rsspricingandvaluation IDC RSS alerts Portable PC Residual Value Forecast, September 2017 <P>This IDC Market Perspective provides residual value forecasts and current fair market value data for portable personal computers from tier 1 vendors. This document explains the current market conditions that are affecting the value of used hardware on the secondary market and what future technological changes will further impact these values. We explore the factors impacting the portable PC market, from Windows 10 adoption to Chromebooks. This information can help those that invest in portable desktop hardware assess their risk. This document also provides guidance on the amount of residual value that is expected to be realized at the end of lease term for portable PC hardware from tier 1 vendors.</P><P>"IT organizations lease and finance portable PCs as a way to leverage the benefit of being able to accurately manage and forecast the expenses associated with these devices as well as to protect their organizations against hardware obsolescence.As a result, it's important for leasing and financing providers to be aware of important dynamics of the portable PC market as a whole, particularly as the market is on the edge of a new leasing and financing paradigm, namely, that of PC as a service." — Kelly Quinn, research manager, IDC's Technology Valuation Strategies</P> Market Perspective Wed, 20 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Kelly Quinn ConsumerScape 360, 2017: Device per Capita Purchase Rates, 2012–2016 <P>This IDC Survey focuses on per capita annual consumer purchase rates of PCs, tablets, and smartphones and is exceptionally useful in understanding the purchase trend year over year. It details consumer purchase rates in 19 different countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, United Kingdom, United States, South Africa, Turkey, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea, Sweden, New Zealand, Mexico, Poland, and Russia) from 2012 to 2016.</P> IDC Survey Tue, 19 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT John Jackson, Archana Ramachandra Motivations Driving Early Adoption of PCaaS Globally <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight examines the motivating factors of early adopters and intenders of PCaaS. The survey was fielded in six countries (United States, United Kingdom, Germany, China, India, and Australia) and closed in January 2017. With the complexity of modern IT expanding at an accelerating rate, companies will need some reprieve from technology suppliers. PCaaS offers significant potential benefits in the form of cost reduction, workload reduction, and accelerate refresh. Messaging to the right benefit should provide vendors with better footing in this potentially disruptive market.</P> IDC Survey Spotlight Thu, 14 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Linn Huang Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide IT Leasing and Financing Overview, 2017 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective discusses IT leasing and financial trends in 2017. In 2017, the adoption of as a service models have accelerated as enterprises continue to demand flexible, agile procurement models that offer transparency and enable rapid deployment. In addition, the new FASB rules will influence how CFOs review IT procurement. In this MAP deck, we share survey data and insights about the impact these trends will have on IT leasing and financing markets.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton Mobile Operators Out to Prove Mobile Market Is Alive and Kicking <P>Spark's announcement of its reduced price for its unlimited mobile data plan is the third major mobile plan pricing announcement in a matter of days. However, do the plans offer real value for consumers or are they only posturing a response to the Commerce Commission's announcement of its competitive review of the New Zealand mobile market?</P> IDC Link Tue, 12 Sep 2017 04:00:00 GMT Monica Collier Dell Expands Cloud Flex to Capture Hyperconverged Growth <P>This IDC Market Note discusses Dell's Cloud Flex for HCI, part of the larger rollout of new payment offers announced at Dell EMC World on May 8, 2017. Dell also reviewed its new program for channel partners.</P><P>"By expanding its Cloud Flex model, Dell is addressing the realities of today's IT procurement challenges. Regardless of whether it's an enterprise account or a service provider, most are facing constrained IT budgets, rapidly changing business challenges, and balancing capex and opex models. Dell's new Cloud Flex for HCI addresses these concerns and provides the flexibility that will enable Dell's customers, channel partners, and prospects to embrace the realities of the DX economy." — Susan G. Middleton, research director, IDC's Technology Financing Strategies</P> Market Note Wed, 30 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton Desktop PC Residual Value Forecast, August 2017 <P>This IDC Market Perspective provides an update on residual value forecasts and current fair market value data for commercially deployed desktop personal computers from tier 1 vendors. This study describes the current market conditions that are affecting the adoption of desktop PCs in the commercial space. </P><P>"Despite negative pressures on the commercial desktop PC market — such as the continuous introduction of increasingly advanced technologies and the shift to nondesktop form factors — desktop PCs still have their place," said Kelly Quinn, research manager, Technology Valuation Services. "However, participants in both primary and secondary markets for these devices need to be aware of a number of market factors that could potentially affect their business."</P> Market Perspective Mon, 28 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Kelly Quinn IBM z14 Servers: IBM Targets Customers' Pain Points <P>This IDC Market Note reviews IBM's announcement of the new z14 series. On July 17, IBM introduced its latest generation of the z series. IBM has reenergized the platform by integrating pervasive encryption into the system and improving software pricing.</P><P>"As the industry transforms from a 3rd Platform focus to digital transformation, IBM's investment in these new areas will help it mitigate future customer erosion and maybe attract new customer types to the z platform." — Susan G. Middleton, research director, IDC's Technology Financing Strategies</P> Market Note Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Digital Business Models and Monetization, 2017 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective provides an analysis of trends impacting worldwide digital business models and monetization and reviews the key trends in application adoption, including buying criteria, customer expectations, budgeting, decision making, and vendor selection. Key sections include industry highlights, market landscape, competitive assessment, future view of the market, and essential guidance. Vendor strategies are discussed together with key market trends and imperatives. A current forecast for software revenue according to revenue type is included.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Amy Konary IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Life Science Social Media Analytics 2017 Vendor Assessment <P>This IDC Health Insights study provides a guide for life science companies interested in a deeper understanding of how patients and other stakeholders view their brand and product through the use of social media analytics.</P><P>Michael Townsend, research manager for IDC Health Insights Life Science Commercial Strategies, noted, "Life science companies are using social media analytics to assist them in understanding underlying customer attitudes toward their brand and products. When evaluating best practices in the industry, it will continue to be important to partner with leading service providers using state-of-the-art technology, proven experience in social media analytics, and a deep understanding of the life science industry."</P> IDC MarketScape Wed, 09 Aug 2017 04:00:00 GMT Michael Townsend