rsspricingandvaluation IDC RSS alerts Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Flexible Consumption and Financing Strategies for IT Infrastructure, 2022 <P>This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) reviews the market forces that are reshaping how organizations acquire capacity and the growing importance of partners and sustainability initiatives to the IT buyer. As organizations grapple with the new challenges such as skills shortages, supply chain issues, work from home, and a possible recession, IDC observes a continued interest in flexible payment options like leasing and consumption models.</P><P>In this MAP deck, we share survey data and insights about the impact these trends will have on XaaS offers and IT leasing markets and review how organizations are preparing to face these challenges.</P> Market Analysis Perspective Wed, 21 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Susan G. Middleton Pricing Strategies for Security Services <P>This IDC Survey explores the results of a series of in-depth interviews (IDIs) that IDC held to discover the various pricing strategies, buyer behaviors, and demand for select security services.</P><P>Five different providers of some or all of the services selected for this survey were interviewed. These insights were supplemented by a variety of IDC surveys that contained information to supplement this research.</P><P>Security service offerings studied included:</P><UL><LI>Incident response and forensics</LI><LI>Incident response retainers</LI><LI>Cybersecurity transformation</LI><LI>SD-WAN</LI><LI>SASE assessments</LI><LI>Zero trust assessments</LI></UL> IDC Survey Mon, 12 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Craig Robinson U.S. State and Local Government Buyer Intelligence Survey — Public Safety Respondents: Technical Debt Analysis <P>This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation presents results from IDC Government Insights' <I>Buyer Intelligence Survey.</I> IDC Government Insights conducted the survey through January 2022 to understand the U.S. government buyer journey and gain insights for more effective and impactful technology decision making and investment. This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation looks at public safety agency responses to questions specific to technical debt and its impact on staff resources, budgets, and capabilities in cybersecurity, digital services, and data management and analytics.</P><P>The results show a tremendous level of technical debt in these areas that is a barrier to success and an inhibitor to state and local government's ability to maintain, update, transform, and innovate in these software areas.</P><P>IDC Government Insights' <I>Buyer Intelligence Survey</I> is designed to help technology suppliers and government technology buyers, decision makers, procurement officers, and policymakers devise strategies and policies that maximize technology benefits, enable government to protect and service the public, and support sound investment decisions.</P><P>IDC Government Insights' <I>Buyer Intelligence Survey</I> collects results from 1,315 respondents, both IT and non-IT decision makers. Public safety agency n values varied by topic area: </P><UL><LI>Cybersecurity n = 146</LI><LI>Data management and analytics n = 82</LI><LI>Digital services n = 64</LI></UL> Tech Buyer Presentation Wed, 07 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Alison Brooks, Ph.D. HPE FY 3Q22 Results: Navigating a Softening Enterprise Marketplace IDC Link Tue, 06 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Crawford Del Prete, Matthew Eastwood Instacart Acquisition of Eversight Looks Towards Serving Grocery Retail <P>Instacart is upending grocery retail service with its upcoming purchase of Eversight. The acquisition brings a dramatic shift from grocery delivery to grocery services across the 70,000+ stores it supports. Add to that a shift towards omnichannel and supporting retail media growth and the acquisition marks a substantive change for a key player in grocery retail. Instacart will now offer a robust Eversight toolkit that provides price optimization for grocery retailers. Executives at regional and smaller online grocery retailers will need to rethink their strategies based on the new Instacart offering.</P> IDC Link Tue, 06 Sep 2022 04:00:00 GMT Ananda Chakravarty IBM: Enabling Secure IT Asset Recycling, Refurbishment, and Resale Through Global Asset Recovery Services <P>This IDC Vendor Profile provides an overview of IBM's Global Asset Recovery Services (GARS), a division of IBM Systems, responsible for value recovery and circularity for all IT returned to or retired within IBM.</P> Vendor Profile Mon, 29 Aug 2022 04:00:00 GMT Rob Brothers, Susan G. Middleton Update to Pricing in the Worldwide Services Market, 2022 <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 document highlights a comprehensive IT services pricing structure in detail across the three regions. It also offers a rich data set that provides both a demand-side view and a supply-side view of how IT services pricing is changing over time," said Sangeetika Srivastava, associate research manager, IDC's Worldwide Services program. "Interest in variable pricing continued to decrease in 2021 — a trend that started just before the pandemic in 2019 against 'fixed price.' Respondents from Asia and the Americas largely drove the trend."</P> Market Perspective Fri, 26 Aug 2022 04:00:00 GMT Sangeetika Srivastava Software Resale Financial Incentives and Partner Services/Software <P>This IDC Survey Spotlight provides a perspective on partner margin relative to software resale (on premises and cloud) and the delta or differentiation between multiple vendors. Vendor names have been withheld for confidentiality reasons. The data comes from a survey — fielded at the end of 2021 — of 500 partners primarily in the United States with a focus on software </P> IDC Survey Spotlight Wed, 24 Aug 2022 04:00:00 GMT Paul Edwards With iRobot, Amazon Will Build A Smart Home Operations Manager <P>Amazon's acquisition of home robot pioneer iRobot gets Amazon 1) three smart cleaning appliances, 2) iRobot OS, and 3) deep context and knowledge of consumer homes. As a result, Amazon becomes the leader in smart vacuums, strengthens its smart home ecosystem, and offers a new path to Alexa and Amazon smart home. IDC predicts that Amazon will use the iRobot software platform to build a sophisticated home manager/butler membership service that become a dominant smart home service for home operations and monitoring. Future Consumers will flock to the simpler, easier, and better housing service experiences that Amazon will build on the iRobot software platform.</P> IDC Link Thu, 18 Aug 2022 04:00:00 GMT Frank Gillett, Adam Wright The Battle for Components and Raw Materials in the Tech Space — Implications for European Industries <P>This IDC Market Presentation analyzes the implications of the lack of tech materials and components from an industry perspective, dwelling on the inner causes behind it, and the ways this event is impacting the IT market. It also compares the impact of this event across different industries and explains how public institutions and IT providers can become part of the overall solution. It concludes with some key highlights and recommendations for IT providers.</P><P>"IT cost price increases and supply chain disruption are two intertwined phenomena: IT cost price increases are related to the lack of components and materials needed to produce technology components, which is caused by (though not exclusively) recent supply chain disruptions over the past several years," said Luca Butiniello, research analyst, European Customer Insights and Analysis.</P><P>"The lack of tech materials will impact all industries in different ways, from the heavy-tech production industries that need more materials for their products and services, to the more innovative ones that need tech materials for their innovation road maps," said Carla La Croce, senior research analyst, European Customer Insights and Analysis.</P> Market Presentation Tue, 16 Aug 2022 04:00:00 GMT Luca Butiniello, Carla La Croce