, security, and compliance. Another topic was how IT decision makers are paying for edge deployments. Interest in pay-as-you-go consumption models remains strong for organizations expanding edge deployments. </P> IDC Survey Spotlight Tue, 29 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT Jennifer Cooke, Susan G. Middleton The Emerging Need for Digital Innovators to Create Internally Curated Open Source Repositories <P>This IDC Perspective provides insights into the open source software bill of materials (SBOM), software composition analysis, and the primary ways in which digital innovators build and manage internally curated open source software repositories.</P><P>"In the wake of recent events such as the recent Log4J vulnerability and the software supply chain attacks in 2021, organizations are beginning to realize they need more insight and control over the open source components their developers are embedding in their applications," according to Jim Mercer, research director, IDC's DevOps and DevSecOps.</P> IDC Perspective Mon, 28 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT Jim Mercer Sustainability Investments for Reporting <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight shares the results from a recent survey and provides guidance. The importance of sustainability has reached new levels of awareness among IT organizations and suppliers. In an IDC's <I>Future Enterprise and Resiliency Survey,</I> January 2022, IDC explored the importance of these initiatives, the key sustainability investments organizations are focused on, and the planned benefits of these investments. </P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 23 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton The Evolution of Services Contracting <P>This IDC Market Presentation analyzes pricing models employed by service providers in their client engagements and the evolution taking place in services contracting. With outcome-based pricing models becoming a key pricing model in Europe, the report analyzes the factors shaping such engagements.</P> Market Presentation Wed, 23 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT Matthew Wilkins, Ewa Zborowska Freight Futures <P>This IDC Market Note highlights the announcement of freight futures products offered through Chicago Mercantile Exchange and Compass Financial Technologies in February 2022, aiming to bring stability to organizational spend associated with operating in an extremely volatile global ocean freight market.</P> Market Note Mon, 21 Mar 2022 04:00:00 GMT Travis Eide