rsspricingandvaluation IDC RSS alerts 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 IDC PlanScape: Retail Price Optimization Solutions <P>This IDC PlanScape highlights the case for retailers to invest in price optimization capabilities, a technology area that continues to grow in both investment and importance for retailers as they bridge to the future of retail.</P><P>"Retail of the future is customer driven, analytically robust, and automated. Achieving that is effectively impossible without a modern solution for price optimization," states Jon Duke, research vice president of IDC Retail Insights.</P> IDC PlanScape Tue, 30 Mar 2021 04:00:00 GMT Jon Duke Assessing the Role of On-Demand Consumption Models in Business Transformation <P>This IDC Market Presentation evaluates the role of on-demand consumption models in business transformation. As organizations pursue digital transformation initiatives, adoption of everything as a service (XaaS) has become a preferred consumption model for many organizations as they look to reduce IT costs, gain access to advanced technologies, and reduce the workload on their existing IT staff by simplifying management of the infrastructure. IDC believes that the benefits of the XaaS model will drive even greater adoption. Join Curtis Price, VP, Infrastructure Services at IDC, and Susan Middleton, research director, Flexible Consumption and Financing Strategies for IT Infrastructure at IDC, as they discuss XaaS adoption drivers, buyer behavior, XaaS offerings, and future trends. The discussion also highlights recent market dynamics and the impact they will have on demand for XaaS. Topics covered:</P><UL><LI>Impact of COVID-19 on XaaS adoption</LI><LI>Focus on resiliency</LI><LI>Attaining sustainability goals with XaaS</LI></UL> Market Presentation Mon, 29 Mar 2021 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton, Curtis Price HPE GreenLake Doubling Down on Partners and New Capabilities <P>In this link IDC looks at HPE GreenLake and the expanding consumption-based portfolio that HPE has brought to market. Since the HPE GreenLake launch in 2018, HPE has expanded and evolved the offering, with the latest announcement focused on enhanced enablement for partners and expanding its dedicated cloud-based portfolio to include products like bare metal instances, cloud services for VMs, and purpose-built offerings for performance-intensive computing workloads like AI and HPC. In a September 2020 study, IDC asked respondents how as-a-service models will solve their current IT challenges. The top 3 responses are:</P><UL><LI>Align IT resources and usage</LI><LI>Better optimized IT infrastructure</LI><LI>More cloudlike model (automated and self-provisioning)</LI></UL> IDC Link Mon, 22 Mar 2021 04:00:00 GMT Rob Brothers, Susan G. Middleton, Mary Johnston Turner, Ashish Nadkarni, Pam Miller IDC's Worldwide Mobile Phone Pricing Watch Taxonomy, 2021 <P>This IDC study outlines market segmentations and measurement methodologies for the mobile phone industry, including classification by technology, vendor, and geography.</P><P>"IDC's mobile phone pricing watch taxonomy presents a standardized and detailed framework of the mobile phone market," says Ryan Reith, program vice president for IDC's Mobile Phone, Personal Computing Device, Wearable, and Augmented/Virtual Reality Trackers. "The taxonomy document serves as a guideline for users to better understand and use IDC mobile phone research."</P> Taxonomy Mon, 15 Mar 2021 04:00:00 GMT Sangeetika Srivastava, Ryan Reith, Nabila Popal, Jay Chou, Simon Baker, Francisco Jeronimo, Kiranjeet Kaur, Natalia Milko, Steve Yang, Anthony Scarsella, Marta Pinto, Akira Sugawara, Ramazan Yavuz, Will Wong, Ahmed M. Ahmed, Paola Soriano, Ricardo Mendoza, Raquel de Condado Marques IDC TechBrief: Service Parts Pricing Applications in Manufacturing <P>This IDC TechBrief provides IT and service leaders with an executive snapshot of service parts pricing optimization applications and platforms and its impact on improving service margin, customer satisfaction, and demand accuracy for manufacturers.</P><P>"Service parts pricing optimization applications and platforms are in the early days of adoption for many manufacturers that often still rely on spreadsheets and manual processes to manage service parts pricing," said Aly Pinder Jr, program director, Service Innovation and Connected Products Strategies. "As manufacturers and service organizations look to drive new revenue streams while also ensuring they can efficiently deliver resolution for customers, dynamic service parts pricing will be an avenue to digital transformation and differentiation."</P> IDC TechBrief Mon, 08 Mar 2021 05:00:00 GMT Aly Pinder